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  • Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program
  • Ronen Bergman
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  • 28 July 2020
  • 9781400069712

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Ronen Bergman ✓ 5 review characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ronen Bergman Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program The first definitive history of the Mossad Shin Bet and the IDF’s targeted killing programs from the man hailed by David Remnick as “arguably Israel’s best investigative reporter” The Talmud says “If someone comes to kill you rise up and kill him first” This instinct to take every measure even the most aggressive to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948 protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats Targeted assassinations have been used countless times on enemies large and small sometimes in response to a. This is a really remarkable history of the violence undertaken by the modern Zionist movement starting all the way back from Mandate Palestine the wars against the postcolonial Arab states and ending with the present conflict between Israel and the Iranian led Axis of Resistance The author gets incredible access to the people involved in executing military and clandestine operations on behalf of the Mossad Shin Bet and AMAN over the past several decades The story starts even before the creation of Israel with some remarkable on the record interviews with the hitmen and militia fighters many of them Holocaust survivors who helped establish the state by targeting British colonial officials and local Arabs in the early 20th century This is an epic history of the type that few countries get to tell about themselvesI was genuinely amazed at many of the revelations that Bergman documents including the fact that the IDF had carried out a wave of deliberate car bombing attacks against Palestinian civilians in Beirut tried to brainwash captured Palestinians to assassinate Arafat and even blamed assassinations and bombings in Lebanon on fictional Sunni extremist groups The means used to carry out these operations were often chilling including the use of gruesome poisons package bombings home invasion murders and other terroristic forms of killing Faced with what they consider existential threats and not thinking too highly of their neighbors the Israeli officials have been ruthless in their fight to preserve the state over the past several decades It really is clear that Mossad is willing to do anything anywhere to potentially anyone if its leaders deem it necessaryWhile it cannot be said that all members of the Israeli military intelligence apparatus had a cavalier attitude towards Arab lives in general they definitely have a far greater tolerance for carrying out operations that would kill Arab civilians as opposed to their European or God forbid American counterparts Several high profile individuals including Ariel Sharon Rafael Eitan and Moshe Yaalon come across as absolute war criminals in the book unconcerned with the deaths of innocents and at times utterly relishing it Several others including a number of mid level objectors appear to have had moral ualms about things that happened during the conflict There is a particularly touching section where an AMAN operative tasked with helping kill the famous PLO commando Abu Jihad Khalil al Wazir laments how much he had come to respect the man he was tracking describing him as a model family man and authentic leader It turns out that Moshe Yaalon was personally involved in that killing and pumped several bullets into al Wazir s already dead body in front of his screaming wife something that he gloats to Bergman about in the book The history that Bergman recounts also gives a sobering reminder of how common it was for Israelis and Arabs to kill each other in Europe during the 60s and 70s The fighting has mostly stayed within the Middle East since then but for a time assassinations mostly by Mossad and hijackings mostly by the Palestinians were becoming a global phenomenon The book lists of killing upon killing over decades charting a back and forth cycle of violence and escalation Many of these attacks including high profile Hezbollah bombings that killed dozens of IDF soldiers had been effectively memory holed until now in some cases deliberately There are truly gruesome acts committed on all sides though for the most part the book tends to frame Israeli actions as being in response to Palestinian provocationThe book also teaches a lot about the organizational structure of Israel s intelligence divisions The Mossad has historically been tasked with external operations something like Iran s uds Force whereas Shin Bet handles internal security and AMAN provides intelligence for use by the IDF I was amazed by the fact Mossad and Shin Bet actually act under the direct command of the Prime Minister and have no parliamentary oversight The PM himself signs the red pages to authorize assassinations and calls the shots of specific operations Needless to say that this is a system extremely vulnerable to abuse and wanton behavior with a small unaccountable group of people getting to run their own high powered global killing machine Its no wonder that former Mossad head Tamir Pardo recently described the agency as a crime organization with a license There is a lot of information in this book but no cliche it is genuinely written like a thriller The writing was so good I could not put it down An intimidating sounding 700 pages went by in no time This is a great achievement for a writer and a real testament both to Bergman s narrative skills and the sensational reported information that he managed to obtain My one complaint is that for all the incredible access he gets to the Israeli side including the names and voices of people who pulled triggers and made key decisions over the years the Arabs are mostly covered by secondary sources The book is not a hagiography of Israeli intelligence by any means and in fact raises serious moral uestions about its conduct and ultimate strategic aims Nonetheless the war against the Palestinians is basically portrayed as a War on Terror without much analysis of the Palestinian history or why decades after their Nakba catastrophe they would have started using terrorism in the first place Had the book managed to get even a uarter as much access to the Arab side as it did to the Israelis it would have made a huge difference The selective use of the word terrorism and its exemption for state violence is also a bit dated and fails to reflect debates that have taken place in recent years about how such violence is reportedThat aside I have to say this is one of the best written and most enlightening history books on the Middle East that I ve come across in some time I really recommend it to anyone regardless of their stance on the conflict The level of intergenerational violence documented