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The Resource Spies of no country : secret lives at the birth of Israel, Matti Friedman

Spies of no country : secret lives at the birth of Israel, Matti Friedman

Label
Spies of no country : secret lives at the birth of Israel
Title
Spies of no country
Title remainder
secret lives at the birth of Israel
Statement of responsibility
Matti Friedman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The never-before-told story of the mysterious "Arab Section": the Jewish-"Arab" spies who, under deep cover in Beirut as refugees, helped the new State of Israel win the War of Independence. Matti Friedman introduces us to four unknown young men who are caught up in the fraught events surrounding the birth of Israel in 1948 and drawn into secret lives, becoming the nucleus of Israel's intelligence service. The tiny, amateur unit known as the "Arab Section" was conceived during WWII by British spies and by Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. Consisting of Jews from Arab countries who could pass as Arabs, it was meant to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage and assassinations. When the first Jewish-Arab war erupted in 1948 and Palestinian refugees began fleeing the fighting, a small number of Section agents disguised as refugees joined the exodus. They fled to Beirut, where they spent the next two years under cover, sending messages back to Israel over a radio antenna disguised as a clothesline. Spies of No Country is not just a spy story, but a surprising window into the nature of Israel--a country that sees itself as belonging to the story of Europe, but where more than half of the population is native to the Middle East. Starring complicated characters with slippery identities moving in the shadow of great events, Spies of No Country tells a very different story about what Israel is and how it was created."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedman, Matti
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence service
  • Spies
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Undercover operations
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Palestine
Target audience
adult
Label
Spies of no country : secret lives at the birth of Israel, Matti Friedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781616207229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3384992
  • 1936163
  • 451273
Label
Spies of no country : secret lives at the birth of Israel, Matti Friedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781616207229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3384992
  • 1936163
  • 451273

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