Spies Against Armageddon by Dan RavivIn a prologue, 25 action-packed chapters, and detailed endnotes, SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON: INSIDE ISRAELS SECRET WARS covers more ground than any other book about modern-day Israel. It is filled with colorful characters, who risk their lives and reputations in the secret service of their nation. R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, writes: “Raviv and Melman have redefined the gold standard for nonfiction about intelligence. This remarkable history of Israeli intelligence from the War of Independence to Stuxnet calls it straight. By describing the roots of both the triumphs and the screw-ups thoroughly and fairly the authors help us see not only how Israels survival has been effectively protected but the huge debt the rest of us owe.” The award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley, author of CRONKITE, writes: “The revelatory research amassed in SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON is nothing short of stunning. Raviv and Melman understand the inner workings of Israel’s Mossad better than most Mossad agents. Highly recommended!” James Roche, a former Secretary of the Air Force, writes: Fascinating vignettes ... a detailed exposition of the activities of serious, professional, and generally successful Israeli operatives who are dedicated totally to the defense of Israel and the Jewish people.
But more than a few listeners might be surprised to learn that the veteran CBS newsman is also a Hebrew-speaking bestselling author and expert on the Israeli intelligence community. Speaking from his home in Israel, Melman said the time had come to publish a new book on the Israeli intelligence community. Agencies have been dismantled, restructured, and reformed. And lots of new challenges, obviously, are confronting Israel and Middle East. He says the biggest change within the Israeli intelligence community in recent years is the pivot towards Iran as its overwhelming focus.
In January , two working journalists were flying aboard the official jet of Israel's Prime Minister Shimon Peres, as he toured Europe and reactivated his secret diplomacy with Jordan's King Hussein. Within two years Palestinians living under Israeli occupation rose in revolt. - He was an intelligence and strategic affairs correspondent for the Haaretz newspaper, and in he joined The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister paper Maariv in a similar, more analytical role covering also military issues.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.