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Passive Reconciliation in the Context of the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

  • Rafi Nets-Zehngut
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Abstract

Protracted conflicts are a worldwide phenomenon (Coleman, 2000; Kriesberg, 2000) that inflict wide-scale and severe damage (physical, economic and psychological) on the parties involved (Coleman, 2000; Lira, 2001; Staub and Bar-Tal, 2003). A major psychological aspect of these conflicts is the formation of a psychological repertoire among the parties to a conflict, composed of three elements: a collective memory of the conflict, an ethos of the conflict and an emotional orientation toward the conflict – all of which are expressions of negative and antagonistic attitudes to the rival (Bar-Siman-Tov, 2004; Bar-Tal and Teichman, 2005). Protracted conflicts at times reach a resolution phase, whereby a peace agreement is signed by the parties. But research suggests that signing a peace agreement does not ensure peace and is often the starting point of reconciliation rather than its successful conclusion.

Keywords

West Niles Virus Conflict Resolution Economic Cooperation Regional Cooperation Peace Process 
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