Jew­ish Ter­ror­ism in Israel

Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger
  • Review
By – August 30, 2011
This is one of the best of the spate of recent books about Jew­ish extrem­ism in Israel. The authors approach their sub­ject in sev­er­al ways. From a his­tor­i­cal per­spec­tive, they exam­ine the evo­lu­tion and growth of Jew­ish ter­ror and extrem­ism. From a soci­o­log­i­cal per­spec­tive, they explain why this par­tic­u­lar type of Jew­ish extrem­ism has emerged now.
Jew­ish extrem­ists believe that by act­ing out­side the law they can alter the polit­i­cal real­i­ty. They believe that their actions and raised voic­es speak for their numer­ous per­ceived sup­port­ers. While it is true that there are some silent sup­port­ers of Jew­ish ter­ror, the actu­al num­bers of extrem­ists are very few. Their very loud voic­es cou­pled with the exten­sive cov­er­age they are giv­en in the media act to ampli­fy their true strength and impact.
Mic­ah D. Halpern is a colum­nist and a social and polit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor. He is the author of What You Need To Know About: Ter­ror, and main­tains The Mic­ah Report at www​.mic​ah​halpern​.com.

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