Circling the Behavior of Terrorist Supporters: A Comparative Study of the US and Israel

Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Closed Access

Degree Name

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)


Duke University School of Law


This thesis examines the criminal liability of supporters of terrorism in the United States and Israel, examining the current situation, analyzing the problematic issues, and suggesting possible solutions. This thesis argues that supporters should not be seen as one uniform group but rather their culpability should be analyzed according to their specific actions and state of mind. Such a distinction between supporters would ease the burden on investigators, prosecutors, the judicial system and potential suspects. It will also ensure proper due process for supporters while effectively curtailing the risk of additional terrorist attacks.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Criminal liability, Terrorism--Finance, United States, Israel