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Israel Strikes Out

Author : Robert C. Lundberg
ISBN : 9781412002523
Genre : Fiction
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Israel Strikes-Out! is inspired by the many conflicts occurring in the Middle East over the last ten years. The book deals specifically with problems that have been brewing between Israel and Iraq, especially after the Scud Missile attacks launched by Saddam Hussein against Israel during the Gulf War in 1991. The book explores concerns raised by high-level officials in the Israeli intelligence organization, the Mossad, regarding the threat presented by Saddam Hussein. A Mossad operative, Menachem Yariv, suggests a strategy to insert an operative into the Iraqi military who can get as close as possible to the Iraqi leader so that Israel can make an assassination attempt against him. After a few set backs, the Mossad stumbles on to an Iraqi defector in Amman, Jordan who gets into position in the Iraqi Special Republican Guard to at least make an attempt on Saddam Hussein's life. The effort is not simple and takes a few twists and turns before an attempt is made. The C.I.A. even gets involved when it gets wind of the operation. After entering into a joint operation to strike Iraq, the U.S. and Israel experience several unexpected consequences of the effort that include some disappointments and some successes for both, as well as for the individuals directly involved in the operation.
Category: Fiction

Israel Strikes

Author : William Stroock
ISBN : 1478199792
Genre : Fiction
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As the Iranian nuclear program nears completion, the Israeli government launches a desperate attack on land, sea and in the air. The raid plunges the entire region into war and threatens to drag the United States into the conflict.Besieged from all directions, the mighty IsraeliDefense Force is stretched to limit. Alone and under siege, can theJewish State survive?
Category: Fiction

Containment In The Middle East

Author : Ehud Eilam
ISBN : 9781640122529
Genre : Political Science
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National security affairs analystEhud Eilam examines the strategy of containment in the Middle East as it is currently pursued. For the United States, containment is a way to avoid war with Iran and thwart its nuclear weapons program. For Israel it has been a way to prevent a confrontation with the Palestinians in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. In other cases containment is meant to weaken a foe without starting a war, as Israel did by bombing shipments of weapons to Hezbollah. Containment was also part of the war in Syria—because the West lacked the ability to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, though it cost the civilian population there dearly. Egypt has been trying to contain both its enormous economic hardships and ISIS, primarily in the Sinai Peninsula. Ultimately Eilam provides important and timely insights into the Middle East’s perennially fluid and volatile political environment. His insights and analyses will be of interest not least in the corridors of power both here and abroad.
Category: Political Science

Fatal Strikes

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Genre : Armed Forces
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Category: Armed Forces

The Empire Strikes Out

Author : Robert Elias
ISBN : 9781595585288
Genre : History
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Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of “the American way.” From the Civil War to George W. Bush and the Iraq War, we see baseball’s role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from Albert Spalding and baseball’s first World Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America’s national pastime and baseball’s role in spreading the American dream. Besides describing baseball’s frequent and often surprising connections to America’s presence around the world, Elias assesses the effects of this relationship both on our foreign policies and on the sport itself and asks whether baseball can play a positive role or rather only reinforce America’s dominance around the globe. Like Franklin Foer in How Soccer Explains the World, Elias is driven by compelling stories, unusual events, and unique individuals. His seamless integration of original research and compelling analysis makes this a baseball book that’s about more than just sports.
Category: History

International Law And Drone Strikes In Pakistan

Author : Sikander Ahmed Shah
ISBN : 9781134074341
Genre : Law
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While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law, customary international law, and statistical data on the impact of the strikes, Sikander Ahmed Shah asks whether drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan are in compliance with international humanitarian law. The book questions how international law views the giving of consent between States for military action, and explores what this means for the interaction between sovereignty and consent. The book goes on to look at the socio-political realities of drone strikes in Pakistan, scrutinizing the impact of drone strikes on both Pakistani politics and US-Pakistan relationships. Topics include the Pakistan army-government relationship, the evolution of international institutions as a result of drone strikes, and the geopolitical dynamics affecting the region. As a detailed and critical examination of the legal and political challenges presented by drone strikes, this book will be essential to scholars and students of the law of armed conflict, security studies, political science and international relations.
Category: Law

Work And Organizations In Israel

Author : Yitzhak Samuel
ISBN : 1412841763
Genre : Social Science
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Since the State of Israel was established, its labor force has grown rapidly and has become increasingly diverse in terms of its demographic, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic characteristics. Israeli work values have shifted towards greater individualism, materialism, careerism, and preference for white-collar and knowledge-based occupations is evident. A major structural change is underway, as indicated by the decline of agriculture as a component in the Israeli economy and the growth of the industrial sector--mostly towards high technology and innovative enterprises. This volume sheds light on trends and developments that have been taking place in the realm of work in Israel in recent years. It contains a unique selection of articles presenting empirical evidence of the major features and important changes characterizing work organizations and the regime of work in Israeli society: labor relations, work values, power and management in organizations, work in the Kibbutz, inter-organizational relations, women and work, migrants and minorities in the Israeli labor force. Studies show that another two major trends characterize the contemporary economy and the labor market: the trend toward privatization and globalization, the results of which are a continuous decrease of job security and an increasing level of unemployed Israeli men and women that are replaced by the low-cost labor of foreign workers emigrating from third world countries. This timely volume is valuable for its contribution to illuminating the recent changes taking place in the realm of work in Israel, and will be of interest to sociologists, social scientists, and students of Judaica.
Category: Social Science

