The Israeli Peace Movement

This book discusses the predicament of the Israeli peace movement, which, paradoxically, following the launching of the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, experienced a prolonged, fatal decline in membership, ...

Author: Tamar S. Hermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139483445

Category: Political Science

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This book discusses the predicament of the Israeli peace movement, which, paradoxically, following the launching of the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, experienced a prolonged, fatal decline in membership, activity, political significance, and media visibility. After presenting the regional and national background to the launching of the peace process and a short history of Israeli peace activism, the book focuses on external and internal processes and interactions experienced by the peace movement, after some basic postulates of its agenda were actually, although never explicitly, embraced by the Rabin government. The book concludes that, despite its organizational decline and the zero credit given to it by the policy makers, in retrospect it appears that the movement contributed significantly to the integration of new ideas for possible solutions to the Middle East conflict in the Israeli mainstream political discourse.
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Doves Among Hawks

Doves Among Hawks charts the successes and failures of a beleaguered peace movement, from its formation after the Six-Day War to the current security-obsessed climate, where Israel's 'doves' seem to be fighting a lost and outdated battle.

Author: Samy Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190947903

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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What has become of Israel's peace movement? In the early 1980s, it was a major political force, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets; but since then, its importance has declined amid spiraling violence. Now, and especially since the second Intifada of 2000-5, the 'doves' of the Israel/Palestine conflict struggle to be heard over its 'hawks', and the days of mass mobilization are over. Doves Among Hawks charts the successes and failures of a beleaguered peace movement, from its formation after the Six-Day War to the current security-obsessed climate, where Israel's 'doves' seem to be fighting a lost and outdated battle. Samy Cohen's history of a peace process that once took on the Israeli settler movements exposes how that cause has been derailed and demoralized by suicide attacks. But the peace movement isn't dead--it has simply transformed. From human rights monitors to lobbies of the bereaved, Cohen reveals a multitude of smaller, grassroots organizations that have emerged with unexpected energy. These lawyers, doctors, army reservists, former diplomats and senior security personnel are the unsung heroes of his story.
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The Israeli Peace Movement

"This books deals with the predicament of the Israeli peace movement, which, paradoxically, following the launching of the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, experienced a prolonged, fatal decline in membership, ...

Author: Tamar Hermann

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ISBN: 051163191X

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

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"This books deals with the predicament of the Israeli peace movement, which, paradoxically, following the launching of the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, experienced a prolonged, fatal decline in membership, activity, political significance, and media visibility. After presenting the regional and national background to the launching of the peace process and a short history of Israeli peace activism, the book focuses on external and internal processes and interactions experienced by the peace movement, after some basic postulates of its agenda were actually, although never explicitly, embraced by the Rabin government. The analysis brings together insights from social movement theory and theories on public opinion and foreign and security policymaking. The book's conclusion is that, despite its organizational decline and the zero credit given to it by the policymakers, in retrospect it appears that the movement contributed significantly to the integration of new ideas for possible solutions to the Middle East conflict in the Israeli mainstream political discourse"--Provided by publisher.
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Bridging the Divide

Foreword?H. Siniora. Introduction?the Editors. Reflections. Palestinian-Israeli Peacebuilding: A Historical Perspective?E. Kaufman and W. Salem. Civil Society and NGOs Building Peace in Israel?T. Hermann.

