RISE AND KILL FIRST BY RONEN BERGMAN
Israel and Jewish people had a very difficult and sad history. It is said that difficulties and struggles make people stronger. While looking at Israel’s military might and the internationally recognized secret services, the previous sentence looks very real. In ‘Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations’ by Ronen Bergman, you will get to know some of the most complex and secret assassinations of the Mossad and other Israel’s secret organizations.
Ronen Bergman is a journalist and military analyst and one of Israel’s best investigative reporters. ‘Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations’ is a New York Times bestseller, it is the first most accurate and thorough history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s assassination operations. What is more, this interesting book is the winner of The National Jewish Book Award in History’. As you have already guessed, the book tells about different targeted assassinations carried out by Israel’s military organizations within Israel and around the world.
Ronen Bergman collected a lot of secret information while collaborating with Israel’s present and former members of government, including Prime Minister Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as members and heads of the Mossad, the IDF (Israel Defence Forces), Caesarea, etc. This profound collaboration resulted in this very informative and thorough book.
I enjoyed reading this book for several reasons. First, the targeted assassinations of Israel are very intelligent, well-planned, and precise. Thus, reading each of the operations was similar to watching an action blockbuster. Second, I am sure that villains should be avenged. Vengence makes potential villains fear of revenge. The book is very captivating and exciting.
This book will be a great read for people interested in the history of the Mossad, Israel, and its targeted assassinations. People interested in military science and secret services will also enjoy reading this book. The book is very thorough and detailed. There are a lot of different names, dates, and details. It is a very complex book. Thus, you will need to be very patient to keep reading and finish this book. On the other hand, if you are interested in the topic, you will enjoy all the meticulous details mentioned in the book. This is the most thorough book on the history and secret operations of Israeli military services and organizations.