War In The Gulf 1990 91

Author : Majid Khadduri
ISBN : 9780199923861
Genre : History
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For most Americans, the war against Iraq lingers in memory as a vast morality play, a drama offering ready made heroes and villains: a glowering dictator in military uniform, hapless Kuwaiti refugees with tales of persecution, plucky pilots with high-tech wizardry, and a defiant American president, ringing Churchillian as he drew a line in the sand. But this characterization of the war is greatly oversimplified, a one-dimensional portrait, lacking in context and nuance. In War in the Gulf, 1990 91, eminent scholars Majid Khadduri and Edmund Ghareeb paint a very different picture, one that brings historical depth to the portrait, and displays the actions of many of the participants in a new and revealing light. Khadduri and Ghareeb offer a far more accurate and complex portrait of the Iraq-Kuwait conflict, providing a wealth of background information not readily available before. They made a distinction between the differences between Iraq and Kuwait over frontiers, territory, and sovereignty and the method pursued by Iraqi leaders to resolve those differences. They explore, for instance, the history of relations between Iraq and Kuwait, revealing that Kuwait had once been a part of Basra (in southern Iraq) during the Ottoman rule, and only became a separate country while under British control (it was the British in fact who drew the much-disputed boundary line between Iraq and Kuwait). Khadduri and Ghareeb describe the many decades of struggle to resolve the boundary issue, examining the repeated attempts by other Arab states to mediate according to Islamic traditions of consultation and peaceful resolution within the faith. The authors also show how Saddam Husayn's war with Iran exacerbated the boundary tensions. Because of the decade-long war, Iraq badly needed oil revenue to repay wartime loans and to rebuild, but Kuwait persisted in pumping far beyond its OPEC quota, driving down prices, and costing Iraq billions of dollars of revenue. The book reveals how Kuwait spurned Arab attempts to mediate this clash over oil prices as well as the longstanding boundary dispute, frustrating efforts to resolve this crisis by peaceful means. In one particularly interesting section, the book examines the diplomatic talks during the early summer of 1990, both among various Arab nations (most notably, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Kuwait), and with Saddam Husayn and the United States (they show how messages from Washington and a visit by a congressional delegation lead by Senator Dole convinced the Iraqi leaders that they would be allowed to settle their problems with Kuwait without outside interference). Khadduri and Ghareeb carry us through to the present, exploring the war and its aftermath, from the uprisings against Baghdad, to the continuing U.N. sanctions, to the recent defections from Saddam's inner circle. War in the Gulf is a balanced, eye-opening account of one of the central events of recent years. It corrects the Western views of most reporting, explaining the frame of mind of the participants as no one has done before and causing us to examine anew such questions as who was responsible for the conflict, and what might have happened if the United States had not intervened so rapidly.
Category: History

Israel At 50

Author : John Hohenberg
ISBN : 0815605188
Genre : History
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John Hohenberg was at the United Nations on May 14, 1948, when Israel became an independent state and has followed its history closely ever since. His most recent book, Israel at 50: A Journalist's Perspective, traces this country's tumultuous path to national stability and its rocky relationship with the United States, the United Nations, and the Arab world. This book details the complex politics that distinguish Israel from its neighbors, observed by a journalist who has studied the country for five decades. Hohenberg describes the obstacles that the independent, self-governing Israeli state has overcome in the Middle East, the issues it still faces, and the role it continues to play as an American ally and a member of the United Nations.
Category: History

Terrorism And Homeland Security

Author : Jonathan R. White
ISBN : 9781305633773
Genre : Education
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Written by acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White, market-leading TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, balanced, and objective text available for the course. Packed with engrossing examples and cutting-edge discussions, the Ninth Edition continues to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables your students to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. White discusses the theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, while focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and basic security issues. He presents essential historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, current conflicts shaping the world stage, emerging groups (e.g., Boko Haram, Ansaru, and ISIS), and theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Each chapter also contains a new analysis of probable future trends in terrorism and security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

The Tradition Of Non Use Of Nuclear Weapons

Author : T.V. Paul
ISBN : 9780804771009
Genre : Political Science
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Since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks, no state has unleashed nuclear weapons. What explains this? According to the author, the answer lies in a prohibition inherent in the tradition of non-use, a time-honored obligation that has been adhered to by all nuclear states—thanks to a consensus view that use would have a catastrophic impact on humankind, the environment, and the reputation of the user. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the nuclear policies of the U.S., Russia, China, the UK, France, India, Israel, and Pakistan and assesses the contributions of these states to the rise and persistence of the tradition of nuclear non-use. It examines the influence of the tradition on the behavior of nuclear and non-nuclear states in crises and wars, and explores the tradition's implications for nuclear non-proliferation regimes, deterrence theory, and policy. And it concludes by discussing the future of the tradition in the current global security environment.
Category: Political Science

