Israel´s Clandestine Diplomacies:
Israel´s Clandestine Diplomacies:
The Secret War with Iran:Israel and the West´s 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Ronen Bergman
In the wake of the 1995 Oslo Peace Accords, a wave of Palestinian terror hits Jewish targets. Israel responds with a clandestine war in Paris, Zurich, and Tel Aviv. When a beautiful Mossad agent is critically wounded in Amsterdam, master spy Jerusalem Gerster pursues the attackers back to Israel, where he uncovers a sinister conspiracy to perpetrate an unprecedented national catastrophe--the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030059/bk_acx0_030059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 30-year clandestine struggle against the world´s most dangerous terrorist power. In the years since 9/11, the U.S. war on terror has focused on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Coverage of Iran has been devoted almost exclusively to its nuclear ambitions. Yet, as Ronen Bergman´s groundbreaking reporting in this vital investigative history reveals, for 30 years, Iran has been the world´s leading sponsor of global terror and stands as the most formidable sponsor of terror in the world today. Bergman, one of Israel´s top investigative reporters, gained unprecedented access to extraordinary sources from top to bottom in the Mossad and intelligence agencies around the world. Based on over 10 years of research and more than 300 exclusive interviews with key intelligence figures, he reveals that Iranian terrorist masterminds have crisscrossed the globe, conducting bombings and assassinations with impunity---even renting apartments and planning bombing attacks in New York City. Iran´s proxy, Hizballah, has virtually taken over southern Lebanon and threatens Israel with high-powered weaponry supplied by Iran. Iran and Hizballah worked closely with al-Qaeda and other Sunni terrorist groups in developing their terrorist operations, and Iranian commandos trained Iraqi insurgents in the crafts of suicide bombing and the building of the roadside bombs that have killed so many U.S. troops in Iraq. In response, and largely beneath the public´s radar, a vast clandestine war has been fought with Iran and Hizballah on one side and the CIA, Israel´s Mossad, and their European counterparts on the other. The full story of that secret war, told for the first time here, will fundamentally change the debate about U.S. national security priorities. A new axis of evil is emerging from Iran and spreading around the world, and Bergman shows that the CIA and the Mossad have so far been unable to thwart it. The Secret War with Iran is riveting and urgent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000967/bk_tant_000967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive biography of the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel Golda Meir was a world figure unlike any other. Born in tsarist Russia in 1898, she immigrated to America in 1906 and grew up in Milwaukee, where from her earliest years she displayed the political consciousness and organizational skills that would eventually catapult her into the inner circles of Israel´s founding generation. Moving to mandatory Palestine in 1921 with her husband, the passionate socialist joined a kibbutz but soon left and was hired at a public works office by the man who would become the great love of her life. A series of public service jobs brought her to the attention of David Ben-Gurion, and her political career took off. Fund-raising in America in 1948, secretly meeting in Amman with King Abdullah right before Israel´s declaration of independence, mobbed by thousands of Jews in a Moscow synagogue in 1948 as Israel´s first representative to the USSR, serving as minister of labor and foreign minister in the 1950s and 1960s, Golda brought fiery oratory, plainspoken appeals, and shrewd deal-making to the cause to which she had dedicated her life-the welfare and security of the State of Israel and its inhabitants. As prime minister, Golda negotiated arms agreements with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger and had dozens of clandestine meetings with Jordan´s King Hussein in the unsuccessful pursuit of a land-for-peace agreement with Israel´s neighbors. But her time in office ended in tragedy, when Israel was caught off guard by Egypt and Syria´s surprise attack on Yom Kippur in 1973. Analyzing newly available documents from Israeli government archives, Francine Klagsbrun looks into whether Golda could have prevented that war and whether in its darkest days she contemplated using nuclear force. Resigning in the war´s aftermath, she spent her final years keeping a hand in national affairs and bemusedly enjoying international acclaim. Klagsbrun´s superbly researched and masterly recounted story of Israel´s founding mother gives us a Golda for the ages.
