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Will the Parties Conciliate or Refuse? The Triangle of Jews, Germans, and Palestinians

Dan Bar-On

in From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166439
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166439.003.0012
Will the Parties Conciliate or Refuse? The Triangle of Jews, Germans, and Palestinians

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Certain adjustments have to be made when dealing with long-term protracted conflicts since the notions of peaceful coexistence, forgiveness, and conciliation have to be considered in the context of cultural and historical human conditions, and in relating these with social-psychological processes. The chapter looks at forgiveness and conciliation from a psycho-dynamic point of view through citing how the Germans interacted with the Jewish people after the Holocaust, and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In line with the Judeo-Christian lamb-wolf prophecy, this chapter identifies the possible reasons for lambs not to conciliate with the wolves and the possible effects of cultural and religious gaps.

Keywords: peaceful coexistence; conciliation; forgiveness; psychodynamic perspective; Judeo-Christian prophecy; cultural gaps; religious gaps; Germans; Jewish people; Israel; Palestine

Chapter.  6304 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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