People gathering around the wrecked car of the head of Hamas' military wing, Ahmed Jabari. Jabari was killed after his vehicle was hit by an Israeli missile in Gaza City on November 14, 2012. AP

Brainwashing and Cross-dressing: Israel's Assassination Program Laid Bare in Shocking Detail

Ronen Bergman’s riveting history of Israel’s use of targeted killings reveals for the first time many operations carried out in the name of national security. Some may inspire the reader while others will sicken

“Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations” by Ronen Bergman (translated from Hebrew by Ronnie Hope), Random House, 784 pp, $35

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