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A UFO Digest Book Review
Reviewed by Robert D. Morningstar
(Copyright 2008, Robert D. Morningstar, All Rights Reserved)


GIDEON'S SPIES
The Inside Story of Israel's
Legendary Secret Service, The Mossad

by GORDON THOMAS


Posted: 15:00 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.

Gordon Thomas' GIDEON'S SPIES Gordon Thomas is author of 46 books, with total sales exceeding 45 million copies. Seven have been made into major motion pictures, including Voyage of the Damned, which received five Academy Award nominations. His bestseller Gideon's Spies: Mossad's Secret Warriors (St. Martin's Press) has been published in 55 countries. His most recent book is The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel's Super Spy (Carroll & Graf, New York).
He is co-editor of www.Globe-Intel.net.

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

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