By Mohammed Abu-Nimer

This can be the 1st learn to introduce the topic of Arab-Jewish family members and encounters in Israel from either clash solution and academic views. via a serious exam of Arab and Jewish come across courses in Israel, the ebook stories clash solution and intergroup theories and approaches that are used in facing ethnic conflicts and gives an in depth presentation of intervention versions utilized via a variety of come upon courses to advertise discussion, schooling for peace, and democracy among Arabs and Jews in Israel.

The writer investigates how come across designs and techniques can turn into a part of a keep an eye on method utilized by the dominant governmental majority's institutes to take care of the established order and strengthen political taboos. additionally mentioned are the several clash perceptions held through Arabs and Jews, the connection among these perceptions, and each side' expectancies of the encounters. Abu-Nimer explores the effect of the political context (Intifada, Gulf struggle, and peace approach) at the intervention layout and strategy of these come across teams, and includes a record of options and directions to contemplate while designing and carrying out encounters among ethnic teams. He unearths and explains why the Arab and Jewish come upon members and leaders have assorted standards in their encounter's good fortune and failure. The learn is usually acceptable to discussion and coexistence courses and clash solution tasks 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 one can coexist.

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H) A pleasant or rewarding contact. The unfavorable conditions are: (a) Intergroup competitive contact. (b) Unpleasant, involuntary, tension-laden contact. (c) Lowering prestige or status of one group as a result of the contact. (d) Frustrated group or individuals through the contact. (e) Moral or ethical standards in contact group that are objectionable to each other. (f) Majority members are higher in status or other characteristics than minority members. (1) Hewstone and Brown's (1986) intergroup model: Hewstone and Brown's comprehensive review suggests a new and expanded approach based on their fundamental distinction between interpersonal/intergroup interaction and similarities/differences as well as the components and processes of contacts.

Similar to the critique of contact approach, the communication approaches in conflict resolution: At best they cause the participants to sympathize with each other for a short period of time. At worst, they raise false hopes and endanger the participants who return to their communities with new-found and often deviant views. (Kelman 8c Warwick, 1973:10) In addition to these critiques, there is a particular set of theories that relates to the problem-solving intervention models, particularly to Burton's and Kelman's designs.

This resulted in a sudden shift in the status of this small Palestinian community from being members of an Arab majority to being a minority. There are 700,000 Arabs in Israel and they comprise 17 percent of the Israeli population. 1 Since 1948, the Arab-Jewish conflict in Israel has been predicated on three main factors: 1. The establishment of the State of Israel on Arab lands, followed by Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, and the absence of a political framework of self-determination for Palestinians in general.

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