Date of Award

1-1-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Religious Studies

First Advisor

Nader Hashemi

Keywords

Globalization, Gush Emunim, Hamas, Identity, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Religio-Politics

Abstract

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a quagmire of interests working against one another. In this paper, I explore the specific role of religio-political groups in the conflict. I particularly examine the ideological political and religious foundations of Gush Emunim and Hamas, paying much attention to the question of why they are attractive to people in our current era. I argue that these groups are continuously effective in opposing the current quest for a peaceful resolution to the conflict, and that they continue to grow as the result of an identity crisis brought about by factors related to globalization and the failure of secular governments in the region. The two religio-political groups I explore pose a significant barrier to a peace agreement.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Catherine Ruth Orsborn

File size

67 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Religion, Political Science, International law

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