here is sobering I sincerely hope that people in positions of influence on all sides will read this book and reflect on the pressing need for this bloodshed to somehow come to an end I also wish that peoples had the power necessary to enshrine their history in such a meaningful way Drink to Yesterday you rise up and kill him first” This instinct to take every measure even the most aggressive to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948 protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats Targeted assassinations have been used countless times on enemies large and small sometimes in response to a. This is a really remarkable history of the violence undertaken by the modern Zionist movement starting all the way back from Mandate Palestine the wars against the postcolonial Arab states and ending with the present conflict between Israel and the Iranian led Axis of Resistance The author gets incredible access to the people involved in executing military and clandestine operations on behalf of the Mossad Shin Bet and AMAN over the past several decades The story starts even before the creation of Israel with some remarkable on the record interviews with the hitmen and militia fighters many of them Holocaust survivors who helped establish the state by targeting British colonial officials and local Arabs in the early 20th century This is an epic history of the type that few countries get to tell about themselvesI was genuinely amazed at many of the revelations that Bergman documents including the fact that the IDF had carried out a wave of deliberate car bombing attacks against Palestinian civilians in Beirut tried to brainwash captured Palestinians to assassinate Arafat and even blamed assassinations and bombings in Lebanon on fictional Sunni extremist groups The means used to carry out these operations were often chilling including the use of gruesome poisons package bombings home invasion murders and other terroristic forms of killing Faced with what they consider existential threats and not thinking too highly of their neighbors the Israeli officials have been ruthless in their fight to preserve the state over the past several decades It really is clear that Mossad is willing to do anything anywhere to potentially anyone if its leaders deem it necessaryWhile it cannot be said that all members of the Israeli military intelligence apparatus had a cavalier attitude towards Arab lives in general they definitely have a far greater tolerance for carrying out operations that would kill Arab civilians as opposed to their European or God forbid American counterparts Several high profile individuals including Ariel Sharon Rafael Eitan and Moshe Yaalon come across as absolute war criminals in the book unconcerned with the deaths of innocents and at times utterly relishing it Several others including a number of mid level objectors appear to have had moral ualms about things that happened during the conflict There is a particularly touching section where an AMAN operative tasked with helping kill the famous PLO commando Abu Jihad Khalil al Wazir laments how much he had come to respect the man he was tracking describing him as a model family man and authentic leader It turns out that Moshe Yaalon was personally involved in that killing and pumped several bullets into al Wazir s already dead body in front of his screaming wife something that he gloats to Bergman about in the book The history that Bergman recounts also gives a sobering reminder of how common it was for Israelis and Arabs to kill each other in Europe during the 60s and 70s The fighting has mostly stayed within the Middle East since then but for a time assassinations mostly by Mossad and hijackings mostly by the Palestinians were becoming a global phenomenon The book lists of killing upon killing over decades charting a back and forth cycle of violence and escalation Many of these attacks including high profile Hezbollah bombings that killed dozens of IDF soldiers had been effectively memory holed until now in some cases deliberately There are truly gruesome acts committed on all sides though for the most part the book tends to frame Israeli actions as being in response to Palestinian provocationThe book also teaches a lot about the organizational structure of Israel s intelligence divisions The Mossad has historically been tasked with external operations something like Iran s uds Force whereas Shin Bet handles internal security and AMAN provides intelligence for use by the IDF I was amazed by the fact Mossad and Shin Bet actually act under the direct command of the Prime Minister and have no parliamentary oversight The PM himself signs the red pages to authorize assassinations and calls the shots of specific operations Needless to say that this is a system extremely vulnerable to abuse and wanton behavior with a small unaccountable group of people getting to run their own high powered global killing machine Its no wonder that former Mossad head Tamir Pardo recently described the agency as a crime organization with a license There is a lot of information in this book but no cliche it is genuinely written like a thriller The writing was so good I could not put it down An intimidating sounding 700 pages went by in no time This is a great achievement for a writer and a real testament both to Bergman s narrative skills and the sensational reported information that he managed to obtain My one complaint is that for all the incredible access he gets to the Israeli side including the names and voices of people who pulled triggers and made key decisions over the The Second Wave: The Makanza Series Book 0 (English Edition) years the Arabs are mostly covered by secondary sources The book is not a hagiography of Israeli intelligence by any means and in fact raises serious moral uestions about its conduct and ultimate strategic aims Nonetheless the war against the Palestinians is basically portrayed as a War on Terror without much analysis of the Palestinian history or why decades after their Nakba catastrophe they would have started using terrorism in the first place Had the book managed to get even a uarter as much access to the Arab side as it did to the Israelis it would have made a huge difference The selective use of the word terrorism and its exemption for state violence is also a bit dated and fails to reflect debates that have taken place in recent The First Mile years about how such violence is reportedThat aside I have to say this is one of the best written and most enlightening history books on the Middle East that I ve come across in some time I really recommend it to anyone regardless of their stance on the conflict The level of intergenerational violence documented here is sobering I sincerely hope that people in positions of influence on all sides will read this book and reflect on the pressing need for this bloodshed to somehow come to an end I also wish that peoples had the power necessary to enshrine their history in such a meaningful way

