Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917–1947
by Bruce Hoffman
The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land—A True Detective Story
by Patrick Bishop
The roots of contemporary Jewish terrorism lie in the radical movements and individuals who roamed Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s. Two new books, Bruce Hoffman’s Anonymous Soldiers and Patrick Bishop’s The Reckoning, explore these roots.
In Israel, endless controversy over Gaza has overlooked one question: How did we get here in the first place? Why, after a considerable period of relative calm, did Hamas resume rocket fire into Israel?