The Israeli secret services and the struggle against terrorism

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While Mossad is known as one of the world's most successful terrorist-fighting organizations, the state of Israel has, more than once and on many levels, risked the lives of its agents and soldiers through unwise intelligence-based intervention. An expert on terror and political extremism, Ami Pedahzur argues that Israel's strict reliance on the elite units of its intelligence community is fundamentally flawed. A unique synthesis of memoir, academic research, and information gathered from print and online sources, Pedahzur's complex study explores this issue through Israel's past encounters with terrorists, specifically, hostage rescue missions, the first and second wars in Lebanon, the challenges of the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian terrorist groups, and Hezbollah. He brings a rare transparency to Israel's counterterrorist activities, highlighting their successes and failures and the factors that have contributed to these results. From the foundations of this analysis, Pedahzur ultimately builds a strategy for future confrontation that has relevance not only for Israel but also for other countries that have adopted Israel's intelligence-based model.

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subject_facet Intelligence service -- Israel, Secret service -- Israel, Terrorism -- Israel -- Prevention
table_of_contents The emergence of Israel's counterterrorism doctrine -- The path to the defensive model and back -- Rescuing hostages -- The Lebanese puzzle -- New challenges from the West Bank and Gaza -- The global challenge of Iran and Hezbollah -- New rivals, old responses -- A war against an elusive enemy -- The second Lebanon war and beyond -- Fighting the terrorism plague.
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