Issue a 'terrorism index' to get headlines. Horror! The US has a rating of 33! The FBI informs us that the overwhelming majority of 'terrorist' actions in the USA are conducted by animal rights and environmental groups. What about that Israeli statistic? The years since the second infitada have seen a great reduction in terrorist attacks in Israel, though one might inflate, if not exaggerate, the reality by including every rocket fired during Cast Lead, or which fell aimlessly in the desert. To list Israel as the 14th highest risk nation seems a bit absurd if not contrived.
Israeli ambassador to U.K.: Elements of left 'in denial' about 'disease' of anti-Semitism (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel ranked 14 on global terror index, considered at 'extreme risk'