Gone into Captivity chronicles the story of how, against many odds and numerous obstacles, two brave Israeli journalists befriended PLO commander Salah Ta´mari and his wife, Princess Dina, the former queen of Jordan. Ta´mari - who inspired a character in John le Carre´s The Little Drummer Girl, was being held prisoner in an Israeli POW camp when Aharon Barnea came to interview him for the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Expecting to find just another ´´terrorist´´ with the ´´same story´´, Barnea was surprised to discover an intelligent, educated, and articulate man whom he couldn´t help himself from liking. This encounter set into motion a series of meetings between the two men, and a strong friendship developed. Aharon´s wife Amalia, also a journalist, and Ta´mari´s wife Princess Dina also became quite close, and the two couples arranged a series of clandestine meetings in London. Gone into Captivity details this amazing story, illuminating the potential for peace and understanding between opposing cultures in the Middle East. It was a best seller in Israel and throughout the Arab world. Please note: This audiobook is in Hebrew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yoav Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/snic/000069/bk_snic_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband´s debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho´s walls - or if she will ever know the meaning of love. Under Jill Eileen Smith´s talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Immerse yourself in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity - and a permanent place in your heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Callie Beaulieu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009459/bk_reco_009459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FBI agents Brady Moore and Alicia Wager are accustomed to grisly crimes like the so-called Pelletier Killings. But when the pair uncovers ancient prophecies that link the victims, the wrath of the killers turns on them. Reeling from a series of attempts on their lives, they follow a scant trail of evidence that leads them to Luco Scaramuzzi, the charismatic Italian ambassador to Israel, a man of near limitless power and incalculable wealth. A devoted network of followers fulfill his every desire and await the day that his power will be unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Eventually, Brady and Alicia learn the secret that can bring him down. If only Brady can act before his own anger and confusion burn him up. If only Alicia can accept a truth that contradicts her strongest belief. From the forested mountains of Colorado and the halls of the U.S. government´s most clandestine agency, to the Vatican´s mysterious L´Archivio Segreto and the labyrinthine caves under Jerusalem, this global thriller will rattle even the most skeptical soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Spencer Tillman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000066/bk_tnwd_000066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jimmy Carter: America´s best ex-president? Only if you´re not bothered by the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism (which started on his watch), the shamefaced foreign policy of Bill Clinton and John Kerry (ditto), and think that ex-presidents should travel the world coddling dictators and bad-mouthing America la Jesse Jackson. Jimmy Carter has been given a free ride from the liberal media, liberal historians, and even the American people, who excuse his political delinquencies and disasters on the grounds that he is a ´´good´´ man. But as bank robber Willie Sutton said of Carter: ´´I´ve never seen a bigger confidence man in my life, and I´ve been around some of the best in the business.´´ It´s time to set the record straight. Finally, an honest historian Steven F. Hayward, author of The Age of Reagan demolishes the myth of ´´Saint´´ Jimmy and exposes how he created today´s leftist Democratic party of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Jimmy Carter´s laundry list of failures aren´t just accidents of history: They´re rooted in Carter´s deeply flawed character and ideology - a smugly pious arrogance matched with a profound distrust of America. The Real Jimmy Carter reveals: Carter as meddling ex-president: Why a Time magazine columnist wrote that some of Carter´s ´´Lone Ranger work has taken him dangerously close to the neighborhood of what we used to call treason´´ How Carter befriended North Korea during the Clinton administration, appeasing the communist regime and giving it cover for its nuclear weapons program How Carter made direct contacts with Soviet officials to try to subvert President Reagan´s anti-communist policies The shocking extent of Carter´s clandestine efforts to sabotage the first Gulf War in 1990 and how he used Gulf War II to publicly question the Christian faith of America´s commander in chief How Carter befriended Yasir Arafat - making himself an enemy of Israel Ca... 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Arthur Tripp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011985/bk_adbl_011985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.