Lessons from Israel’s Response to Terrorism

, June 29, 2017

London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Europe and Israel continue to be assaulted by radical Islamic terror. The terrorist Jihadists have declared that Europeans and Israelis are infidels to be destroyed and conquered.

The small state of Israel always fought back against terrorism. Since the beginning of its history, the Jewish State has been forced to defend against terror every day of every year.

I have been for 5 years in the Italian Parliament. As the deputy president of the commission of foreign affairs we have been discussing so many times the question of terrorism. And it was astonishing how difficult it is for the Europeans even to define the issue of terrorism.

They asked me how does Israel fight as a democracy so well against terror? and this is what we are trying to do here, to give answers.

Israel has developed strategies to maximize national resilience and maintain public morale in the face of unrelenting terror attacks. Israel has also embraced the highest moral standards possible in combatting terror, protecting civil and human rights, as well as protecting privacy while deterring and preventing future attacks.

The Jerusalem center recent study reveals what Israel has been doing to fight terrorism since its very beginning.

So here you have a book with 9 essays about strategies, about the resilience of people, about international law, about cyber-terrorism. Whatever you want to know about the fight again terrorism. This is what we are offering to our friends in Europe.

By developing a shared strategy, we can win the war on terror. In London, Paris, Berlin and Jerusalem.

About Fiamma Nirenstein

Former journalist Fiamma Nirenstein was a Member of the Italian Parliament; Vice President, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Deputies; Chair, Parliamentary Committee for the Inquiry on Antisemitism; Fellow, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; Board Member, Magna Carta Foundation, European Friends of Israel (EFI); Member, Steering Committee, Interparliamentary Coalition on Combating Antisemitism (ICCA); Founding Member, Friends of Israel Initiative. Author: Israel is Us (2009). Recipient: Israeli Knesset Award for Commitment in the fight against antisemitism.