Palestinian Traditional Peacemaking Process
Author: Elias Jabbour
Publisher: N.A
Category: Reconciliation
Page: 127
View: 2937


Author: Malka Marom
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770903429
Category: Fiction
Page: 566
View: 5056
Sulha tells the story of Leora, who, twenty years after her husband was killed in the Sinai War, is empowered by law to decide whether or not to allow her only son to serve high-risk duty as his father did. As Abraham was so severely tested, so is Leora with her son's fate in her hands. Charged with this burden, Leora leaves her uneasy exile in Toronto and ventures to Sinai and encounters a Bedouin clan, which offers her a glimpse of the other: the mysterious Arab world that so fascinated her as a child, the enemy that her son might face. But are these people really the enemy?

Peacemaking and Transformative Mediation

Sulha Practices in Palestine and the Middle East
Author: Erin Dyer Saxon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331960306X
Category: Political Science
Page: 157
View: 2914
This book evaluates the potential for the transformative mediation framework to be adopted in a non-western context. Inspired by the premise that mediator ideology exists and has deep impact on process, Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger articulated the transformative mediation model which itself evolved from a culture of individualism and problem-solving. This theory of conflict transformation has engaged scholars and practitioners across North America, Europe and Australia. The question remains: is the Transformative Mediation Framework relevant outside of the “West”? Through qualitative interviewing with Palestinian practitioners of the traditional conflict resolution process sulha and in-depth research analysis, this study outlines what distinguishes the ideologies and practices of transformative mediation and Palestinian sulha.

Gewaltfreiheit, Politik und Toleranz im Islam

Author: Jörgen Klußmann,Muhammad Sameer Murtaza,Holger-C. Rohne,Yahya Wardak
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658104872
Category: Philosophy
Page: 136
View: 8709
Der Islam gilt seit dem 11. September 2001 vielfach als eine gewalttätige Religion. Das fordert dazu heraus, sich mit dem kulturellen und religiösen Erbe des Islam gründlicher zu befassen. Die Autoren beschreiben eine im Westen weitgehend unbekannte Seite des Islam, die sich durch den Glauben, das Recht und den frühen Fortschrittsglauben der muslimischen Gelehrten entfalten konnte. Trotz des Niederganges der islamischen Rechtsprechung, der schari'a, und der Verhärtung des Glaubens hat sich die traditionelle Toleranz des Islam anderen Religionen gegenüber, erhalten. Moderne islamische Theologen treten für Gewaltlosigkeit ein.

Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Understanding Sulha
Author: Doron Pely
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317289366
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
View: 7318
Inter- and intra-clan conflicts in Northern Israel pit hundreds against each other in revenge cycles that take years to resolve and impact the entire community. The Sulha is a Shari’a-based traditional conflict resolution process that works independently of formal legal systems and is widely practiced to manage such conflicts in the north of Israel, as well as throughout the Muslim and Arab worlds. The Sulha process works by effecting a gradual attitudinal transformation, from a desire for revenge to a willingness to forgive, through restoration of the victim’s clan sense of honour. Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution examines the process of Sulha, as practiced by the Arab population of northern Israel, where it plays a central role in the maintenance of peace among Muslims, Christians, and Druze alike. It presents detailed analysis of every stage of this at times protracted process. It uses interviews with victims, perpetrators, Sulha practitioners, community leaders and lawyers, along with statistical analysis to examine how Sulha affects people’s lives, how various sectors of society impact the practice, and how it coexists with Israel’s formal legal system. Furthermore, it examines how Sulha compares to Western dispute resolution processes. This book offers the first comprehensive exploration of the entire Sulha process, and is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Middle East studies, Islamic studies and conflict resolution.


Author: Malka Marom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548251431
Page: 624
View: 7046

Am Kreuz der Erde

Ein Reisejournal aus dem Heiligen Land
Author: Ilse Wellershoff-Schuur
Publisher: Verlag Urachhaus
ISBN: 3825161439
Category: Travel
Page: 319
View: 9149
Seit Jahren leitet Ilse Wellershoff-Schiur Reisen nach Israel. Die Begegnung mit christlichen, jüdischen und muslimischen Geistlichen steht dabei ebenso auf dem Plan wie der Kibbuz-Besuch. Ihr lebendiges Reisetagebuch ist eine hervorragende Einführung für eine Reise ins Heilige Land und eine spannende Lektüre für alle, die sich für ein friedlichesvZusammenleben der Religionen interessieren.

Building a Palestinian State

The Incomplete Revolution
Author: Glenn E. Robinson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253210821
Category: History
Page: 228
View: 1016
In this well-informed and accessibly written book, Glenn E. Robinson traces the emergence of a new political elite in the West Bank and Gaza in the 1980s and the grassroots political and social revolution that it launched during the Intifada. Local self-help organizations forged in this period - student groups, labor unions, women's committees, agricultural and medical-relief associations, and other voluntary works organizations - took power away from traditional landowners and began building popular institutions which organized Palestinian society and which Israel found impossible to eliminate. After the Intifada, however, power in the polity was captured by an outside political force: Yasir Arafat and the PLO. Robinson focuses on the resulting disjunction between the grassroots popular authority of the new institutions, the centralizing, authoritarian tendencies of the PLO, and the diminishing prospects for building a stable Palestinian state.

