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Terror : How Israel Has Coped and What America Can Learn - Leonard A. Cole

Terror

How Israel Has Coped and What America Can Learn

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2007
ISBN: 9780253349187
Number Of Pages: 251

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No country has experienced more acts of terrorism over a prolonged period than Israel. The frequency of attacks has propelled Israel toward innovative methods to address the threat. Indeed, treating so many victims of physical and psychological trauma has given rise to the new field of terror medicine.

In a gripping narrative, terrorist expert Leonard A. Cole describes how different segments of Israeli society have coped with terrorism -- survivors of attacks, families of victims, emergency responders, doctors and nurses, and, in the end, the general population. He also interviews Palestinians, including imprisoned handlers of suicide bombers, who endorse or deplore suicide bombings. He concludes that the Israeli experience with preparedness and coping offers valuable lessons for the United States.

"If there is any benefit from the sad fact of terrorism that has plagued Israel's life for decades it is the possibility that other nations and other peoples might find something from the Israeli experience that can help them, as terrorism has become a world-wide scourge. Leonard Cole's book gives the fullest description of this process available today." Mort Zuckerman "Leonard Cole offers a moving portrait of the way in which many Israelis cope with terror, on both a personal and institutional level. The insights of individual Israelis who have suffered from terror and found a way to cope are nothing short of remarkable. Does the United States have much to learn from the Israeli experience? The answer, as Cole points out, is surely yes. But the great value of this book is what it tells us about not giving in to terror. Ultimately, terror will be defeated when terrorists see that societies have found the means not to surrender their principles, their morale, or their humanity--and this book vividly demonstrates how Israelis have done that." Dennis Ross

Prologuep. VII
Terrorp. 1
ZAKAp. 18
Busesp. 34
Survivorsp. 50
Familiesp. 66
Doctors and Nursesp. 84
Terror, Medicine, and Securityp. 102
American Rehearsalp. 119
Teaching from Experiencep. 136
Trauma: 9/11 and the Intifadap. 155
Palestiniansp. 176
Challenges and Lessonsp. 196
Beyond Terrorp. 210
Terrorism Issues in Israel and the United Statesp. 221
Acknowledgmentsp. 225
Notesp. 227
Books for Additional Readingp. 235
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780253349187
ISBN-10: 0253349184
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 251
Published: 1st April 2007
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.76  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.52

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