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Snapshot: The Israel Defense Forces as Never Seen Before

Snapshot: The Israel Defense Forces as Never Seen Before
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Publication Date: 
June 1, 2018
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Hardcover
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ISBN: 
9789652299383

Snapshot is a unique project that offers us a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the IDF and the other security forces as they have never been viewed before.

Commentator Yoav Limor and photographer Ziv Koren were given exclusive access, allowing them to bring us an unfiltered view of Israel's real war over our homeland from covert attacks in Syria and the battle against terror to defending the borders. Their work also reveals the real war of daily struggles for the advancement of women in the military, to integrate the ultra-Orthodox, to absorb immigrants and disadvantaged youth. It documents the IDF's humanitarian aid missions to disaster sites around the world and the technological breakthroughs that have transformed Israel into the start-up nation.

 

 

Snapshot presents an unprecedented insider's view

of some of the most exclusive and secretive IDF units: Sayeret Matkal and Shaldag (General Staff and air force commando units), technology units of the intelligence division, and the Shabak (Israel Security Agency). The book also offers previously unpublished stories and photos from the war on terror, and border operations against Hezbollah, Hamas, and ISIS.

Snapshot presents an unprecedented insider's view of some of the most exclusive and secretive IDF units: Sayeret Matkal and Shaldag (General Staff and air force commando units), technology units of the intelligence division, and the Shabak (Israel Security Agency). The book also offers previously unpublished stories and photos from the war on terror, and border operations against Hezbollah, Hamas, and ISIS.

Commentator Yoav Limor and photographer Ziv Koren were given exclusive access, allowing them to bring us an unfiltered view of Israel's real war over our homeland - from covert attacks in Syria and the battle against terror to defending the borders. Their work also reveals the real war of daily struggles - for the advancement of women in the military, to integrate the ultra-Orthodox, to absorb immigrants and disadvantaged youth. It documents the IDF's humanitarian aid missions to disaster sites around the world and the technological breakthroughs that have transformed Israel into the start-up nation.

Key Points of Snapshot

- Stunning photography from famed Israeli photographer Ziv Koren
- Provides a fascinating picture of the work that the IDF does through both writing and imagery
- Gives an exclusive inside look at secret units that has never before been seen
- Spotlights female and religious soldiers

About the Author

Yoav Limor is a veteran journalist who has covered Israel's defense establishment for the last thirty years. He previously served as writer and defense analyst for Ma'ariv daily newspaper and as its London bureau chief. He was a commentator on military affairs for Channel 1 and in recent years has written for Yisrael Hayom daily. Recently he served as the host for the Channel 2 morning show. Today he appears on Keshet as host of the morning show and documentary presenter. He authored the best seller Captives in Lebanon (with Ofer Shelach) and is a regular lecturer in many forums in Israel and around the world.

About the Photographer

Ziv Koren is Israel's premier photojournalist. Previously he worked as a photographer for Yediot Aharonot, and recently he has photographed for Yisrael Hayom and leading global media outlets. He is also Israel's representative for the Polaris photo agency. Koren has published seventeen books and displayed his work in dozens of exhibitions. His photos are regularly featured on the covers of major magazines in Israel and abroad and have won many international prizes. Koren is a popular lecturer on photography in Israel and around the world.

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