Author: Edy Kaufman

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015066791438

Category: History

Page: 323

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?An incredibly courageous effort by Israeli and Palestinian peace scholars and practitioners to take a critical look at themselves and their activities, to expose and analyze their weaknesses, and to suggest ways to improve their efficacy and impact in the years ahead.??Naomi Chazan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem?Chronicling the valiant work of civil society in both camps in their quest toward reconciliation, this book helps us to fathom the uphill battle that the peace movement in Israel and Palestine has faced, and the hard work done in order to heal the wounds emanating from occupation and violence.??Hanna Siniora, Crossing BordersIn the midst of the continuing violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are many who remain committed to moving forward on the road to peace. The Palestinian and Israeli contributors to this book, recognizing the great potential of civil society and NGOs for the peacebuilding process, focus on realistic opportunities for conflict transformation. Drawing from the experiences of the post-Oslo period?seeking to learn from the mistakes that have been made?the authors concentrate on possibilities for just solutions that will enable both peoples to live in peace, safety, and prosperity. Their work is part of the Searching for Peace Series, a program of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention.Edy Kaufman is senior research associate at the Harry S Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Walid Salem is director of the Jerusalem Office of Panorama, the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development. Juliette Verhoeven is coordinator of the research unit at the European Centre for Conflict Prevention.Contents: Foreword?N. Chazan. Foreword?H. Siniora. Introduction?the Editors. Reflections. Palestinian-Israeli Peacebuilding: A Historical Perspective?E. Kaufman and W. Salem. Civil Society and NGOs Building Peace in Israel?T. Hermann. Civil Society and NGOs Building Peace in Palestine?M. Hassassian. Israeli-Palestinian Joint Activities: Problematic Endeavor, But Necessary Challenge?M. Dajani and G. Baskin. Israeli-Palestinian Second Track Diplomacy?M. Klein and R. Malki. Nonviolent Action in Israel and Palestine: A Growing Force?M. Abu-Nimer. Two Peoples, One Civil Society?S. Dichter and K. Abu-Asba. Looking Back, Looking Forward: Toward Transforming the Conflict?the Editors. Directory. 100 Organizations in Israel and Palestine.
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The Israeli Peace Movement

It was a heightened period of violence, with Palestinian suicide attacks in Israel towns and cities and further repressive measures by the Israeli authorities. 11 Tamar Hermann, The Israeli Peace Movement: A Shattered Dream (New York, ...

Author: Leonie Fleischmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838600983

Category: Political Science

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The Israeli peace movement has been in decline since the 2000s. In particular, the liberal Zionist groups, who call for peace for the sake of the security and continuity of Israel, have become paralysed and almost voiceless since the second Intifada. However, despite the stagnation around the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, this book argues that other important groups have emerged that present new ways to challenge the status quo. These are radical groups that act in solidarity with the Palestinians and human rights organisations and whose aim is to reveal the realities of the occupation and hold the government to account. Leonie Fleishmann argues that these groups have been, and remain, the agenda setters, pushing the more moderate groups to mobilise more quickly and encouraging them to take up more confrontational ideas. Using social movements theory, and based on 50 interviews and participant observation, this book sheds light on contemporary Israeli peace activism.
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Peace Movement in Israel 1967 87

Bearing these factors in mind, let us consider the development of the Israeli peace movement as a social movement." ROOTS AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Despite the seemingly spontaneous manner in which social movements form, ...

Author: David Hall-Cathala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349098996

Category: History

Page: 228

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20 years after the Six Day War, Israeli society remains deeply divided over the future of the occupied territories. This book analyzes the growth of the peace movement, examining the struggle of ordinary Israelis to end the occupation and stem the tides of racism and religious nationalism.
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The Israeli Palestinian Peace Movement

THE ISRAELIPALESTINIAN PEACE MOVEMENT Copyright©Donna J. Perry, 2011. All rightsreserved. First published in 2011 by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN® in the UnitedStates—a division of St.Martin's Press LLC, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

Author: D. Perry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230339743

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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This study shows the promise of Israeli-Palestinian peace from the perspective of former combatants who transform themselves, each other, and those around them through moral conviction and action that reclaims the dignity of both peoples.
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Gender and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The interdisciplinary scope of the book will make it valuable to scholars of political science, women's studies, conflict resolution, and Middle East Studies.

Author: Simona Sharoni

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002602290

Category: History

Page: 199

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The interdisciplinary scope of the book will make it valuable to scholars of political science, women's studies, conflict resolution, and Middle East Studies.
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Mobilizing for Peace

Furthermore, the Israeli decision makers refused to credit the movement for its past efforts and sometimes even publicly derided it, all in an apparently calculated effort to disassociate the peace process from the peace movement.

Author: Benjamin Gidron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198029106

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Mobilizing for Peace brings together the work of international experts to provide an in-depth study of thirty-three peace/conflict organizations in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine. The contributors show how the sociopolitical and cultural context of the conflict in each region has shaped the type of resolution organizations that have emerged and their conception of the conflict and its resolution. By promoting more humane images of the contestants and by offering alternative peaceful approaches to resolve the conflict, the organizations have successfully galvanized previously weak or non-existent pro-peace political forces to become important players in the political struggle for peace.
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