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Khaled Abu Aker
Khuloud Khayyat Dajani
Religion and the Conflict
Vol.20 No.4 & Vol.21 No.1, 2015
Table of Contents
by Ziad AbuZayyad
Letters to the Editors
The essence of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is not religion but how to coexist in peace in the same land.
by Patriarch Michel Sabbah
Political, economic, and educational and religious factors led to the rise of Jihadi Salafis who were infuriated by Hamas’s failure to create an Islamic state and enforce Sharia law.
by Adnan Abu Amer
Despite warnings from moderate Israeli and Palestinian religious and secular leaders, political leaders continue to perpetuate the conflict over the holy site.
by Moshe Ma’oz
In the fundamental teachings of Islam and the results of a survey of Palestinians can be found a model for peace that renounces violence and the unjustified killings of innocents.
by Mohammad Ibrahim Miqdad
The past two decades have seen a sharp rise in the powers of religious factions, with nationalism redefined along religious lines.
by Tal Harris
The Middle East is going through a decades-long phase of painful labor that may result in a modern Islamic democratic state that lives in harmony and peace with racial and ethnic minorities.
by Ziad AbuZayyad
To face our political, social, cultural and economic challenges, Palestinians of all religions must reaffirm the best of our past and present, celebrate our humanity and overcome the prejudices that come with narrow identities.
by Bernard Sabella
Mainstream religious Zionists could support a two-state solution under certain circumstances and help advance the peace process.
by Ofer Zalzberg
Israel as a state and culture considers itself to be the fulfillment of Judaism and has a strong impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Ahmad Ashkar
The tendency to frame the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as religious rather than national transforms the problem into one that is insolvable.
by Laura Wharton
Without clarifying the relationship between Islam and politics, we cannot achieve long-term stability in Muslim countries in the Middle East.
by Sherif Ali
A new model for inter-religious dialogue would include four elements — personal interaction, text-based learning, discussing core issues of the conflict, and taking action, separately and together.
by Ron Kronish
The emergence of political religion/Islam did not occur in a void; U.S. policies in the region helped pave the way.
by Azzam Abu-Saud
Religious Jews, including those inclined toward the political left, fear that the leftist- Zionist-secular agenda excludes them.
by Lea Klibanoff-Ron
Knowledge about Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Holy Qur’an, the Prophetic traditions and Islamic literature offers a narrative with clear political implications.
by Mustafa Abu Sway
Claims that criticism of Israel stems from anti-Semitism has a history in Israel, and can be cynically manipulated for political ends.
by Paul Scham
In Europe, the traditional churches (still) enjoy a privileged position vis-á-vis their cooperative relationship with the state.
by Anja Hennig
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem has thrived amid political turmoil through its strong ties with Muslim-majority nations and focusing on its purely spiritual mission.
by Anna Koulouris
How do we confront ISIS, which is taking advantage of political and social grievances of repressed populations?
by William Morris
by Rabbi Michael Melchior
Hillel Cohen, Ehud Bandel, Aviv Tatarsky, Eetta Prince-Gibson, Walid Salem, Azzam Abu Saud, Ziad AbuZayyad, Khaled Diab, Ingrid Ross. Moderator: Hillel Schenker
What does Morris’s shift from calling attention to Israel’s atrocities in the 1948 War in the 1980s to attacking Palestinian society in recent years reveal about the mood of contemporary Israeli society?
by Barry Shapiro
by Benjamin Pogrund
Can a German art student traveling to Israel maintain an objective, analytical distance from the conflict when discussing contemporary art by Palestinians and Israelis?
by Carla Baum
by Mahmoud Darwish
by Mahmoud Darwish