Jewish Terrorism in Israel | Foreign Affairs

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Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger Avoiding the pitfalls that generally confront the study of terrorism — either expressing outrage at such inhumane behavior or dismissing one man’s terrorist as another man’s freedom fighter — the authors dispassionately study the backgrounds, social networks, and motives of the terrorists. Jewish Terrorism in Israel, the second book to appear in the Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare series, sets a high bar for subsequent works. After a brisk treatment of terrorism in ancient Israel (which often inspires today’s terrorism), it moves to modern…read more