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Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists

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In this innovative and concise work, Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu offers a compelling approach to understanding and fighting the increase in domestic and international terrorism throughout the world. Citing diverse examples from around the globe, Netanyahu demonstrates that domestic terrorist groups are usually no match for an advanced technological society which ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published March 21st 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1995)
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Apr 01, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
No real surprises in this book. If you've followed Netanyahu's political career and policies, you probably already understand what this book will be about. This book is about more of the same, and not about creative solutions. The policies will make sense to readers who share his beliefs that the Arabs are anti-Israel, not because Palestinians lost their land to create a Jewish State, and not because of Israeli policies which impact the arab population, but because the Arabs and Muslims are by t ...more
Matthew Henken
Jul 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Really good and lucid account of the nature of terrorism and how to fight it. Written in 1995, the book is shockingly spot-on about the further development of Islamic terrorism and plausibly alarmist about nuclear proliferation to terrorists states. I just wish that the author would issue an updated edition taking into account the 20-years since the book was first published. I wonder if he is busy with something else.
Jun 27, 2008 rated it liked it
I got this book cheap as a discard from a local library. And once I read it I was very surprised that it was discarded. I can only assume that they simply looked at the pub. date (1995), say that it was about terrorism, and simply assumed that the info was obsolete. This is untrue with very few exceptions. It could easily be updated with more current cases, however, much of it seems like it could have been written yesterday. This is a highly relevant book from a very interesting perspective. Obv ...more
Martin Streetman
Apr 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2009
Here is another book with a really old bookmark, all I need is a few more weeks of being snowed in and I will be through all of my started books pile.

So this book was written in 1995 and one wonders if our leaders had bothered to read it how september of 2001 would have been different. One big supprise was that he is in favor of gun control, one would think that after the disarming of German Jews by the Nazi's prior to the Holocost he would have a strong position against gun control. I guess you
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great book. This book was written pre 9/11. We should have read it sooner.
I became interested in Netanyahu after hearing him on the Imus show. He's was incredibly articulate and comes off as a very intelligent man. I realize he has his detractors- but all that aside- he's got some important things to say. For example- this book- if taken as gospel by our government when it originally came out six years ago- could've prevented the terrorist attacks of 9/11. There's a lot of good background information on terrorists groups- their backers and the motives behind terrorism ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it
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This is a 2001 publication. I would like to know his opinion this year. I found it to be a helpful book to explain what is going on (in the terrorist world), and why, and what can be done.

Natanyahu is easy to read and understand. Helpful to understand what is going on in the Middle East today.
Michael Connolly
Mar 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, middle-east
The main thing I learned from this book was that the Arab terrorism of the 1970s and 1980s received much support from the Soviet Union. Since the end of the Cold War, Iran has become the major state sponsor of terrorism.
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Highly recommended for every person learning about deceitful means that pillaging enterprises use in recruiting support. Colonialism is about historical distortion and construction of unrooted narratives.
Jun 23, 2007 rated it really liked it
An how-to guide on fighting terrorism from the once and future prime minister of Israel.
Kathy Marler
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A view from someone who has lived the extreem effects of terrorism...where the U.S. is headed if we don't wake up and do something.
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
I read this when I lived in Israel right before Netanyahu won his first election as Prime Minister of Israel.
Aug 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Written over ten years ago by current (and two-time) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his insights into fighting international and domestic terrorism are just as relevant in 2009.
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Interesting. Gave the history of modern terrorism, which was new to me.
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