Israel s Counterterrorism Strategy

Beginning with infiltration attacks from neighboring states immediately after independence and proceeding through the formation of organized Palestinian terror organizations up to the present day, this book details distinct eras of ...

Author: Boaz Ganor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231553005

Category: Political Science

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Since declaring independence in 1948, Israel has been involved in an intractable conflict with the Palestinians and its neighbors. While violence has ebbed and flowed over the years, the threat of terrorism has remained a constant factor, shaping Israeli security policy in a unique way. Boaz Ganor provides an authoritative analysis of Israel’s approach to counterterrorism throughout its existence. Drawing on unprecedented access to Israeli leaders, he offers a comprehensive insider’s account of the decision-making processes, challenges, and dilemmas at the core of counterterror activities. Beginning with infiltration attacks from neighboring states immediately after independence and proceeding through the formation of organized Palestinian terror organizations up to the present day, this book details distinct eras of terrorism and how the Israeli state has counteracted them. Ganor also highlights the dynamic nature of both terrorism and counterterrorism: Just as waves of terror rise, fall, and evolve, so too do the measures employed to respond to them. He distills the lessons of Israel’s experience into key tenets for other countries facing the challenge of terrorism. The book features revelatory personal testimony from senior Israeli decision makers who have played pivotal roles in counterterrorism strategy, including prime ministers, defense ministers, Israeli Defense Forces chiefs of staff, and directors of Mossad and Shin Bet. Israel’s Counterterrorism Strategy is indispensable reading for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

Israel s Counter Terrorism Strategy and Its Effectiveness

This thesis analyzes Israeli counter-terrorism strategy and its effectiveness.

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Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 65

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This thesis analyzes Israeli counter-terrorism strategy and its effectiveness. Because of ongoing suicide attacks from Palestinian and other terrorist organizations, Israel will continue to have an aggressive counter-terrorism strategy. It will study how the impact of past wars, campaigns, and deadly terrorist attacks influenced the thinking of past and current leaders. By gauging the actions, and sometimes nonactions, of the international community, the Israeli government declined to become paralyzed by U.N. and world-wide condemnation of its aggressive counter-terrorism strategies. The Israelis vehemently believe the security of the nation relies on what the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), and Shin Bet do to counter terrorism, not outside governments. The IDF, ISA, and Shin Bet employ three different measures in an attempt to thwart terrorist attacks both in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Defensive, operative, and punitive measures are used in different phases of terrorist attacks in an attempt to protect the lives of Israeli citizens. Of all the three measures used by the IDF and other security agencies, defensive actions have by far been the most effective to date is included.

Typology of Counter terrorism Strategies

This book is an attempt to undertake an examination of the various strategies employed by the terrorists and the strategies employed by various institutions to counter the terrorists along the varying spectrum of the genesis of terrorism.

Author: Vinita Priyedarshi

Publisher: K W Publishers Pvt Limited

ISBN: 9789380502274

Category: History

Page: 150

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Terrorism, which took a new turn in the 20th century in the form of anti-colonial insurgencies has, in the current 21st century, been described as 'post modern terrorism' in the sense that it is no longer driven by ideologies alone but is now more ethnic and separatist in nature. This evolution of terrorism has been accompanied by a spectrum of strategies associated with different phases of terrorism to counter it. This book is an attempt to undertake an examination of the various strategies employed by the terrorists and the strategies employed by various institutions to counter the terrorists along the varying spectrum of the genesis of terrorism. The book deals with the strategies of dealing with terrorism across borders. It attempts to formulate a typology of counter-terrorism strategies which have either been adopted by states in their fight against terrorism or should be adopted to deal with the menace of terrorism, in the form of recommendations. The typology of counter-terrorism has been developed deductively by comparing the counter-terrorism strategies of India and Israel, that have faced the threat of terrorism ever since their inception. It is true that each system is different from the other and a particular counter-terrorism strategy would yield different results in different systems, depending upon the consequences and the uniqueness associated with each system. Yet such analogies are beneficial for the simple reason that they provide us with a wide range of possible alternative counter-terrorism measures which could be used by different states afflicted with this menace - the book seeks to provide such an analogy.

