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Why have the British media killed the ‘Kill Khalid’ reviews?

Posted by in Books, Islam, Politics

Despite rave reviews in the US, Paul McGeough’s book about a failed Mossad assassination attempt has been ignored by British media By Phillip Knightley LAST UPDATED 3:10 PM, JULY 21, 2009 In April this year Quartet Books published Kill Khalid: The Failed Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas. It was written by an Australian war correspondent, Paul McGeough, an expert on the Middle East. The book had come out in the United States to ecstatic reviews. I had heard of McGeough and although I did not know…read more



Posted by in Books, Current Affairs, Islam

I have nearly read this book and this book is a very interesting account on Hamas and its history. A must read for anyone who wants to know about Hamas. The Martyr Who Did Not Die By REVIEW BY GREG MYRE Sunday, March 8, 2009 KILL KHALID The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas By Paul McGeough New Press. 477 pp. $26.95 Actuarial tables are not kind to the leaders of Hamas. The Israeli security forces reserve a special fury for the radical Islamic group,…read more


Jewish Terrorism in Israel | Foreign Affairs

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Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger Avoiding the pitfalls that generally confront the study of terrorism — either expressing outrage at such inhumane behavior or dismissing one man’s terrorist as another man’s freedom fighter — the authors dispassionately study the backgrounds, social networks, and motives of the terrorists. Jewish Terrorism in Israel, the second book to appear in the Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare series, sets a high bar for subsequent works. After a brisk treatment of terrorism in ancient Israel (which often inspires today’s terrorism), it moves to modern…read more