In the wars waged against Israel, the Arab states lost. With terror they
have succeeded in subjugating Israel, cheaply from the standpoint of
casualties and money. Terror has changed from a nuisance to an existential
danger. Along with this, biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons have
brought a great increase in the destructive power that can be stashed in a
regular-size suitcase. As an example of what a suitcase containing
ordinary explosives can cause, consider the 300 fatalities in the
buildings blown up by Chechen rebels in Moscow.
The following are several necessary
1. Cancellation of the law that forbids
reactions by civilians, and by soldiers as well, to the throwing of stones
and stealing of cars and other property. The complete ignoring of these
lawbreakers gives the message that the Jew is a victim who can be attacked
without fear of retaliation.
2. Those who dispatch terrorists must no
longer be permitted to hide behind anonymity. Those responsible must be
exposed and punished with full severity, and apprised beforehand that this
will be their fate.
3. Terror is a collective punishment – the
response must also include collective punishment.
4. Allocation of large sums for the
development of counterterror weaponry.
5. Development of means of coping with
nonconventional warfare, while providing suitable explanations to the