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Ronen Bergman ✓ 5 review characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ronen Bergman Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program Ttacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively In this page turning eye opening book journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs their successes their failures and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missionsBergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres Ehud Barak Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu as well as high level figures in the country’s military and intelligence services the IDF Israel Defense Forces the Mossad the world’s most feared intelligence agency Caesarea a “Mossad within the Mossad” that. The Badass Israeli Assassinthis is an archetype that has glued itself to the public imagination More cunning professional stylish than their bumbling goody two shoes gentile counterparts there are many grains of truth in this image Since its creation the state of Israel has developed a highly sophisticated paramilitary capability to annihilate the enemies of the Jewish people from Buenos Aires to Damascus and those who decide out of ideology greed or callous disregard to give aid to those enemies As a rule magicians never tell their secrets and prefer to die with them rather than loosen their lips The same can be said for the Guardians of Israel who like any good spies prefer misdirection strategic exaggeration and the occasional modest downplaying to keep what really happened under wraps Case in point the sometimes exuberant journalist Gordon Thomas whose Gideon s Spies has been shown to have uite a bit of exaggeration over the years This time however the magicians have decided to tell of the truth in a book that is set to be the seminal 2018 release beating out Steve Coll s Directorate S for the most hotly anticipated non fiction history book of this year Rise up and kill first These are the words that the men who run Israel s paramilitary operations live and die by Taken from the Babylonian edition of the Talmud it s a reference to how Israel does not want to see another would be Hitler getting to that blood soaked finish line To achieve this end whether it be a bomb sent by express delivery through an Iranian nuclear power plant or that trademark hail of22LR lead fired from Italian made automatics Mossad and Sayaret Matkal were finding fixing and finishing people before Mitch Rapp and Scott Harvath made it cool This book is written by Ronen Bergman the journalist in Israel who knows all the main players and has illuminated the pitch black dark spaces At 900 pages it is the complete history of covert ops intelligence gathering and assassination by those who defend Israel Starting from the humble days of the British Mandate era where Zionist militants were knocking off British Tommies and Ruperts we then go on an odessy through the war against the Post Colonial Arab nations the wave of PLO terrorism the dark days of the Lebanese Civil War both Infatadas and concluding in 2016 with the death of one of the greatest Middle Eastern spies in history saying that there s a lot of detail in this book is like saying bullets go through flesh and blood A thousand anecdotes a thousand battles on the never ending covert war that is the espionage game Chronicling the greatest hits by letter bomb car bomb air force bomb bullets and in one case the worst dental hygiene product in the world Exploring the biggest defeats and setbacks which include the ones that they would have preferred to keep under wraps this book is the warts and all portrait of the most idolized and demonized group of soldiers and spies in the world that in the age where facts are now irrelevant but feelings are in fashion is truly a welcome relief This is proof that proper journalism is not dead The cast of characters is phenomenal and so are the little stories woven into the narrative We have Mossad s founding fathers and how they got their first office a group of Nazi loving German Protestants were in Tel Aviv and were removed from the vicinity permanently their assets like Otto Skorzeny who proved to be an even better intelligence officer and manipulator than commando when Mossad hired him for a job the seminal events like the formation of the Kidon team that has brought the fear of Allah to millions of terrorists from Paris to Beirut and that is just the tip of the iceberg The material in this book would provide any spy series with enough information to go on for decades As I said above however this is a true warts and all account Some people you may admire do not come off well in this book And some of the biggest mistakes stuff ups and some of the mad proposals that were considered are recounted in detail that will leave you uite shaken even But this serves in humanizing the people in the story They re not Gods but very human trying to do the best they can in spite of what their job throws at them At the heart of this story however is an analysis about the paramilitary side of the espionage game aka the side of the business which the most beloved spy novels are drawn from It shows you the planning the hard work and sheer effort it takes to kill a man that you only see a third of in a thriller novel The men who developed the paramilitary capability as you ll learn in the book are proud of their creation and rightfully so But they understood that it can only bring short term tactical victories but not the long term solution that they realize their country would need And it s this tactical victory and strategic defeat dichotomy that you ll learn cuts to the heart of the utility of paramilitary operations in covert affairs To conclude This is the book about the real Gabriel Allons and peels back the curtain to show you the time effort and suffering they ve had to do to create that badass Israeli legend For thriller fans Rise Up and Kill First can leave you unsatisfied with many spy novels For writers this book is an amazing resource if you want to write about Mossad Shin Bet and Amamn And for those who want to learn something new and are tired about the same old portrayals this is the book for you

