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The Israeli Intelligence Community
The Israeli Intelligence Community
An Insider's View
Authors: Ephraim Lapid
Efraim Halevy (forward)
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House

Price: $29.95 
Special Price: $26.00
Format: Paperback
ISBN 13: 9789657023075
Catalog Number: g7307 7023-07
Number of Pages: 268
Year Published: 2020


Description:
Ephraim Lapid's book presents the vast successes of the Israeli intelligence community, yet does not refrain from exposing its failures as well. A must-read for all who take interest in the security of the state and in the history of Israel, the IDF, and the clandestine community. With the trustworthy hand of one who was involved in the building, Ephraim Lapid spreads before us the story of the development of Israeli intelligence from its inception (with an emphasis on the 60s and 70s), painting a wide and complex view of the circumstances, threats, and opportunities that turned Israeli intelligence into one of the best in the world.
Lt. Gen. Ehud Barak, former prime minister, defense minister, and foreign affairs minister of the State of Israel

Ephraim Lapid provides the reader with a rare and detailed insight into the way the Israeli intelligence community steadily developed over the years and assumed a crucial role as both an originator of unorthodox diplomacy and a tool that was vital to Israel's success in leading the country from six hundred thousand to over six million Jews and over two million indigenous Arabs. No other book provides the range and depth seen here. The book provides a minute and detailed description of the infrastructure that has not only chalked up dramatic and critical operational results, but has also reinvented itself as new challenges have necessitated rapid solutions.
Efraim Halevy, ninth head of the Mossad; former chairman of the Israeli National Security Council