Profits of War: Inside the Secret U.S.-Israeli Arms Networkby Ari Ben-MenasheFrom Book News, Inc.
Ben-Menashe, who worked for more than a dozen years in the inner circles of Israel's clandestine services, tells what actually happened during the 1980s: Israel and America prevented peace in the Middle East, the US supplied chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein, and Ronald Reagan and George Bush swapped arms with the Iranians for a delay in the release of the hostages to win the 1980 election.From the Publisher
"Ari Ben-Menashe is one of the most dangerous reegade agents ever to defect from Israeli intelligence. It is hard to think of anyone who has told us more about the secrets of the intelligence world than he. His charges have been corroborated." - Craig Unger, in theVillage VoiceAbout the Author
Ari Ben-Menashe was born December 4, 1951, in Tehran, Iran, to an Iraqi-Jewish family. In 1966 he emigrated to Israel. From 1974 to 1977 he served in the Israel Defense Forces, in Signals intelligence. In the years 1977 to 1987 he was a civilian employee of the External Relations Department of IDF Military Intelligence. From 1987 to 1989, he was a special intelligence advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. He speaks Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, English, French, and Spanish.
Since 1990, he has been a man without a country, dividing his time among England, the United States, and Australia. He cannot, for obvious reasons, return to Israel.