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Raphael Israeli

In the subsequent viewpoint, Raphael Israeli argues that the doctrine of jihad—the Islamic belief that Muslims should use force to expand and defend their religion—inspires the terrorist acts of radical Islamic groups. According to Israeli, the philosophy of jihad encourages Muslims to view non- Muslims as enemies who need to be conquered and motivates terrorist fanatics to sacrifice their lives for the cause of Islam. Israeli is a professor of Islamic and Chinese Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of several books about Middle Eastern affairs, including Muslim Fundamentalism in Israel and Fundamentalist Islam and Israel.

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