Afrikanische Renaissance und traditionelle Konfliktlösung

das Beispiel der Duala in Kamerun
Author: Ann Kathrin Helfrich
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825883522
Category: Conflict management
Page: 159
View: 8778

Sharaf Politics

Honor and Peacemaking in Israeli-Palestinian Society
Author: Sharon D. Lang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135478082
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 653
This book examines the Arabic conflict resolution method known as "sulha." In this process, notable male elders mediate conflicts between and within Arab communities. A lengthy process of political jockeying culminates in a ceremony that peaks when "enemies" shake hands and publicly forgive the crimes of the other. The reality of actual sulha deviates considerably from the ideal, but both the official framework and the actual events point to a deep seated valorization of peace and reconciliation in Israeli-Palestinian society.

Not Just a Soccer Game

Colonialism and Conflict Among Palestinians in Israel
Author: Magid Shihade
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651112
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
View: 2934
On April 11, 1981, two neighboring Palestinian Arab towns competed in a soccer match. Kafr Yassif had a predominantly Christian population, and Julis was a predominantly Druze town. When a fight broke out between fans, the violence quickly escalated, leaving a teenager from each town dead. In the days that followed the game, a group from Julis retaliated with attacks on the residents of Kafr Yassif. Shihade experienced that soccer match and the ensuing violence firsthand, leaving him plagued by questions about why the Israeli authorities did not do more to stop the violence and what led to the conflict between these two neighboring Arab towns. Drawing on interviews, council archives, and media reports, Shihade explores the incident and subsequent attack on Kafr Yassif in the context of prevailing theories of ethnic and communal conflict. He also discusses the policies of the Israeli state toward its Arab citizens. Countering Orientalist emphases on Arab and Islamic cultures as inherently unruly and sectarian, Shihade challenges existing theories of communal violence, highlighting the significance of colonialism’s legacy, modernity, and state structures. In addition, he breaks new ground by documenting and analyzing the use of a traditional Arab conflict resolution method, sulha, which has received little sustained attention from scholars in the West.

Restorative Justice & Responsive Regulation

Author: John Braithwaite
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195158393
Category: Law
Page: 314
View: 1399
Braithwaite's argument against punitive justice systems and for restorative justice systems establishes that there are good theoretical and empirical grounds for anticipating that well designed restorative justice processes will restore victims, offenders, and communities better than existing criminal justice practices. Counterintuitively, he also shows that a restorative justice system may deter, incapacitate, and rehabilitate more effectively than a punitive system. This is particularly true when the restorative justice system is embedded in a responsive regulatory framework that opts for deterrence only after restoration repeatedly fails, and incapacitation only after escalated deterrence fails. Braithwaite's empirical research demonstrates that active deterrence under the dynamic regulatory pyramid that is a hallmark of the restorative justice system he supports, is far more effective than the passive deterrence that is notable in the stricter "sentencing grid" of current criminal justice systems.

Conflicts and conflict resolution in Middle Eastern societies--between tradition and modernity

Author: Hans-Jörg Albrecht
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 658
View: 5947

Islamic Law and Society

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Islamic law
Page: N.A
View: 3160

Journal of Palestine Studies

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Jewish-Arab relations
Page: N.A
View: 2235

Standing on an Isthmus

Islamic Narratives on War and Peace in Palestinian Territories
Author: Ayse S. Kadayifci
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780739111116
Category: Political Science
Page: 329
View: 6580
Standing on an Isthmus explores the role of religion, particularly Islam, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a factor both motivating the conflict and as a potential resource for its resolution. It examines how religious beliefs, commitments, and traditions shape and influence concrete social action such as promoting either violent or peaceful behavior and focuses on the legitimation process of religious narratives. More specifically it looks at different Islamic interpretations of war and peace within the Islamic tradition and investigates why an extremist interpretation is becoming more accepted among Palestinians as a response to the conflict. Standing on an Isthmus has become particularly important in the post-September 11 era, when the relationship between violence and religion in general, and Islam in particular, became a central concern for scholars and politicians. Other horrific acts, such as the 2002 Bali bombings, and 2004 Beslan School Siege have also significantly contributed to the image of Islam as a violent religion. Standing on an Isthmus examines the internal dialogue that rages among Islamic scholars for the "correct" interpretation of Islam, sheds light on why Islamic extremism has come to be accepted as a strategic tool among some Islamic groups, and investigates the role of social institutions and civil society networks, utilized by different groups, in the process of legitimizing their interpretation. Consequently, it addresses a series of new topics for conflict resolution studies, including religious and pragmatic motivations of behavior; struggle between moral values, multi-faith dialogue, and pluralism as conflict resolution strategies; and the socio-political impact of leadership, legitimation, and the role of interpretation of sacred texts during conflicts, among others. Moreover it seeks to answer the questions: how can we utilize religion, in this case Islam, as a resource for peacemaking, and what is the best strategy to empower those groups and indi