Government Prof. Writes on Violence in Israel for Reuters

Ronnie Olesker, associate professor of government, wrote an editorial on the recent wave of violence in Israel, which was featured by Reuters news agency.

She argues that the recent violence is "personal" since many of the attacks on random victims have been carried out using knives, and because of the Israeli government's attempt to police Arab populations into submission.

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Olesker also wrote an article for +972 Magazine, a blog reporting on issues related to events in Israel and Palestine, on how social media can create the opportunity for a "mob mentality" to develop, which "enhanced anxiety, affirmation of hysteria, and mutual radicalization."

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