||A former director of Israel's Mossad offers insight into the turbulent Middle East from the author's perspective as a secret envoy to multiple prime ministers, revealing the Mossad's intelligence resources about the September 11 attacks while sharing frank recommendations on how to achieve world peace. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
||This memoir by the former director of Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad, presents new insights into two decades of Middle East history and politics, along with the expected tales of intelligence gathering and missions gone wrong. Efraim Halevy's book underscores the unique and critical role that Mossad plays in meeting and negotiating with Israel's neighbors in the absence of formal diplomatic relations, and shows how these opportunities for candid discussion and argument (and intelligence sharing) have defused several hot situations, noting the participation of Jordan in aiding progress. ||Halevy also discusses how Mossad helps shape Israeli policies, including its not-always-smooth relations with the U.S.. Halevy's Mossad pushed for the decision to isolate Arafat in the years prior to his death, and he notes the close collaboration between George W. Bush and Ariel Sharon. But he also expresses concern about the roadmap for peace and where it will lead. Halevy's assessment of the current status and prospects for the future show him to be both a hardliner and a realist open to ideas that can bring security to the nation he served.
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||Israel's Mossad is one of the world's most powerful intelligence agencies. Having served as its director, Efraim Halevy has witnessed the Middle East crisis from the inside-out. As the secret envoy to prime ministers ranging from Yitzhak Rabin to Ariel Sharon, Halevy was privy to many of the top-level negotiations that changed the landscape of the region-and, in turn, the rest of the modern world. In Man in the Shadows, he provides a fascinating, deeply informed look at the secret workings and global repercussions of Mossad's fight against Islamic terror, and writes with passion and authority about such topics as:? September 11, 2001: What the Mossad knew before and after the attacks; his critique of the 9/11 report; and his assertion that we haven't seen the worst of radical Islam? His candid thoughts about the Bush Administration; George Tenet and his dismissal; the assassination attempt of Hamas leader Khaled Mashal; and other key players in the war on terror? Iraq: From Operation Desert Storm to the WMD crisis to the war of the present day, Halevy offers a modern history of the region, as well as an action-plan for the future...and more. By turns a powerful history lesson and a roadmap to world peace, Man in the Shadows is a must-read for the twenty-first century.