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Ronen Bergman ✓ 5 review characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ronen Bergman Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program Carries out attacks on the highest value targets and the Shin Bet an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable suicide terrorismIncluding never before reported behind the curtain accounts of key operations and based on hundreds of on the record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel’s most secret activities Bergman traces from statehood to the present the gripping events and thorny ethical uestions underlying Israel’s targeted killing campaign which has shaped the Israeli nation the Middle East and the entire worl. This book is much better than Mossad The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service has details about operations and most important talking about political situation and decisions made that lead to assassination Both books are highly recommended but if you re planning to read only one pick this one


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    EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] Ronen Bergman ✓ 5 review Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program When the state of Israel achieved nationhood in 1948 it was seen as an ethical and moral experiment because of the role the Holocaust played in its creation along with its dominant Jewish culture Residing in a geographical r

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    Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ronen Bergman Ronen Bergman ✓ 5 review This is a really remarkable history of the violence undertaken by the modern Zionist movement starting all the way back from Mandate Palestine the wars against the postcolonial Arab states and ending with the present conflict betwee

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    EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ronen Bergman Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program My feelings after reading this book is sense of despondency on the Israel’s political establishment Title of the last chapter succinctly captures the result of Israel's targeted killings ''Impressive tactical success Disastrous s

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    Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ronen Bergman Ronen Bergman ✓ 5 review Dang This is a phenomenal book that is eye opening in so many ways Going all the way back to early Zionism this book charts Israeli covert action against its myriad enemies The programs Bergman describes have been one of Israel's major national security tools They fit with an Israeli focus on pre emption massive retaliation as well as a national sense that no one will save the Jews except themselves The extent to whic

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    EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] The Badass Israeli Assassinthis is an archetype that has glued itself to the public imagination More cunning professional stylish than their bumbling goody two shoes gentile counterparts there are many grains of truth in this image Since its creation the state of Israel has developed a highly sophisticated paramilitary cap

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    EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] Four stars for a general reader five for those of us really interested in IsraelThe title is taken from a line in the Talmud “If s

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    EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] This book is much better than Mossad The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service has details about operations and most important talking about political situation and decisions made that lead to assassination Both books are highly recommended but if you're planning to read only one pick this one

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    EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] Ronen Bergman ✓ 5 review Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program Informative in many ways but NOT in one HUGE wayThis book is great for documenting how Mossad foreign intell Shin Bet domestic intel and Aman military intel combined to fight a variety of threats from various Palestinian groups including Fatah and Hamas plus Hezbullah in Lebanon and Syrian and other support for some terroristsIt do

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    EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] My favorite book of the year so farI've been looking for a comprehensive history of Israel's targeted assassinations sinc

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    Read Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program EBOOK / PDF [Rise and Kill First The Inside Story and Secret Operations of Israel's Assassination Program] characters Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Ronen Bergman Wow This book is a monumental achievement and will leave your head spinning The sheer chutzpah and courage of many of Israel's intelligence operations over the last 80 years was incredible to read about but Bergman does much than tell incredible stories about crazy assassinations He is able to weave these stories into a narrative about the larger uestions of Israel's existence and survival and he doesn't shy away for tackling the

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