The impact of internal politics on Israel's reprisal policy during the 1950s

@article{Kuperman2001TheIO,
  title={The impact of internal politics on Israel's reprisal policy during the 1950s},
  author={Ranan D. Kuperman},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={24},
  pages={1 - 28}
}
Israel's policy of military reprisals has never seemed to follow any consistent pattern of tit‐for‐tat. On the one hand, not every violent incident was answered with a counterattack. On the other hand, when Israel responded, frequently it employed an excessive amount of force, which was disproportional to the Arab provocation. This behavior has not been the consequence of a premeditated and rational strategy. Instead, it appears to have been the result of a political dispute between alternative… Expand
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