MembersIs Israel Really Such a Dangerous Place?

Israel is often portrayed as one of the places on earth most plagued by terrorist violence.

By Yossi Aloni |
Photo: Gili Yaari / Flash 90

Sadly, this characterization causes a great many people who would otherwise visit or immigrate to instead avoid the Jewish state. But, is Israel really such a dangerous place?

According to the Global Terrorism Index 2018 Report put together by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the answer is no, Israel’s not half so dangerous as some other countries that we typically regard as “safe.”

The Global Terrorism Index ranks nations by the rate of terrorist violence and its impact on the local economy. In the latest survey, Israel was ranked 41, an improvement (drop in ranking) of five places over the previous year. Still, any amount of terrorism has an impact, and the study suggested that Israel’s GDP would be...

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