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
Publisher:
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.

Military Psychology

Author: Nidhi Maheshwari
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9351506290
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A useful book that deals with a number of psychological issues surfacing in military and paramilitary forces. Military Psychology: Concepts, Trends and Interventions offers various psychological theories that are not only significant in the context of soldiers but also help to strengthen the capability of military and paramilitary forces during combat and non-combat operations. Stressing on the psycho-social well-being of the soldiers, this book offers insights into military psychological issues, such as soldier selection, combating stress, instances of misconduct, psychological operations, optimism, resilience and hardiness training, gender bias, value-based leadership, familial well-being and the future warfare. The global case studies in the book offer lessons for India and other countries where military and para-military forces are engaged in dealing with both external and internal extremism.

Arab Israeli Conflict The Essential Reference Guide

Author: Priscilla Roberts
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690680
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Truly an essential reference for today's world, this detailed introduction to the origins, events, and impact of the adversarial relationship between Arabs and Israelis illuminates the complexities and the consequences of this long-lasting conflict. • Provides a comprehensive overview of one of the most complex conflicts in modern times, clarifying its causes and consequences • Inspires critical thinking through perspective essays on topics related to the conflict that generate wide-spread debate • Takes into account events such as the impact of the Arab Spring and the ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capabilities • Offers valuable insights into the backgrounds and philosophies of the leaders on both sides who have helped defined the Arab-Israeli conflict

Psychological War Trauma And Society

Author: Irit Keynan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317540069
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This book explores the psychological trauma affecting soldiers and civilians who have encountered the violence of war or terrorism, arguing that the enigmas surrounding war trauma are rooted in culture, collective memory and social norms. Focusing primarily on a large-scale sociological study in Israel, chapters detail the ideological, political, historical and economic factors that shape the multifaceted connection between individual and collective trauma, probing the exterior layers of Israeli society and exposing the complex relationship between society and emotionally scarred individuals everywhere. Divided into three main parts, particular attention is paid to the treatment of soldiers and civilians, and the tension between the medical and societal approaches to PTSD, shedding light on the intricate relationships between war trauma and society worldwide. Part 1 looks at traumatized soldiers and the changing attitudes towards CSR and PTSD; Part 2 explores civilian trauma and shock, including the first published research on the implications of war trauma in Israeli Arab society; and Part 3 analyses the deficiencies and contradictions in current international definitions and discourses of trauma, and the profound consequences of war trauma in society as a whole. Psychological War Trauma and Society will be of key value for academics and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, sociology, history, Jewish studies, military studies, social work, terrorism studies and political science, as well as professionals who work with traumatised individuals, either directly or indirectly, including psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. The Hebrew edition of the book was the winner of the 2012 AIS (Association for Israel Studies) Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies.

Understanding The Arab Israeli Conflict

Author: Michael Rydelnik
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802426239
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The authors place the Arab-Israeli conflict in its biblical, historical, and prophetic contexts; and maintains that the true story behind the crisis has not been reported by the media.

Social Mobilization In The Arab Israeli War Of 1948

Author: Moshe Naor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136776486
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In many ways, the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 is typical of the total military conflicts that characterized the first half of the twentieth century. However, in addition to the military course of the war, and its formative and revolutionary ramifications, this war was also notable for the social mobilization of the Israeli population. Social Mobilization in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 focuses on these civilian aspects of the war, the involvement of the Israeli home front in the fighting and the participation of society in the process of mobilization. Israeli civil society organizations played an active and central role in mobilizing the economy for the war effort, mobilizing personnel for military service, for labor and for the emergency services, and in organizing the home front. The function of Israeli society and civil organizations in processes of mobilization, conducted against the background of the end of the British mandate and the establishment of the State of Israel, was one of the principal factors that contributed to the Israeli military victory in the 1948 war. Civilian aspects of the 1948 war have received little attention, despite the opening of the archives in the 1980s. As such, Social Mobilization in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 is an important contribution, particularly for those interested in Israeli History, Jewish History, Middle Eastern History, the Arab-Israeli conflict and War Studies.

The Routledge Atlas Of The Arab Israeli Conflict

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415359009
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Captioned maps covering modern Arab-Israeli hostilities, indicating national strengths and policies, military movements and engagements, and changes in Middle East borders.