Israel - Center of Jihadist Terror

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Israel: Center of Jihadist Terror Prepared for: Professor Robert Sullivan In partial fulfillment of the requirements For FA 06 POLS 4309.IS Terrorism Intelligence Dallas Baptist University Cody C Caudill Wednesday, December 6, 2006
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Caudill 1 Following September 11, 2001, the Middle East has become stereotyped as a birthplace for terrorists and terrorists groups. However, regions of people who fight against the idea of “t er ro r” st ru gg le through daily life. The nucleus of terror over the last half century has been the State of Israel (O'Sullivan 1). Although the term “t er ro ri sm has been around since the French Revolution, it has changed shape and form over the ce nt ur ie s. Th e “R ei gn of Te rr or oc cu rr ed in 1790 when 40,000 people were publically beheaded by the use of the guillotine for acts of treason. However, since then, the term has veered from its original definition which has led up to the United States Congress pa ss in g a la w to de fi ne te rr or is m as “p re me di ta te d, po li ti ca ll y mo ti va te d vi ol en ce perpetrated against no nc om ba ta nt ta rg et s by su bn at io na l gr ou ps or cl an de st in e ag en ts (Gupta 1). Within this new definition of terrorism, an offensive of jihadist suicide bombing began on Israel in the early 1990s. Ironically, much of the Islamic world has also been fighting against jihadist terror – their history includes evidence of attacks by suicide bombings. Since these outbursts, Israel and Islamic countries have fought diligently against jihad, a “holy war,” without total success. Arguably, the United States could learn a lot from these countries as they fight, particularly,\ due to their close proximity to the warfare (O'Sullivan 1). The premise of this paper is not to observe historic events
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Caudill 2 Israel, but analyze how the world, notably the United States, could learn from Israel‟s anti-terrorist strengths and weaknesses. Is ra el ‟s hi st or y is un li ke an y ot he r na ti on to da y. Mos t co un tr ie s‟ hi st or y se rv e as national pride, but to Israel it dictates modern policies. Jewish kingdoms of ancient Israel give the birthright the State has longed to control. Biblically, Israel is the Promised Land the patrimony of God (Martin 1). After centuries pf growing levels of bloodshed and irrepressible immigration from Europe, the British government withdrew its sanctions of the Palestine Mandate in 1947 (Jewish Agency for Israel 1). The Palestine Mandate was the territory in the Middle East comprising of modern-day Jordan, Israel, and territories governed by the Palestinian Authority; it previously belonged to the Ottoman Empire, which the League of Nations handed over to the United Kingdom to manage in the aftermath of World War I as a mandate territory. The United Nations General Assembly approved the 1947 UN Partition Plan dividing the territory into two states, with the Jewish area consisting of approximately 55% of the land, and the Arab comprising area approximately 45%. Jerusalem was intended to be an international region managed by the UN to avoid certain
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POLS 4309 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Fall '06 term at Dallas Baptist.

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