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Matti Friedman: Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel

(Nonfiction, 272 p. 2019)

The four spies at the center of this true story were part of an undercover unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine, and emerging as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency.

Kirkus Review, March 5, 2019

Review by Ian Shapira, Washington Post, March 22, 2019

Review by Neal Bascomb, New York Times, March 22, 2019

Review by Lily Myer, NPR, March 7, 2019

Review by Daniella Greenbaum Davis, Commentary, February, 2019

[Critical] Review by Raphael Magarik, Forward, March 8, 2019

Matti Friedman in conversation with Lucette Lagnado (126 min. video)

About Matti Friedman