Victims of hostile acts in Israel and the United States: Comparable policy review

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Government policy toward victims of hostile acts in Israel is anchored in dedicated legislation and endeavor by voluntary organizations representing the victims and their families to address their complex needs. In the aftermath of 9/11, the United States federal government secured compensation for the victims and the families of those who died as part of legislation intended to also protect the airline companies from lawsuits. The article compares the policies geared toward victims of hostile acts in the United States and in Israel. Apart from analyzing the characteristics of the affected population, including post-trauma victims, this article also deals with the conceptual differences as well as the distinctive ways that this legislation is enforced in both countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-274
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010

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Current legislation settles the rights of victims of hostile acts. Property damages are handled and settled by the Ministry of Finance pursuant to the Property Tax and Compensation Fund Law. In addition to this coverage, private insurance offers a variety of insurance plans.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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