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A High Price – The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism - Oxford Scholarship Online
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A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Daniel Byman


This book offers an 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, the book 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. The book reveals how Israel fought these groups and others, such as Hamas, in the decades that follow, with particular attention to the grinding and ... More

Keywords: terrorism, Yasir Arafat, Fatah, Palestine, intifada, Hamas, Hizballah, Arabs, Israel, Lebanon

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195391824
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Byman, author
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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