Description: Israel at a Crossroads attampts to delve into the dynamics of the process leading to the formation of the Palestinian state. The palestinian Authority's blatant use of violence and terrorism to challenge Israel's national security and achieve international sympathy is fully analyzed. Dr. Gefen examines the fateful issues facing Israel in the course of the fragile peace process. The story is simultaneously intertwined with the history of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Dr. Gefen, a holocaust survivor, served as the head of the Mossad's branch in Italy, Israel's ambassador to Romania, and advisor to the Foreign Minister. During his diplomatic service in Rome he received his doctorate in Political Sciences.