The Threat of Radical Islam
Muslim extremists do not want a ‘two state solution’ to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but an Islamic state in the whole of pre-1948 Palestine. They believe that Israel is an alien state in the region, and seek its complete eradication. Supported by Iran, Syria and the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon, Palestinian Islamists continually carry out acts of terrorism against Israel to ensure that no peace process can get off the ground. To this end, they are willing to expose their own civilian populations to great suffering, which they then exploit for propaganda purposes.