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Historical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence

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For Israel_more so than for any other state_an effective Intelligence Community has been a matter of life and death. Over the past half-century or so, Israel has created and refined what is broadly regarded as one of the best intelligence networks in… weiterlesen
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Titel: Historical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence
Autor/en: Ephraim Kahana

ISBN: 081085581X
EAN: 9780810855816
Sprache: Englisch.

April 2006 - gebunden - 369 Seiten


For Israel_more so than for any other state_an effective Intelligence Community has been a matter of life and death. Over the past half-century or so, Israel has created and refined what is broadly regarded as one of the best intelligence networks in the world. It has repeatedly undone efforts by hostile Arab neighbors to defeat it in war, foiled countless terrorist attacks, contributed to military preparedness and armament production, and helped millions of Jews to reach the Promised Land. Unfortunately, it has also committed some terrible mistakes and made blunders it can ill afford.


Editor's Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Acronyms and Abbreviations Chronology Introduction THE DICTIONARY Appendixes
A. Directors of the Israeli Intelligence Organizations
B. Israeli Intelligence Community Structure
C. Directorate of Military Intelligence
D. Israeli Security Agency (ISA)
E. Mossad: Israel Secret Intelligence Service Glossary Bibliography About the Author


Ephraim Kahana is professor of international relations and faculty member at Western Galilee College, Acre, Israel, where he chaired the Department of Political Science from 1997 to 1998. He also teaches international relations, national security, and intelligence studies in the National Security Program of the University of Haifa and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Dr. Kahana has written numerous papers and articles and organized panels and conferences on these subjects.


Gracefully written, well balanced, and frank-recalling the failures as well as the accomplishments of Israeli intelligence-the book is both authoritative and engaging on a wide range of topics. Recommended for any serious scholar or library concerned with the Middle East. -- Dr. Walter C. Clemens Jr., Boston University and Harvard University The 424-page Dictionary provides an introduction to Israeli intelligence, along with entries on significant persons, operations, and key historical episodes...includes a fine bibliography... Secrecy News Overall this is a valuable reference book. Studies In Intelligence, Vol. 50, No. 4 (2006) This is the first comprehensive account of the entirety of the Israeli intelligence community...This is a significant book in an important series. It is highly recommended for any academic and most large public libraries. American Reference Books Annual, vol. 38 (2007) Professor Kahana has done an exemplary job of illuminating the complex history of the multi-faceted Israel Intelligence Community. His work will be an essential item in any reference library. -- Dr. Michael Andregg, Professor of Justice and Peace Studies, University of St. Thomas Kahana (U. of Haifa, Israel) "aims to portray the entire Israeli intelligence community, its organizations and directors, its successes and its failures," in cross-referenced dictionary entries describing prominent personalities ranging from directors of the Mossad to Mordechai Vanunu, the dissident kidnapped from Rome and jailed for treason for revealing Israel's nuclear weapons program; numerous operations; and conceptual topics such as media-intelligence relations. Reference and Research Book News, August 2006 Valuable reference book. Association Of Former Intelligence Officers

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