Golani Commando

A Memoir of Special Operations in the Israel Defense Forces

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Elon Perry joined the Israel Defense Forces as a teenager in 1975—one of many young Israelis who reluctantly entered military service in an adult war—and was enrolled in an elite commando unit of the decorated Golani Brigade. Covering 28 years of compulsory reserve duty through the 1976 Operation Entebbe, the 1982 Lebanon War, antiterrorism operations and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, his frank, reflective memoir describes the grueling Golani training regime—described by many as “Mission Impossible”—and contrasts the exhilaration of high-risk operations in enemy territory with a disdain for war, its moral dilemmas and its victories.

About the Author(s)

Elon Perry is a former commando soldier of the elite Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces, in which he served for 28 years. He was a journalist for 25 years covering wars and terrorist attacks. Since 2010, he has been lecturing in the UK and USA about the 100 years of terror in the Middle East, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He lives in London.

Bibliographic Details

Elon Perry

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 55 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8528-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4454-7
Imprint: McFarland