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NCJ Number: 123228 Find in a Library
Title: Jewish Underground: At the Center or on the Periphery of Israeli Society?
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:11  Issue:5  Dated:(1988)  Pages:350-354
Author(s): G Cromer
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 5
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Labour party's opposition to the "nationalist camp" (right-wing and religious parties) in Israel has focused on the Jewish underground, which has engaged in terrorist attacks on Arab targets on the West Bank, arguing that the underground is a logical extension of "nationalist" posturing.
Abstract: The Labour opposition has pointed to action, ideology, and policy under the Likud rule (May 1977 to July 1984) to support its argument that the nationalist camp poses a serious threat to law, order, and democracy in Israel. Regarding Likud action, Labour points to the government's failure to act against Jewish vigilantism among West Bank settlers, such that the Jewish settlers believe they are above the law. Regarding policy, Labour accuses the government of creating the context for the West Bank violence by authorizing an Israeli presence on the West Bank and other occupied territories. Regarding ideology, Labour claims that the Jewish underground is a logical extension of the nationalists' Greater Israel ideology. The nationalists, in response to these attacks from Labour, argue that the underground is a deviant group that it disavows. 15 notes.
Main Term(s): Religiously motivated violence; Terrorism causes
Index Term(s): Israel; Political influences
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