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Dr. Hillel Avihai

Dr. Hillel Avihaiholds a Ph.D.  degree in aviation terrorism in the discipline of Politics and international relations from the Anglia Ruskin (Polytechnic) University (UK), and has joined the    International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya (ICT) as a research member. Dr. Avihai specializes in the phenomenon of global aviation terrorism while investigating the sources and motives of this phenomenon, likewise, analyzing significant events and examining human and technological measures designed to confront the escalation of this phenomenon , as expressed on the events of September 11, the significant event that marked the passing from hijacking airplanes for the sake of negotiation (“rolling terror”) to using airplanes as a strategic emissary to crash them into designated targets (“immediate terror”).

Dr. Avihai is the owner of Skyjack website ( ).Skyjack deals in Aviation terrorism research in regards to the political, economic and security aspects of the global terrorism and their influences on global civil aviation, while at the same time acts as an academic stage for deepening and enriching knowledge about aviation terrorism worldwide.Skyjack provides quantitative and qualitative information about all aviation terrorist events since 1968 providing a source for academic research and historical documentation of aerial violence motivated by political ideology