Israel, Hamas, PLO discussed on The Takeaway

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The listeners of members of key qe day no rain in the forecast the next several days very nice weather bay area highs mid 60s to the low 70s partly cloudy to mostly clear tonight and overnight with lows in the upper 30s and 40s sunny the next several days this is fresh air aim teary gross our guest is really investigative reporter ronen bergman says that israel has developed the most robust streamlined assassination machine in history his new book based on a thousand interviews chronicles decades of shootings poisonings bombings and drone strikes the targets were perceived enemies of the jewish state ranging from british colonial officials in the 1940s two leaders of hamas hezbollah and the plo to iranian nuclear scientists bergman described the planning and approval process for targeted killings which typically involved young military and intelligence operatives making the case for a strike to the country's prime minister bergman writes that israeli aceh s and asian teams were effective at eliminating their targets but often at a moral and political price they're leaders would only come to understand years after their missions ronen bergman is a senior correspondent for military and intelligence affairs for yet he owed are a note the country's largest daily newspaper and a contributing writer for the new york times magazine he spoke to fresh shares dave davies about his new book rise and kill first the secret history of israel's targeted assassinations the ronan birdman welcome to fresher what do you think it's important to write about the subject of targeted killings because this tool has been used by israel for a long time the history of israeli intelligence secretly but profoundly affected the history of the country and the history of the region and sometimes the history of the world and targeted killings were named two that was used this that the first and the second because other countries nowadays a using this kind of westland united states and i think the united states has a lot to learn from the operational intelligence of vast experience of israel but also from the moral price that this will has paid and still paying full use of such an aggressive measure you describe an operation in october of 1982 in israeli military intelligence forces were trying to assassinate yasser arafat by shooting an airplane out of.

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