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The remarkable disappearing act of Israel's car-bombing campaign in Lebanon

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 From 1979 to 1983, very senior Israeli officials conducted a large-scale campaign of car-bombings that killed hundreds of Palestinians and Lebanese, most of them civilians. A barebones description of this secret operation was published by Ronen Bergman, a well respected Israeli journalist in the New York Times Magazine on January 23, 2018. [That] article was adapted from Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations, where a much more detailed account of the operation, entirely based on interviews with Israeli officials involved in or aware of the operation at the time, is provided. [This campaign] represents a remarkable historical example of  [the] “silences” and the “rules” that underlie the discourse on “terrorism” and ensure that certain things simply “cannot be said”. (composed of excerpts from piece)

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