Researcher, Head of the Global Far-right Extremism Desk & Internal Relations Manager at ICT.
Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler is a Researcher, Head of the Global Far-right Extremism Desk & Internal Relations Manager at ICT.
She holds a Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University, Political Science Department. Her research deals with democratic states facing terror or guerilla activities with a focus on Israel, United-States and Sri-Lanka. The research provided democratic states fighting these kind of organizations with an operative instrument that defines realistic requirements to help the state maintain its military effectiveness while increasing the legitimacy of its actions in the eyes of the international community both during and after combat.
Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler was awarded a prize for her unique research in the field of terrorism, on behalf of Inbar Fund and the Intelligence Heritage Canter.
She holds an M.A. from Tel-Aviv University, Security Studies department. Her Thesis deals with the subject of morality of targeted killing in the state of Israel. Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler was awarded the Fox International Scholarship (2011-2012), on behalf of Yale University USA, the MacMilan Center for International and Area studies, for research that intends to offer practical solutions to problems which stand in the way of the world`s peace and prosperity.
During 2012-2013, and while being a doctoral candidate, she held a visiting Assistant in Research position at the Sociology Department at Yale. She has published articles and op-eds in various newspapers and journals and has lectured in front of diverse audiences. Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler specializes in issues of Military Ethics, Far-right extremism, Radicalization process, Low Intensity War, Targeted Killing, Just War Theory, Terrorism and Guerilla Warfare.
Article by: Dr. Liram Koblenzt-Stenzler, and Alexander Pack
Far-right actors view this as an opportunity to increase their influence and radicalize individuals. In the past, such radicalization efforts resulted in individual-initiative (“lone wolf”) attacks, such as in Christchurch, New Zealand. Similarly, the attack on the “Tree of Life” Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was perpetrated by an individual-initiative actor radicalized by white supremacists online. Additionally, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) noted that from 2015-2020, there was a 320% increase globally in the number of attacks from members of the far-right.
Kite terrorism and incendiary balloons are an issue that has preoccupied Israeli citizens and decision-makers for several months now.