Ariel Merari

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Person.png Ariel MerariRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(academic, “terror expert”)
Alma materHebrew University in Jerusalem, University of California
Interests • “terrorism”
• suicide bombers

Dr. Ariel Merari is a retired "terrorism expert".


Merari received a B.A. degree in psychology and economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.


He worked at the Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, chairing it from 1982-1985.[1]

He "established Israel’s Hostage Negotiations and Crisis Management Unit and commanded it for more than 20 years. In recent years he has headed a large study of suicide terrorism.[1]


Merari stated in 2010 that "national humiliation" was an important motivation for "suicide bombers".[2]


Merari published Driven to Death: Psychological and Social Aspects of Suicide Terrorism


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Ariel Merari, extract from The "Terrorism" Industrybook extract1990Edward S. Herman
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