Psychological Warfare In The Arab Israeli Conflict

Author: R. Schleifer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137467037
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The first study to examine psychological warfare in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, this book presents a rational analysis of the Arab and Israeli struggles to gain the world's sympathy and support, tracing these struggles from the British Mandate to the more recent HAMAS abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Psychological Warfare In The Intifada

Author: Ron Schleifer
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ISBN: 9781845191351
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Psychological warfare is a touchy subject in western democratic societies. It raises the spectre of Nazism and totalitarian methods of mind control, yet provides an explanation for the spectacular success of the Palestinians in their fight against Israel, and their ability to exert political pressure on this regional power. This is the first book of its kind on PSYOP (psychological operations -- military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments) in Middle East research. The book provides a much needed in-depth analysis of the techniques used by both the Israelis and the Palestinians. The volume clarifies the rationales for psychological warfare in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from 1948 to 1991, examines the development of concepts of offensive and defensive psychological warfare as developed by the Nazis and the Soviets, as well as US and British tactics of persuasion, and looks at the ways the main actors have adapted these tactics to the specifics of the Intifada. Close attention is paid to the formulation and dissemination of Palestinian psychological themes directed at the Arab world, neutral parties, and the enemy; and official Israeli attempts (though largely unsuccessful) to counter them, including official government stances and directives to the Israeli Defense Forces. The Intifada, conducted under media scrutiny, resulted in a total re-examination of Israeli military strategies, which has important bearing for the future conduct of armies fighting local insurgency, most recently the US Iraq experience.

Perspectives Of Psychological Operations Psyop In Contemporary Conflicts

Author: Ron Shlaifer
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9781845194543
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Psychological operations (PSYOP) in contemporary conflicts - designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments - are still considered confidential by many defense organizations, hence the lack of publications that deal with the topic in a scientific, factual approach. This collection of essays provides an analysis and commentary on PSYOP and examines the following: psychological warfare in the battle against terrorism * PSYOP techniques adopted by different Palestinian groups against Israel * actions that promote the Palestinian cause in the West * Israeli strategies for combating radical Islam * Jewish perspectives on propaganda in the context of Israel's international image problems. The book is a follow-up volume to the author's Psychological Warfare in the Intifada, which was adopted as a textbook by the US Intelligence College and was widely reviewed to critical acclaim.

Fratricide In The Holy Land

Author: Avner Falk
Publisher: Terrace Books
ISBN: 0299202534
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This is the first English-language book ever to apply psychoanalytic knowledge to the understanding of the most intractable international struggle in our world today—the Arab-Israeli conflict. Two ethnic groups fight over a single territory that both consider to be theirs by historical right—essentially a rational matter. But close historical examination shows that the two parties to this tragic conflict have missed innumerable opportunities for a rational partition of the territory between them and for a permanent state of peace and prosperity rather than perennial bloodshed and misery. Falk suggests that a way to understand and explain such irrational matters is to examine the unconscious aspects of the conflict. He examines large-group psychology, nationalism, group narcissism, psychogeography, the Arab and Israeli minds, and suicidal terrorism, and he offers psychobiographical studies of Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat, two key players in this tragic conflict today.

Scars Of War Wounds Of Peace

Author: Shlomo Ben-Ami
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199839042
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Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami was a key figure in the Camp David negotiations and many other rounds of peace talks, public and secret, with Palestinian and Arab officials. Here he offers an unflinching account of the Arab-Israeli conflict, informed by his firsthand knowledge of the major characters and events. Clear-eyed and unsparing, Ben-Ami traces the twists and turns of the Middle East conflict and gives us behind-the-scenes accounts of the meetings in Oslo, Madrid, and Camp David. The author paints particularly trenchant portraits of key figures from Ben-Gurion to Bill Clinton. He is highly critical of both Ariel Sharon and the late Yasser Arafat, seeing Arafat's rejection of Clinton's peace plan as a crime against the Palestinian people. The author is also critical of President Bush's Middle East policy, which he calls "a presumptuous grand strategy." Along the way, Ben-Ami highlights the many blunders on both sides, describing for instance how the great victory of the Six Day War launched many Israelis on a misbegotten "messianic" dream of controlling all the Biblical Jewish lands, which only served to make the Palestinian problem much worse. In contrast, it has only been when Israel has suffered setbacks that it has made moves towards peace. The best hope for the region, he concludes, is to create an international mandate in the Palestinian territories that would lead to the implementation of Clinton's two-state peace parameters. Scars of War, Wounds of Peace is a major work of history--with by far the most fair and balanced critique of Israel ever to come from one of its key officials. This paperback edition features a new Epilogue by the author featuring an analysis of the most recent events in the Israeli-Arab situation, from the disappearance of Ariel Sharon from public life to the emergence of Hamas and Israel's recent war against Hizballah. It is an absolute must-read for everyone who wants to understand the dynamics of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The Political Psychology Of War Rape

Author: Inger Skjelsbæk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136620915
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This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a methodological outline of how sexual violence in war can be studied from a political-psychological perspective. It presents empirical findings from the field that show what war rape can entail in the aftermath of armed conflict for victims and their communities. Through its comprehensive approach to Bosnian experiences, the volume expands the conceptualization of victimhood and challenges the assumption that sexual violence is a particularly difficult theme to study because of victim silence. Rather, the author demonstrates there are many voices that can provide insight and understandings of war rape and its impact without having to compromise the safety and privacy of individual victims. Finally, the book shows the ways in which individual experiences of war rape are shaped by national and international discourses on gender, sexuality and politics. This book will be of interest to students of political psychology, war and conflict studies, European politics, ethnic conflict, politics and IR in general.

