Israeli Lawmaker: Iran’s Fingerprints Are Everywhere

By Anat Berko

Dr. Anat Berko is a member of the Israeli Knesset. She was elected in 2015 as a member of the Likud party. She is also a criminologist and an expert in counterterrorism. Berko is the author of two books on terrorism: "The Path to Paradise: The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and their Dispatchers," and "The Smarter Bomb, Women and Children as Suicide Bombers."

Israel faces a vast array of terrorist threats from groups such as Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and ISIS in Syria and the Sinai, as well as from lone-wolf attackers. The Cipher Brief’s Bennett Seftel sat down with Dr. Anat Berko, counterterrorism expert and current member of the Israeli Knesset representing the Likud party, to discuss how Israel combats these threats as well as what lessons the international community can learn from Israel’s counterterrorism approach.

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