Israel's Secret Wars

Israel's Secret Wars: A History of Israel's Intelligence Services

Cover of book updated in 1994.
Author Ian Black and Benny Morris
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Grove Press
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 634 pp
ISBN 978-0-8021-3286-4
OCLC 249707944

Israel's Secret Wars: A History of Israel's Intelligence Services (also known as Israel's Secret Wars: The Untold History of Israeli Intelligence) is a 1991 book written by Ian Black and Benny Morris about the history of the Israeli intelligence services from the period of the Yishuv to the end of the 1980s. It was updated in 1994 to include the Gulf War period.

It explores the role of secret intelligence and covert activities in the Zionist movement before independence and explore the operational and political histories all three major Israeli intelligence agencies Aman (military intelligence), Mossad (foreign intelligence and covert operations) and Shin Bet (internal security).[1]

John C. Campbell, writing in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, said that the book "cannot be the definitive history, but it comes as close as we are likely to get and is especially good in showing how critical to, and closely interwoven with, the fate of the nation these agencies have been."[1]

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  1. 1 2 Campbell, John C. (Fall 1991). "Israel's Secret Wars: The Untold History Of Israeli Intelligence. Ian Black and Benny Morris. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991, 608 pp. $24.95.". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2009-01-19.

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