Gordon Thomas' GIDEON'S SPIES
by GORDON THOMAS
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A UFO Digest Book Review
reviewed by Robert D. Morningstar
(Copyright 2008, Robert D. Morningstar, All Rights Reserved)
The Inside Story of Israel's
Legendary Secret Service, The Mossad
by GORDON THOMAS
Posted: 12:00 April 7, 2008
The history of Israel is the story of applied intelligence and counter intelligence operations. From Moses' sabotage of the Egyptian army's chariot wheels (with the help of The Lord) to Gideon's campaign against the Canaanites, spying and counterintelligence have been hallmarks of Israel's survival.
From Biblical times to the present, the survival of the Hebrew people has depended on the resourcefulness of its spies and counterspies to provide the best information and operational plans available to defeat the scores of enemies that Israel, as a people and a nation, has faced throughout their history.
Originally published in 1999, "Gideon's Spies" has now been updated and republished to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. With new data on events leading to the 9/11 Attacks and its aftermath, "Gideon's Spies" by Gordon Thomas stands out as the definitive history of one of the most important intelligence organizations in the world today.
From the establishment of the fledgling state and its perilous course through its nation-building period in the 1950s/60s through the war against the PLO for survival, Thomas tells the story of the formation and organization that has insured the continuation of the Israeli state through it most perilous periods and its greatest crises. From the heroic 2,500 mile-long Entebbe Raid into Uganda to rescue hostages from murderous grip of the tyrant, Idi Amin, and on to the present day, Gordon Thomas chronicles the story of an organization that can truly be described as the "Mogen David" or "The Shield of David," for without the constant vigilance and efforts of Mossad, there might well be no state of Israel today.
I highly recommend "Gideon's Spies" to all those readers interested in the history of "spy vs. spy" in the Middle East and Europe and the clandestine operations of one of the most powerful and resourceful organizations opposing what I call "CommunIslam" in "The War on Terror" today.
Read more details and reviews below.
Robert D. Morningstar
Editor, UFO Digest
Published on 13 May 2008 in paperback at £16.99
"We are looking down the barrel of World War III unless the world wakes up."
Efraim Halevy, former Mossad chief
Created in 1951 to ensure an embattled Israel's future, the Mossad has been responsible for many of the most audacious and thrilling feats of espionage, counter-terrorism and assassination ever ventured. Based on interviews with Mossad agents, informants and spymasters, and drawing from classified documents and top-secret sources, Gideon's Spies is a riveting inside account of perhaps the world's foremost intelligence agency.
Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the creation of Israel, this brand new edition of the international best seller has been fully updated and greatly expanded, and features previously unpublished revelations about recent dramatic events in the Middle East. Gideon's Spies portrays a highly imaginative but utterly ruthless organisation that has vowed to "fight fire with fire" in a world increasingly plagued by 'Holy War' and international terrorism.
Why did the Mossad make contact with Princess Diana's chauffeur? Did they really assassinate Robert Maxwell? Why did they use explicit phone calls to Monica Lewinsky to blackmail Bill Clinton? Why did both Clinton and Bush ignore clear warnings from the Mossad about 9/11?
Did Mossad agents buy nuclear materials from the Russian Mafia? How did they help MI5 foil the plot to bring down seven transatlantic flights from Heathrow? Why did they suspect that Dr David Kelly was in contact with sinister figures from the world of germ warfare? How did the Mossad destroy a nuclear weapons complex in Syria? And how did they finally manage to assassinate the world's second most wanted terrorist?
Gideon's Spies explores the answers to all these questions and more.
Gordon Thomas is a world-renowned journalist, broadcaster and award-winning author of over forty books published worldwide, a number dealing with the intelligence world.
020 7284 7194
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