Date of Award
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Religious Studies
Globalization, Gush emunim, Hamas, Identity, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Religion, Politics
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.
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Catherine Ruth Orsborn
Received from ProQuest
Orsborn, Catherine Ruth, "Religio-Political Groups and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 896.
Religion, Political Science, International law