By Yitzhak Reiter
Over the final two decades, there was a transforming into knowing that conflicts in or over holy locations vary from different territorial conflicts. A holy website has a profound which means, related to human ideals, robust feelings, "sacred" values, and center identification self-perceptions; for this reason a dispute over such land differs from a "regular" dispute over land. with a view to unravel conflicts over holy websites, one has to be outfitted with an figuring out of the cultural, non secular, social, and political that means of the holy position to every of the contesting teams.
This booklet seeks to appreciate the numerous elements of disputes and the triggers for the outbreak of violence in and round holy websites. It analyses fourteen case reports of conflicts over holy websites in Palestine/Israel, together with significant holy websites resembling Al-Haram al-Sharif/the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and the Cave of the Patriarchs/Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, as well as disputes over extra minor websites. It then compares those conflicts to related instances from different areas and offers an research of powerful and useless clash mitigation and determination instruments used for facing such disputes. in addition, the booklet sheds gentle at the function of sacred websites in exacerbating neighborhood and local ethnic conflicts.
By offering an intensive and systematic research of the social, monetary, and political stipulations that gas conflicts over holy websites and the stipulations that create tolerance or clash, this publication could be a key source for college students and students of clash answer, political technology, and spiritual studies.
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