Terror: How Israel Has Coped and What America Can Learn

Terror: How Israel Has Coped and What America Can Learn

by Leonard A. Cole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253349184

ISBN-13: 9780253349187

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253349187
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Prologue
1. Terror
2. Zaka
3. Buses
4. Survivors
5. Families
6. Doctors and Nurses
7. Terror, Medicine, and Security
8. American Rehearsal
9. Teaching from Experience
10. Trauma: 9/11 and the Intifada
11. Palestinians
12. Challenges and Lessons
13. Beyond Terror
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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