Security threats in the Middle East1 have the tendency to spread far beyond the borders of the conflicts that generate them. Even before the growing interconnectedness of globalization, the conflict in the Holy Land provoked passionate and at times violent reactions far beyond the communities directly affected by it. It managed to excite and radicalize people who can claim hardly any connection to the region. The region's oil with its growing importance for the world economy, as well as large diaspora communities from the Middle East (especially in Europe), provide a link between regional and global insecurity.