Adam LeBor

Hunting the Stern Group

The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land

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Halfway between Jaffa and Tel Aviv, by the side of a busy road, stands a boarded-up, semi-derelict building. Appearances are deceptive. This was once one of the most important addresses in Palestine during the British Mandate: the headquarters of the Palestine Police Force’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

It was from here that Britain att-empted to impose law and order on its ever more rebellious territory. 

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