Israeli VIP Speaks on Terrorism

By By Jeremy Harmon and By Jeremy Harmon

By Jeremy Harmon

The Israeli Consul for Communications and Public Affairs to the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, Meirav Eilon Shahar speaks about terrorism at the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

In her speech, titled “The Geopolitics of Terrorism after Sept. 11,” Shahar addressed many of the concerns Israel?and the rest of the world?face in dealing with terrorism.

“We cannot forget the World Trade Center,” Shahar said. “But we also cannot forget the terrorist attacks in Israel.”

Shahar said more than 8,000 terrorist acts have been committed against Israel by Palestinians in the last 13 months. These attacks include suicide bombings, Molotov cocktails, assassinations and other shootings.

Shahar said she believes Israel has much to offer the United States in the war against terrorism, noting Israel has had to fight terrorism for decades, but because of the current political climate in the Middle East, Israel has had to remain uncharacteristically silent.

Shahar also said, “There is such a feeling of despair [because of terrorism] in Israel right now, and I’m sure in Palestine as well.”