Rise and Kill First reveals Israel’s deadliest secrets. The history of targeted assassinations precedes the establishment of the state and continues to the present. Israel has killed terrorists, political figures, nuclear scientists, former Nazis and a UN negotiator; questions still swirl around the death of Arafat.
When does Israel strike, and when does it abort a mission? Ronen Bergman’s exposé obtains material never before released, and he talks with people who never talk. Here he discusses why and how Israel imposes the death penalty outside of any courtroom, based entirely on its own rules.
This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.
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Photo: An empty chair seen below a portrait of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on the 12th anniversary of his death. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/FLASH90