The Myth of the Lone-Wolf Terrorist

Earlier this month, an American federal court ruled that families of victims of terrorist attacks carried out by individuals—including the wave of stabbing and car-rammings that beset Israel in 2015 and 2016—could sue the countries that fund the groups behind the attacks. For instance, the court concluded, when a Palestinian murdered the American military veteran Taylor Force in Tel Aviv in 2016, Hamas could be held responsible—as could Syria and Iran, which support Hamas. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner explains that Israeli and American policymakers should follow the court’s lead when understanding the misleadingly named phenomenon of the lone-wolf terrorist:

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More about: American law, Hamas, Knife intifada, Palestinian terror

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin