Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ze'ev Schiff: In Memoriam

Ze'ev Schiff, Israel's leading military reporter, has died at the age of 74. He is already missed. He was one of the few reporters who dug out facts, could be relied upon to find a variety of authoritative (in the sense of knowledge, not rank or position) sources, and understood the complexities and intersection between the political and the military, and the politics of the military.

Schiff's co-authored book on Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982 remains the definitive book on the subject.

Ze'ev, a military salute to you from one of your devoted civilian readers.

(Edited)

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