Jewish Terrorism in Israel

Author
Ami Pedahsur, Arie Perlinger
Content Type
Book
Institution
Columbia University Press
Abstract
Two world experts on the study of terror and security propose a theory of violence that contextualizes not only recent acts of terror but also instances of terrorism that stretch back centuries. Beginning with ancient Palestine and its encounters with Jewish terrorism, the authors analyze the social, political, and cultural factors sponsoring extreme violence, proving that religious terrorism is not the fault of one faith, but flourishes within any counterculture adhering to a totalistic ideology. Conducting interviews with former Jewish terrorists, political and spiritual leaders, and law-enforcement officials, and culling information from rare documents and surveys of terrorist networks, Pedahzur and Perliger construct an extensive portrait of terrorist aggression while also describing the conditions behind the modern rise of zealotry.
Topic
Terrorism, Military Affairs, Counter-terrorism
Publication Identifier
9780231520751
Publication Identifier Type
ISBN
Political Geography
Middle East, Israel