For decades the Israeli counterterrorism was dominated by the so called war-paradigm understanding war on terror just as a military war. But being permanently at war jeopardizes the legitimacy of democracy in the long run. Claudia Baumgart-Ochse looks in HSFK Report 10/2008 Israels Auseinandersetzung mit terroristischer Gewalt. Geschichte, Strategien und Herausforderungen (Israeli Counterterrorism. History, Strategies and Challenges) for alternatives.