Ronen Bergman, author of ‘Rise and Kill First,’ a revelatory history of Israeli strikes on individual enemies, dissects his discoveries and their often discomfiting implications
ed note–the article, encompassing a rather long interview between Times of Israel and Ronen Bergman, author of the new book dealing with Mossad, is long and somewhat tedious and will take some time and several readings in fleshing out the more minor nuances and details associated with it.
But at first glance however, the one thing that the reader of this interview can immediately understand is the following–
That Israel, from the very beginning of its inception, was an operation rooted in criminality, or, put in more specific terms, rooted in organized crime. As such, violence, blackmail, bribery and all the other tools which historically have been associated with organized crime operations OF COURSE went hand in hand with everything that has been associated with…
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