are at high risk of exposure to violence and exploitation.
The Israeli/Palestinianconflict is one of the most divisive and politicised conflicts in the world. It is a conflict that has generated the highest number of vetoes in the Security Council and is commonly perceived as too
are at high risk of exposure to violence and exploitation. 4 The Israeli/Palestinianconflict is one of the most divisive and politicised conflicts in the world. It is a conflict that has generated the highest number of vetoes in the Security Council and is commonly perceived as too contentious for
Since the 1970s, Israeli theatre has presented performances dealing with the Israel-Palestinianconflict, which have often been quite controversial among practitioners, critics, politicians and spectators. Some of these performances have been very provocative from the point of view of the Israeli
Israeli-Palestinianconflict within one year. However, the direct negotiations reached a dead end very quickly. The second effort in 2013–2014, which produced longer direct negotiations between the parties, was mediated by us Secretary of State John Kerry, who was determined to succeed where his
initial hope was to resolve the Israeli-Palestinianconflict within one year. However, the direct negotiations reached a dead end very quickly. The second effort in 2013–2014, which produced longer direct negotiations between the parties, was mediated by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 22: The United States, North Africa, and the Middle East since 1961 | Middle Eastern Issues authorTessler, MarkimprintBloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.annotationIn this detailed and balanced overview of the Israeli-Palestinianconflict from the first
Entangled (2007), a film by Amir Har-Gil, documents the personal stories of six individuals whose lives are interwoven in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. All six are moderate, ordinary people that are drawn into the conflict despite their peaceful attitudes. In contradiction to the film’s aim to document a specific moment, it became apparent that the personal stories are integrates also in the history of the conflict. Therefore, the stories appeared as a part of diachronic and synchronic occurrences. The chapter analyses the documentary through three theoretical perspectives: culture and memory, nationalism, and cinematic documentation. We argue that participants in the conflict, as liberal as they may be, are captured in negative stigmas which have been told to generations of local civilians. Hence, the common victim-oppressor interpretation is reinforced by a mental lock in an historic framework, which is perpetually reproduced. Moreover, the protagonists show higher affiliation with their nationality, rather than identification with the wish for peace. Consequently, we argue that the national collective memory role is more significant than the yearning for peace. Nevertheless, some of the participants in the film exposed high identification with the other party, be it the oppressor or the oppressed. In this sense, they revealed that a dialog of sorts exists even at times of political stand still
The relationship between present-day antisemitism in Europe and the Israeli-Palestinianconflict is a complex and multifaceted issue. It is not my aim to analyze this subject in all its dimensions, nor will I address all the difficult and disputed questions regarding where and when criticism of
between the rival groups from binary, complementary, mutually negating relations to relations that transcend the position of the two; beyond the victim-victimizer interlock, towards mutual recognition. The prolonged and violent Israeli–Palestinianconflict has been going on for more than 60 years between
Vengeance has acquired its undeniable place in philosophy, fiction, history and religious studies. In the past, revenge has always been the ultimate means to subdue injustice in various cultures. Duels and vendettas were popular all over Europe. Today, however, revenge is viewed by western societies as a primordial response. Nonetheless, as this research reveals, the West, as well as the East, continues to use retaliation as a means of justice restoration. However, revenge issues have not extensively been examined in a comprehensive manner in conflict research, despite their outstanding relevance to this field. The present study, therefore, goes some way towards addressing this lacuna. The chapter addresses the questions of why revenge is so common in conflicts, especially in the Middle East, and why it is difficult to stop it once it starts. Awareness of revenge and detection of its influence on conflict dynamics is a crucial step that needs to be taken before returning embattled parties to the path of peace. Furthermore, this research examines the roots of vengeance. It reviews the cultural sources of revenge and demonstrates that vengeance has a unique place in world history. In fact, revenge is ingrained in cultures and it influences the life of religious, as well as secular communities. In addition, the research discusses various types of revenge—blood revenge, collective and individual revenge—that influence people’s code of behaviour and social norms. It also sheds light on diverse functions of vengeance and the context in which they are formed. Finally, this essay evaluates the connection between revenge and the protracted nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, underscoring the role of vengeance in both Israeli and Palestinian societies.