Israel/ 6.2 Research Report | November 2022

Authors: Sophia Solomon and Kobi Gal – Ben Gurion University of the Negev

This report presents the results of an experimental process focused on some uses of AI technologies within deradicalisation projects in Israeli society. This study was conducted with institutions (government and non-government) centred on assisting people (“backlash populations”) who are suffering from, witnessing and reporting about radicalisation. We examine how state and civic institutions use digital tools (if any) in their work with certain communities and the general public, focusing on the centrality of the connective link between online and offline radicalisation. Attempts to break this link bring different deradicalisation approaches to the surface.