The Yom Kippur War

Author: Abraham Rabinovich
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 9780307429650
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An updated edition that sheds new light on one of the most dramatic reversals of military fortune in modern history. The easing of Israeli military censorship after four decades has enabled Abraham Rabinovich to offer fresh insights into this fiercest of Israel-Arab conflicts. A surprise Arab attack on two fronts on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, with Israel’s reserves un-mobilized, triggered apocalyptic visions in Israel, euphoria in the Arab world, and fraught debates on both sides. Rabinovich, who covered the war for The Jerusalem Post, draws on extensive interviews and primary source material to shape his enthralling narrative. We learn of two Egyptian nationals, working separately for the Mossad, who supplied Israel with key information that helped change the course of the war; of Defense Minister Moshe Dayan’s proposal for a nuclear “demonstration” to warn off the Arabs; and of Chief of Staff David Elazar’s conclusion on the fifth day of battle that Israel could not win. Newly available transcripts enable us to follow the decision-making process in real time from the prime minister’s office to commanders studying maps in the field. After almost overrunning the Golan Heights, the Syrian attack is broken in desperate battles. And as Israel regains its psychological balance, General Ariel Sharon leads a nighttime counterattack across the Suez Canal through a narrow hole in the Egyptian line -- the turning point of the war.

War And The Media

Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761943136
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'War and the media' brings together internationally known contributors. It is an essential guide to understanding the institutions and technologies involved in the production and consumption of television news.

Psychological Warfare And The New World Order

Author: Servando Gonzalez
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ISBN: 9780932367235
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Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The Secret War Against the American People by Servando Gonzalez.. ISBN: 978-0-932367-23-5 Book Description America is at war. But this is not a conventional war waged with tanks, battleships and planes in conventional battlefields at least not yet. It is a secret, insidious type of war whose battleground is the people s minds. Its main weapons are mind viruses disseminating propaganda and mass brainwashing by disinformation, cunning, deception and lies in a large scale not used against any people since Nazi Germany. Though important, these elements are just part of a series of carefully planned and executed long and short-term psychological warfare operations. In synthesis, it is a psychological war a PSYWAR. If an unfriendly foreign power had carried out against the American people the actions carried out by Wall Street bankers, Oil magnates and CEOs of transnational corporations entrenched at the Council on Foreign Relations and its parasite organizations, we might well have considered it an act of war. Unfortunately, most Americans ignore that they are under attack. The reason is because, like Ninja assassins, the main weapon used by the conspirators who have managed to infiltrate and take control of the U.S. Government and most of American life has been their invisibility. For almost a century, this small group of conspirators have been waging a quiet, non-declared war of attrition against the American people, and it seems that they are now ready for the final, decisive battle. Unfortunately, as the last two presidential elections showed, the brainwashed American people reacted by changing the puppets, leaving the puppet masters in control. This book studies in detail the origins of the conspiracy, who the conspirators are, the main elements of this PSYWAR and, what s more important, how we can fight back and win. Editorial Reviews Servando Gonzalez' expose of the Alien Queen, known as the CFR, could easily alter the future of Western civilization and America for the good. These are times when a single man may make great contributions to the cause of human dignity and freedom. Kevin E. Abrams, co-author with Scott Lively of The Pink Swastika. Thoreau wrote, There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. Servando Gonzalez didn t waste any time hacking at the branches, and reveals the very crooked roots of evil. This is a most impressive book. A must read. G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island. Servando Gonzalez has studied in detail the men and organizations that rule the world.. It is one of the most important books of this decade. Read it and learn about the invisible forces that direct the course of world affairs Stanley Monteith, author of Brotherhood of Darkness. Read this book. It not only tells you what s happening today but, with very well chosen historical perspective, it lets you look down the road of the recent past for proof of what it says. That is the best way to learn to look at the future in order to fathom what is coming your way. And what is coming our way is riddled with grave dangers, pitfalls and perils. Adrian Salbuchi, author of El cerebro del mundo: la cara oculta de la globalizacion. Servando Gonzalez, masterly divulges the machinations behind many historical and contemporary events and he reveals who is really managing the presidential puppet strings. The new American Revolution is a conflict without guns. Rather, the ammunition is lies and psychological warfare and every American citizen is a target. It s a fabulous book, a must-read! Deanna Spingola, author of When the Power Elite Rules. "

The Eternal War

Author: Antoine J. Abraham
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761856313
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The Eternal War chronicles the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and thoroughly analyzes it from both a historical and psychological outlook. For the first time ever, an original and comprehensive plan for peace is presented. No other study on this subject offers such an emboldened and imaginative plan.