Operation Pillar of Defence and the 2013 Israeli elections: defensive or provocative intervention?
MetadataShow full item record
Based on the research on the psychological and political effects of terrorism, this paper focuses on the possible use of provocative counter-terrorism operations in order to influence the outcome of elections. Exploring the case of the Israeli Operation Pillar of Defence, that occurred from 14 November, 2012 to 21 November, the study resorts to qualitative and quantitative methods in a semi-flexible design with a view to exploring whether this operation, and the major escalation it took part in, was necessary and proportionate. The findings are that, in light of the broader context and Israeli experience with counter-terrorism responses, the political exploitation of the psychological effects of this crisis may have been a major motive in the decision to launch this operation.
Orenes, P. (2014). Operation Pillar of Defence and the 2013 Israeli Elections: Defensive or Provocative Intervention?. Journal Of Terrorism Research, 5(2), pp. 45-58.
Journal of Terrorism Research
This is an open access article published in Journal of Terrorism Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Items in the St Andrews Research Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.