Political Violence

Point of View: Jewish Israeli

Jewish political violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict predates the establishment of the state of Israel. Future Israeli leaders, including Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir, helped plan terrorist attacks against British and Palestinian Arab targets. In more recent times, right wing Jewish extremists have attacked Palestinians, Israeli Arabs, and fellow Israelis in both Israel and the Occupied Territories.

 

Point of View: Palestinian
Palestinian political violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict predates the establishment of the state of Israel, and has continued ever since. The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) led a terrorist campaign against Israel and Israeli targets until PLO chairman Yasser Arafat renounced terrorism in 1988. In more recent times, Palestinian terrorist acts have been carried out primarily by the Islamist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Articles

Audio and Video

Books

Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion: The Public Imperative in the Second Intifada

Jacob Shamir and Khalil Shikaki | Indiana University Press (2010)
Book Review (Israel Studies Review; requires EBSCOhost login) | CampusBooks

Israeli Counter-Insurgency and the Intifadas: Dilemmas of a Conventional Army

Sergio Catignani | Routledge (2008)
Book Review (Middle East Journal; requires JSTOR login) | CampusBooks

The Lost Years: Radical Islam, Intifada, and Wars in the Middle East, 2001-2006

Charles Enderlin | Other Press (2007)
Book Review (Publishers Weekly) | CampusBooks

Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada: Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics

Eitan Y. Alimi | Routledge (2007)
Book Review (AbeBooks) | CampusBooks

Official Documents

Palestinian

Reports and Data Sources