The Counter terrorism Puzzle

This book, now in paperback, is the first attempt of its kind to create a manual of counter-terrorism measures on all the relevant operational levels.

Author: Abraham Kaplan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351484419

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

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The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book, now in paperback, is the first attempt of its kind to create a manual of counter-terrorism measures on all the relevant operational levels. The author's main purpose is to give decision-makers the tools to make rational and effective decisions in both preventing and countering terrorism. The need to contend with terrorism can be found in almost every sphere of life: security, prevention and suppression of terrorism, legal and ethical dilemmas regarding democratic issues, such as the individual's human rights, intelligence interrogations, the right of the public to know, as well as coping with social, psychological, and media-related issues.

Targeted Killings Law and Counter Terrorism Effectiveness

65 The Seventh War by Amos Harel and Avi Isascharoff focuses on Israels confrontation with the al-Aqsa uprising; ... The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle against Terrorism also discusses Israels counterterrorism policy over the ...

Author: Ophir Falk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000079848

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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This book examines the permissibility and effectiveness of targeted killing in campaigns against terror. Targeted killing has become a primary counterterrorism measure used by several countries in their confrontation with lethal threats. The practice has been extensively used by the US in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza. Several studies have already explored the difficult balance between achieving security while maintaining the liberties and rights of a country’s civilians. This book goes a step further by seeking to examine whether maintaining those liberties by complying with legal standards and minimizing unintended deaths can be more effective for national security. Using targeted killing applied by Israel, in particular, as well as the United States during the first decade of the twenty-first century as case studies, this book explores that question and ultimately assesses whether compliance with legal standards can strengthen a state in its campaign against terrorism and thus provide stronger security. The book focuses on civilian-related criteria, hypothesizing that minimizing civilian casualties will maximize effectiveness in an asymmetric war setting. The conclusions are not limited to a specific tactic or theater, and if adopted might have far-reaching implications for how asymmetric warfare is strategized. This book will be of much interest to students of counter-terrorism, law, Middle Eastern studies, and security studies.

Counter Terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order

Israel alleged Lebanon, Syria and Iran to be responsible for Hezbollah's conduct,111 but said it was acting ... The international community's reaction was overshadowed by longstanding controversies about the Israeli–Palestine conflict.

Author: Larissa van den Herik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107025389

Category: Law

Page: 760

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An exploration of the relationship between different branches of international law and their applicability to terrorism.

The Red Sea Terror Triangle

"This interesting book offers a glimpse into a corner of the world as well as useful insight into the problems with failing states and what is needed to rehabilitate them.

Author: Shaul Shay

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412806206

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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In the aftermath of the terror campaign launched on Sep-tember 11, 2001, the United States declared war against global terror. It identified the al-Qaida organization and Afghanistan under the Taliban regime as the initial targets of the offensive, and Iraq as the next. However, aside from the countries included by President Bush in the "Axis of Evil" (Iraq, Iran, and North Korea), a triangle of countries in the Red Sea region are also potential targets in the war against terror--Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. This assessment is based on the historical record: Each of these countries has in one form or another provided refuge for Islamic terror organizations. Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen are Muslim states, situated at the periphery of the heart of Islam, which is generally identified as the Arab Peninsula, Egypt, and the Fertile Crescent. This area is of strategic significance to both sides of the vital shipping route that connects the Arabian Sea (the Indian Ocean) and the Red Sea. Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaida, and members of other radical Islamic organizations have found allies and safe havens in both the heart of Islam and its periphery. The presence of radical Islamic entities in the region, alongside local problems and conflicts rooted in national, ethnic, and tribal issues, has turned the Red Sea countries into a nucleus of instability and dissension, one that threatens the security and peace of both neighboring and more distant countries. Shay examines the three countries designated as the Red Sea Terror Triangle, and explores the ties each maintains with Islamic terror, as well as the reciprocal links between them. Understanding these countries is of critical importance, since all or some of them may constitute a base for Islamic terror organizations in the future. "This interesting book offers a glimpse into a corner of the world as well as useful insight into the problems with failing states and what is needed to rehabilitate them."--Christopher E. Bailey, Military Review Shaul Shay is a research fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and heads the Israel Defense Forces' Department of History. Among his books are Terror at the Command of the Imam, The Endless Jihad, The Shahids, and, with co-author Yoram Schweitzer, The Globalization of Terror (available from Transaction).

