Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change: Arab-Jewish by Mohammed Abu-Nimer

By Mohammed Abu-Nimer

This can be the 1st research to introduce the topic of Arab-Jewish kin and encounters in Israel from either clash solution and academic views. via a severe exam of Arab and Jewish come across courses in Israel, the ebook studies clash answer and intergroup theories and tactics that are used in facing ethnic conflicts and gives a close presentation of intervention versions utilized through a number of come across courses to advertise discussion, schooling for peace, and democracy among Arabs and Jews in Israel.

The writer investigates how come upon designs and procedures can turn into a part of a regulate process utilized by the dominant governmental majority's institutes to take care of the established order and make stronger political taboos. additionally mentioned are the various clash perceptions held by means of Arabs and Jews, the connection among these perceptions, and either side' expectancies of the encounters. Abu-Nimer explores the influence of the political context (Intifada, Gulf warfare, and peace technique) at the intervention layout and technique of these come across teams, and encompasses a checklist of ideas and instructions to contemplate while designing and carrying out encounters among ethnic teams. He finds and explains why the Arab and Jewish come upon individuals and leaders have diversified standards in their encounter's luck and failure. The research is usually appropriate to discussion and coexistence courses and clash answer projects in different ethnically divided societies, reminiscent of South Africa, Northern eire, Bosnia, and Sri Lanka, the place the minority and majority have struggled to discover peaceable how you can coexist.

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Another response to the long list of critiques is made by Burton (1990a) and Rubenstein (1990) in their attempt to present the idea that basic human needs theory and its application in conflict resolution should be developed as a political system. They both argue that conflict resolution as a political system and as a movement can be effective in promoting structural change, though neither of them proposes ways or methods to consolidate the various conflict resolution methods into one political movement or political system.

Within this model there are two approaches. One focuses on the similarities in teaching the history and providing new information (Stephan, 1985; 1987; and Stephan 8c Stephan, 1984) to both groups. The second approach stresses differences and misperceptions as the basis of the conflict between the two groups. By legitimizing the differences, and not by ignoring them, the group can reach a better understanding and tolerance level (Triandis, 1975). 3. " According to Amir and Ben-Ari, this model assumes that treating the individual problems and conflicts produces positive reactions to the opponent group because the origins of negative reactions are in the individual's psychodynamic processes and not in the target group.

The law of return ensures the ultimate right of any Jew on this earth to immigrate to Israel. Such a right is granted to any person with a Jewish mother and to his or her children. The law of citizenship grants Israeli citizenship to any Jewish immigrant and to those who were present in Israel after 1952. The law of the land indicates that lands in Israel belong to the Keren Kiemit of Israel (a Jewish organization). These lands cannot be transferred or sold to nonjews. Thus, Israel is a national property of its Jewish citizens, and it cannot reflect any national aspiration of the Arab minority.

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