Israeli Secret Services

Israeli Secret Services

by Frank A. Clements
     
 

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The Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Services, the Mossad, is pobably the best known of the world's intelligence services, one of the most sespected and, certainly, one of the most intriguing. However, despite its fame, the available literature, other than Hebrew, is limited and scattered amongst a variety of subject areas because the tentacles

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The Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Services, the Mossad, is pobably the best known of the world's intelligence services, one of the most sespected and, certainly, one of the most intriguing. However, despite its fame, the available literature, other than Hebrew, is limited and scattered amongst a variety of subject areas because the tentacles of the Mossad are similarly varied. The aim of this volume is to document the range of English language material available on ±«f Mossad from its pre-official origins in Europe during the Second World War to ±e present period of the Middle East peace process.

The organization had its origins in the aftermath of the Holocaust, being the agency responsible for organizing the illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine before becoming officially constituted in 1951. Since its formation the Mossad has been intimately involved in each of the significant events in Israel's history, including actions against its Arab neighbors, the hunting of wanted Nazis, spectacular actions such as the raid on Entebbe to free the hostages, counter-terrorist activities, and high technology espionage against friend and foe alike.

This bibliography will be of interest to researchers covering intelligence activities and to students, scholars, and librarians interested in the history of Israel and its relations with its Arab neighbors. The early material on the Mossad will also be of special concern to students of the Holocaust and its aftermath.

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“[C]ontains 219 citations, [and] begins with an introduction to the Mossad. The first four sections cover organizational aspects of Israeli intelligence (general works, Israeli general works, Mossad, and military intelligence). The remainder of the volume is divided into six chapters devoted to actions in which the service has engaged (Palestine, anti-Nazi operations, Arab-Israeli wars, the PLO, foreign incursions, and rescue operations).”

—V. McHale, Choice

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A bibliography of English-language print material and databases on the Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Services, drawing on reports from judicial commissions, a collection of Hazav intelligence reports at Tel-Aviv University, and three official Israeli publications. Areas of concentration include illegal immigration to Palestine, anti-Nazi operations, and foreign incursions. For students, scholars, and librarians interested in intelligence activities, the history of Israel, and its relations with its Arab neighbors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412808149
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Frank A. Clements has compiled annotated bibliographies on Arab nationalism and T.E. Lawrence. He is a fellow of the British Society for Middle East Studies, a member of the Society for Gulf Studies, and head of learning services at the College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, England.

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