Revealed: The deceptions by Begin, Sharon and Eitan behind the first Lebanon war
A recently uncovered 20-year-old study by two IDF officers reveals how Israel’s political and military leaders deceived cabinet members, soldiers and, ultimately, an entire nation when they invaded Lebanon in 1982.
Lt. Col. Meir Mintz was killed during a stakeout operation in Gaza in December 1993. At the time he was serving as head of the IDF’s special forces in the Strip. Some two decades after his death, a concise yet important study has been discovered – written by Mintz, while he was a student at the National Security Academy, and intelligence officer Eitan Kalmar, now a retired colonel.
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