Monday, May 06, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On the night of Sept. 5-6, 2007, eight Israeli F-15 and F-16 warplanes flew to a remote area in eastern Syria and dropped 18 tons of munitions, destroying what was suspected to be a Syrian nuclear reactor. At the time, Israel decided to classify the operation to avoid provoking a response from Syria. Eleven years later, Israel went public about the raid, which they called “Operation Outside the Box.”
In his new book, “Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power,” author and Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz lays out the extensive planning between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and U.S. President George W. Bush – and the political infighting that almost doomed the whole operation.
On Monday, May 6, join Katz at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue to hear him bring the operation to life as he brilliantly explains the political and military dynamics at play – and ponders what might have happened to the Mideast landscape had this raid failed.
RSVP or pre-order books at: bit.ly/shadow-strike.
Copies of “Shadow Strike” will be available for purchase at the discounted price of $20 (list price is $28.99), but supplies are limited. The author will be available to sign books at the event.
This event is free for Stephen Wise members and admission is $10 for non-members. Advance RSVPs are required. Books may be purchased in advance with tickets while supplies last.
Brought to you by the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Israel Committee, with generous support from the Schwartz Israel Fund.