By Ami Pedahzur,Arie Perliger

ISBN-10: 0231154461

ISBN-13: 9780231154468

ISBN-10: 023115447X

ISBN-13: 9780231154475

ISBN-10: 0231520751

ISBN-13: 9780231520751

Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, international specialists at the research of terror and protection, suggest a conception of violence that contextualizes not just contemporary acts of terror but in addition situations of terrorism that extend again centuries. starting with old Palestine and its encounters with Jewish terrorism, the authors examine the social, political, and cultural elements that sponsor severe violence, proving spiritual terrorism isn't the fault of 1 religion, yet prospers inside of any counterculture that clings to a totalistic ideology.

When a totalistic neighborhood perceives an exterior possibility, the connectivity of the gang and the rhetoric of its leaders bolster the collective mind-set of individuals, who reply with violence. In precedent days, the Jewish sicarii of Judea conducted stealth assassinations opposed to their Roman occupiers. within the mid-twentieth century, to facilitate their independence, Jewish teams dedicated acts of terror opposed to British infantrymen and the Arab inhabitants in Palestine. extra lately, Yigal Amir, a member of a Jewish terrorist mobile, assassinated Yitzhak Rabin to precise his competition to the Oslo Peace Accords.

Conducting interviews with former Jewish terrorists, political and religious leaders, and law-enforcement officers, and culling info from infrequent files and surveys of terrorist networks, Pedahzur and Perliger build an intensive portrait of terrorist aggression, whereas additionally describing the stipulations at the back of the fashionable upward thrust of zealotry.

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