Fighting Terrorism and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: $16.00
  • Save: $5.33 (33%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Fighting Terrorism: How D... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This book has already been well loved by someone else and that love shows. It MIGHT have highlighting, underlining, be missing a dust jacket, or SLIGHT water damage, but over-all itâ€TMs still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists Paperback – 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0374524975 ISBN-10: 0374524971 Edition: 2nd

Buy New
Price: $10.67
48 New from $1.36 133 Used from $0.01 4 Collectible from $9.75
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
Hardcover, Import
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$1.36 $0.01
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Frequently Bought Together

Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists + A Durable Peace: Israel and its Place Among the Nations + The Founding Fathers of Zionism
Price for all three: $58.97

Buy the selected items together

Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2nd edition (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374524971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374524975
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"An excellent primer on the groups, motives, and methods of the current terrorist threat."—Bill Gertz, The Washington Times

"Netanyhu has produced a small volume updating the story of international terrorism and his advice on how t odefeat it. His message . . . is a correct one."—Peter W. Rodman, The Washington Post Book World

"This short book is well worth reading, and is likely to spark renewed debate about the central dilemma Netanyahu addresses . . . He offers vigorous, proactive, pre-emptive measures."—Victor T. Levine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Netanyahu traces the history of terrorism with scholarship and makes a strong case that the West has not prepared itself properly for increased domestic and international terrorism."—Berl Faulbaum, The Detroit News

"Vigorous . . . Mr. Netanyahu's arguement, which is soberly and clearly made, cannot be taken lightly."—Richard Berstein, The New York Times

"Strong but not belligerent, adamant but measured . . . It's hard to put uo nuch of an argument against Netanyahu's prophetic book."—David Finkle, The Trenton Times

About the Author

From his days as a soldier in an elite anti-terror unit in the Israeli army to his years as Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has fought terrorism on the military, diplomatic and political battlefields. He has also written A Place Among the Nations: Israel and the World.

Customer Reviews

He asserts that any cause that uses terrorism to advance it's aims must NOT be rewarded, or seen to be rewarded...or accepted.
M. D Roberts
A good part of the world watched as militant Islam allied with the far left tried to destroy and undermine Israel, thinking it was a problem for the Jews to solve.
Amazon Customer
In "Fighting Terrorism" Benjamin Netanyahu provides us with a clear and concise history of terrorism, and a universal action plan for eradicating it.
First Things First

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

127 of 134 people found the following review helpful By L. Clark on January 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a former Naval Counter-terrorism analyst, I look for books that provide factual material without a sugarcoating of political ideology. Prime Minister Netanyahu has well accomplished this feat within this book. By using both personal experience and historical perspective, PM Netanyahu provides a step by step program for the isolation and eventual defeat of terrorist organizations. He provides heretofore unknown facts that gives an insight into the mindset of the terrorists and those that fight them. This book is a 'must read' for any student of International Politics, Terrorism, those wishing to learn the truth of international terrorism
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Lee on March 5, 2002
Format: Paperback
This work is an exceptionally honest perspective on the nature of and driving forces behind the use of terrorism as a political weapon. Netanyahu, like few others, refuses to mince words and relinquish the moral ground when chronicling the "deliberate and systematic assault on civilians to inspire political ends."
Voltaire wrote that there are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts. Unlike those who brandish obfuscation and appeasement as political weaponry (q.v., Bill Clinton and Colin Powell), Netanyahu convincingly dismantles the "cause" of terrorism at its most vulnerable place: its philosophy. He brings a clarity of vision-coupled with a compelling and well researched historical record-to bear on what, in the light of day, cannot be called a just cause.
Accordingly, while the bulk of his work appropriately focuses on the Middle East (the birthplace of modern terrorism), he elucidates many of the causes behind terrorism on both a domestic and an international scale-from the Oklahoma and New York Trade Tower bombings (the book was written in 1995) to the rise of the PLO and other European terrorist organizations as puppets for a corrupt Soviet regime. Netanyahu's principled argument and clear writing style are only made more stark by the compelling historical record that leads him to his final conclusion.
The history of terrorism is not light reading, but it is crucial to known thine enemy. Netanyahu details the mentality behind this enemy by showing that "[i]t is not only that the ends of the terrorists do not succeed in justifying the means they choose; their choice of means indicates what their true ends are.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cory Gill on August 24, 2002
Format: Paperback
Unfortunately, I had to read this book at sort of funny intervals because right when I was finishing it up I was also dealing with starting school, so if anything I write is moronic, forgive me.
My parents saw Mr. Netanyahu speak in Indianapolis a couple years ago around the time that 9/11 happened, but I am not sure if it was before or after the tragedy. My Dad got this book for Christmas and he read it, and passed it on to me since I have developed a strong interest in the Middle East. This book in itself is very short, but the pages are chock full of information that every American needs to know now that it has been proven that terrorist orginazations are capable of carrying out large scale attacks on American soil.
I have heard a few people complain that this book is Pro-Israeli. My response to these people is that OF COURSE it is Pro-Israeli, as Nentanyahu was the former PM of Israel and also served in the Israeli military. So anyway, if you are looking for something that is not biased, look somewhere else.
This book is easy to read, and it very well outlines the history of terrorism in the Middle East and what democracies have done to defeat it in the past, and what we must do to defeat it now. Mr. Netanyahu does a fine job of explaining everything, and he writes it in a manner that an average person can understand. The main question that concludes this book is will the United States step up and defeat the terrorists or will we do the foolish thing and go "back to normal." Right now it looks like to me we are taking the wrong path, and the United States MUST step up if we want to remain the dominant power. The book emphasizes the fact we must step up, but remains well rounded by addressing the question of violating civil liberties.
If you are a concerned American and want to learn about the terrorist threat but don't have a lot of time, this is your best bet.This book is good, short, and easy to understand.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Ruffini on October 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
This brisk volume by Benjamin Netanyahu is a useful guide to combatting terrorism, and although it doesn't mention Osama bin Laden's name, its lessons are relevant to the struggle of today.
Netanyahu compellingly shows why refusing to give in to terrorist demands is not just the least worst option -- it is really the only good option for fighting terrorism. During the 1985 TWA hijacking, our refusal to even consider terrorist demands led to the terrorists' backing down. Netanyahu says we sent a very different signal during the Iran-Contra affair, when our willingness to negotiate with terrorists spawned even more kidnappings.
Netanyahu also urges us not to underestimate the extent to which terrorism is centrally funded and organized. The West's failure to recognize that 1970s terrorism was NOT a series of disconnected plots by local dissidents, but was instead instigated by the Soviet Union set the battle against terrorism back years. We should not forget this today.
Those interested in the PLO-Israeli "peace process" should also read this book: its' account of the extent to which terrorism is condoned at the highest levels in the Palestinean leadership, and why Palestineans will never accept the existence of a Jewish state is quite sobering.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?