The Globalization of Terror

This timely volume details the the organizational workings and belief system of Bin-Laden's brutal campaign.

Author: Yoram Schweitzer

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412809185

Category: History

Page: 228

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The terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was the climax of a course plotted by Osama Bin-Laden to bring about his apocalyptic vision of a decisive clash between the Western and Moslem worlds. This timely volume details the the organizational workings and belief system of Bin-Laden's brutal campaign. The authors explore the background and objectives of the attacks, the elaborate planning that went into them, and the process of their practical execution. In addition to its factual account, "The Globalization of Terror" makes a significant contribution to scholarly and theoretical research dealing with international terror. The book offers a unique analysis of the Afghan "alumni," who had previously fought the Soviets in the 1980s, within the overall tapestry related to modern international terror. The authors detail how their activities evolved from a movement of national self-defense to the militant worldview identified with radical Islam. The book reveals, as well, the organizational structure so carefully erected by Bin-Laden and his associates, in order to realize the vision of a worldwide Islamic Caliphate in practical terms. The book is intended to work as a set of guidelines for newcomers to the world of international terrorism, including anti-terror task forces, heads of security companies as well as professionals in the field. The importance of "The Globalization of Terror" lies in its clear presentation and precise analysis regarding the dimensions of the danger international terror poses to the free world, and in its recommendations for the necessary strategy to prevent the recurrence of acts of large-scale terror.

A High Price

The product of painstaking research and countless interviews, A High Price offers a nuanced, definitive historical account of Israel's bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups.

Author: Daniel Byman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831746

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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The product of painstaking research and countless interviews, A High Price offers a nuanced, definitive historical account of Israel's bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups. Beginning with the violent border disputes that emerged after Israel's founding in 1948, Daniel Byman charts the rise of Yasir Arafat's Fatah and leftist groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--organizations that ushered in the era of international terrorism epitomized by the 1972 hostage-taking at the Munich Olympics. Byman reveals how Israel fought these groups and others, such as Hamas, in the decades that follow, with particular attention to the grinding and painful struggle during the second intifada. Israel's debacles in Lebanon against groups like the Lebanese Hizballah are examined in-depth, as is the country's problematic response to Jewish terrorist groups that have struck at Arabs and Israelis seeking peace. In surveying Israel's response to terror, the author points to the coups of shadowy Israeli intelligence services, the much-emulated use of defensive measures such as sky marshals on airplanes, and the role of controversial techniques such as targeted killings and the security barrier that separates Israel from Palestinian areas. Equally instructive are the shortcomings that have undermined Israel's counterterrorism goals, including a disregard for long-term planning and a failure to recognize the long-term political repercussions of counterterrorism tactics.

Israeli Security Concepts

This book will serve this purpose for academic and training purposes as well as real world applications.

Author: Garret Machine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781453769836

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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While Israel has been fighting terrorism, dealing with active shooters and attacks on their installations for decades there is still no written text on protocols and modes of operation. This book will serve this purpose for academic and training purposes as well as real world applications. This book will be a perfect reference guide for a law enforcement entity performing body guard duties, a special operations unit with an executive protection mission or a security firm providing static security. First there is a section dedicated to training, mindset, and warrior skills, then there is a section on how to actually carry out such security operations. This section of the book will serve as the operational doctrine for the security detail. The methods described will be those currently in use by the IDF, but they have never before been put down on paper and made available to be studied. Some of the covered topics will include: · The warrior mind set· The training course· Searching various objects, cars, people, and structures. · Roving security group· Convoy· Body guarding· Hostage scenarios In additionSuicide bomber take down· How to train a "security warrior" how to conduct installation security, VIP security procedures. · How to use vehicles.· How to plan your operation and security detail. · How to check and interview people, how to search mail and suspicious objects. The book will explain to the reader how to build this type of unit and how to structure the training. Including some thoughts and philosophies on the subject of combat, what being a warrior really means, and about fighting terrorists in the urban environment.