The Israeli Secret Services And The Struggle Against Terrorism

Author : Ami Pedahzur
ISBN : 9780231511612
Genre : History
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While Mossad is known as one of the world's most successful terrorist-fighting organizations, the state of Israel has, more than once and on many levels, risked the lives of its agents and soldiers through unwise intelligence-based intervention. The elimination of Palestinian leaders and militants has not decreased the incidence of Palestinian terrorism, for example. In fact, these incidents have become more lethal than ever, and ample evidence suggests that the actions of Israeli intelligence have fueled terrorist activities across the globe. An expert on terror and political extremism, Ami Pedahzur argues that Israel's strict reliance on the elite units of the intelligence community is fundamentally flawed. A unique synthesis of memoir, academic research, and information gathered from print and online sources, Pedahzur's complex study explores this issue through Israel's past encounters with terrorists, specifically hostage rescue missions, the first and second wars in Lebanon, the challenges of the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian terrorist groups, and Hezbollah. He brings a rare transparency to Israel's counterterrorist activities, highlighting their successes and failures and the factors that have contributed to these results. From the foundations of this analysis, Pedahzur ultimately builds a strategy for future confrontation that will be relevant not only to Israel but also to other countries that have adopted Israel's intelligence-based model.
Category: History

The Tapestry Of Israel

Author : Neil W. Taylor
ISBN : 9781481785549
Genre : History
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Israel is not just another nation. The history of Israel is not merely a collection of coincidences. God is not finished with the Jews. This tiny nation that is perpetually ensnared in conflict and persecution still holds a key place in God's purpose for mankind and has not been replaced by the Christian Church. The Tapestry of Israel explores a number of trends or "threads" that make up the history of this ancient nation. These threads prove Israel's modern relevance and demand a response to the Jews' increasing need for support as the pressure mounts to exchange the Holy Land for the illusion of peace. Christians will learn that the Jews are still God's chosen people, even today, and that heavenly intervention and miracles are common occurrences in modern-day Israel. Corrupt theology and deceptive theories are exposed! Discover how Satan seeks to rob Israel of her covenant with God and bring the destruction of Israel through anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Learn what the Christian Church's responsibility is in its support of Israel and what the supportive Christian should pray on behalf of Israel.
Category: History

Israelis And Palestinians

Author : Moshé Machover
ISBN : 9781608461684
Genre : Political Science
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These essays, written between 1966 and 2010 by lifelong Israeli activist and theorist Moshé Machover, cover diverse aspects of Israeli society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Elaborating on the ideas of the Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen), two interrelated themes appear throughout the collection: the necessity of understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a regional context and the connection between Palestinian liberation and the struggle for socialism throughout the Middle East.
Category: Political Science

Iraq S Military Capabilities In 2002

Author : Anthony H. Cordesman
ISBN : 0892064161
Genre : History
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Cordesman (strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies) assesses what we know of the potential of Iraq's military capabilities as of August 2002. There are several appendices with tables of military combat strength of the countries in the Persian Gulf, their recent arms supplies agreements, and Iraqi arms purchases. The volume is not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Israeli Air Strike

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
ISBN : PSU:000014132797
Genre : Arab-Israeli conflict
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"On June 8, 1981, 14 U.S.-built Israeli aircraft left Etzion Air Base in the Sinai and after flying at low altitude over Jordan and Saudi Arabia, bombed a French-built nuclear research reactor south of Baghdad. While the United States had no prior knowledge of the raid, its impact on U.S. interests is potentially significant. Thus far, the Reagan administration has 'condemned' the Israeli air strike and has suspended delivery of four F-16 aircraft. They have transmitted a report to the Foreign Relations Committee stating that because of the raid a substantial violation of the Arms Export ConIrol Act 'may have occurred.' The administration appears to be willing to support a United Nations resolution which condemns the raid but stops short of sanctions. That resolution is under negotiation right now. The purpose of this morning's hearing is to review several questions in order to help Congress determine the possible consequences of Israel's action"--Page 1.
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Stalking The Antichrists 1965 2012

Author : George E. Lowe
ISBN : 9781477142752
Genre : Religion
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Volume 1 of Stalking the Antichrists and Their False Nuclear Prophets, Nuclear Gladiators, and Spirit Warriors,1940-1965 is essentially an enhanced memoir. It is based for the most part on my personal observations and knowledge and specialized information from my academic studies of history, political science, and literature at Grove City College and the University of Chicago,as well as my professional insights into the heart of the U. S. Navy (1953-1957, 1960-1961[OP- 09D]) as an Air Intelligence Officer in Hawaii and Japan and the Pentagon; political- military/counsellor assignments in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer(FSO-6) at the American embassy in Paris (1962-64); and a speechwriter in the Navy Department (1965). In volume 2, the textual narrative begins with the end of my specific actions/ activities in the Navy and Foreign Service in July 1965, which I have called How I Lived in History, 1950-1965. In retrospect my entire Navy careerfrom my commissioning as Ensign USNR, 1355 AIO, in early September 1953 at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island, to my first honorable discharge at Treasure Island on August 27, 1957was in preparation to an understanding of World War II and the Cold War.
Category: Religion