A High Price

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. 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.

Download Now

Author
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date
ISBN 0199830452
Pages 496 pages
Rating 4/5 (59 users)

More Books:

A High Price
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Daniel Byman
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

GET EBOOK

The product of painstaking research and countless interviews, A High Price offers a nuanced, definitive historical account of Israel's bold but often failed eff
Freedom Has A High Price
Language: en
Pages: 1000
Authors: Giulia Mancini
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-12 - Publisher: Babelcube Inc

GET EBOOK

On the threshold of her fifties, Michela retraces the important stages of her life and going back and forth between past and present she relives crucial moments
A High Price to Pay
Language: en
Pages: 75
Authors:
Categories: Detention of persons
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Human Rights Watch

GET EBOOK

The High Price of Materialism
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Tim Kasser
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08-29 - Publisher: MIT Press

GET EBOOK

A study of how materialism and consumerism undermine our quality of life. In The High Price of Materialism, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how ou
Considerations on the Present Scarcity and High Price of Coals in Scotland
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Scotland
Categories: Coal trade
Type: BOOK - Published: 1793 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

A Review of the Controversy Respecting the High Price of Bullion, and the State of Our Currency
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: [Anonymus AC10244338]
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1811 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

A Review of the Controversy Respecting the High Price of Bullion, and the State of Our Currency
Language: en
Pages: 119
Authors: John Charles Herries
Categories: Currency question
Type: BOOK - Published: 1811 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK