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Old 07-17-2013   #121
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Bibi apparently refuses to watch the film (which may actually mean that he refuses to acknowledge having watched it). Par for the course.
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Old 08-20-2013   #122
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I finally had a chance to watch it tonight as my wife, who generally controls the TV, was out for the night.

First, I would say that every 2LT ought to watch it for no other reason than to see how sometimes the military and security forces have to find solutions without clear guidance from the politicians - and those choices can have long range ramifications.

Second, I was reminded at the end of the documentary of one of the culminating lines of the first "War Games". It created a feeling that the War on Terrorism is a lot like Global Thermal Nuclear War - "the only winning move is ... not to play".
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Im still trying to find it, is it online now?
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Got it through NetFlix
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Old 08-20-2013   #125
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Its also available through Amazon.com

The Gatekeepers
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Old 08-22-2013   #126
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Default Tragedy and tactics

A remarkable Australian interview with the film's director, with splices of the film (10 mins):
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....here's an ABC Radio National interview with the director Dror Moreh, spliced with some footage from the film. Quite remarkable that the film-makers captured all six living directors of Shin Bet calling for peace with the Palestinians....
Hat tip to Lowy Institute:http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/...Palestine.aspx
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Default Mark Danner interviews Dror Moreh.

I happened upon a September, 2012, interview of director Dror Moreh by one of my favorite authors, Mark Danner. Good stuff. [LINK]
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Moreh will publish a book with the text of the interviews and additional material
in Germany in January 2014.
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Oddly there is not a thread on Israeli counter-terrorism and this appears to be the most appropriate place for this.

Via an alert on Twitter a book review of Daniel Byman's 'A High Price. The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism', which was published in 2011:http://warstudiespublications.wordpr...nterterrorism/

The author is Olivier Schmitt, a Frenchman @ Kings College London (War Studies), who gives a bio on:http://olivierschmitt.wordpress.com/about/

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This excellent work of synthesis proposes to return to the fight against terrorism led by Israel since its inception. To a large extent, Israel was the laboratory of terrorism in the twentieth century, many tactics (hijackings, suicide bombings, etc.). Having first been applied against its people before spreading internationally. Daniel Byman offers and to study in detail how the Israeli services have managed multiple threats they faced, in an attempt to draw broader lessons. The result is a balanced book, which hides nothing as Palestinian Israeli errors, and thus may irritate both the proponents of Greater Israel and extremist supporters of the Palestinian cause, but worth reading for its detailed analysis and complete the challenges posed by terrorism to a democratic society.
Link to Amazon UK, where it has several good reviews:http://www.amazon.com/High-Price-Tri...unterterrorism
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In a moment I will merge the small thread on 'The Gatekeepers' documentary, which featured several directors of Shin Beth (internal security). Another four small threads have been merged; left alone are those threads on war fighting and more general matters.

This thread will become Israeli CT & COIN (merged thread).
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