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Is Issa Amro The Palestinian Gandhi?, Micah Danney Dec 2017

Is Issa Amro The Palestinian Gandhi?, Micah Danney

Capstones

Issa Amro is a Palestinian activist who practices nonviolent resistance to Israeli occupation. His work has risen him to international prominence, and drawn the ire of the authorities he criticizes. He preaches peaceful action but stands accused of incitement and troublemaking.

https://micahcdanney.atavist.com/is-issa-amro-the-palestinian-gandhi


Too Much Democracy?: Trends In American Public Opinion Of Israel, Alexander Thomas May 2017

Too Much Democracy?: Trends In American Public Opinion Of Israel, Alexander Thomas

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

This paper analyzes the factors that influence the American electorate’s support of Israel using data gleaned from the 2016 American National Election Study. Americans have formally recognized the state of Israel since 1948, starting 11 minutes after it declared its independence. Since then, American foreign policy has consistently endeavored to create and maintain a strong Israeli state in the Middle East. However, there is general agreement among foreign policy experts that such one-sided support for Israel has been both economically as well as strategically costly. According to experts, such support has at times contradicted the broader foreign policy goals ...


Rise Of Non-State Actors In Middle East: Regional Dimensions, Shams Uz Zaman Mr. Apr 2015

Rise Of Non-State Actors In Middle East: Regional Dimensions, Shams Uz Zaman Mr.

Mr. Shams uz Zaman

The situation in the Middle East has become extremely precarious due to issues which can be traced back to the colonial era. Imprudently drawn state borders, unsettled disputes like Palestine and ethno-religious schisms accentuate the inter-state and intra-state rivalries which have spun out of control due to foreign interventions. Extremist radical Islam acquired new dimensions after 9/11 which consequently painted the 2003 Iraq war in ideological colours. A new trend of radicalization is visible across the region from Lebanon to Pakistan, which has resulted in the emergence of non-state actors. The raging conflict in and across the Middle East ...


Book Review: The Arab Spring, Democracy And Security: Domestic And International Ramifications, Efraim Inbar (Ed), Zenonas Tziarras Oct 2013

Book Review: The Arab Spring, Democracy And Security: Domestic And International Ramifications, Efraim Inbar (Ed), Zenonas Tziarras

Zenonas Tziarras

To oer analysis on an on going political event is always a challenging task. Yet, the “Arab Spring” has given rise to many questions about the past, the present and the future of the Arab world and the Middle East more generally. The Arab Spring, Democracy and Security:Domesc and International Ramifications addresses some of these questions. The chapters of this edited volume have been written by selected Israeli scholars focusing on “issues such as democratization, the role of economic factors in political change and explanations for variations in regime stability in the Middle East.” The relationship between ...


Peace Makers Or Draft Dodgers: Haredi Resistance To Israeli Military Conscription, Jay M. Politzer Jan 2010

Peace Makers Or Draft Dodgers: Haredi Resistance To Israeli Military Conscription, Jay M. Politzer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The haredim in Israel are an ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious group who uphold the most conservative of Jewish laws. Instead of serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as all other Israelis do, the haredim are exempted from the IDF's policy of universal conscription. This thesis proposes three hypotheses to determine why Israel's haredim do not serve in the IDF. First, the haredim do not serve in the IDF because they do not want to; second, the haredim do not serve because they hold pacifistic political opinions; and third, the haredim do not serve because Jewish religious tradition forbids ...


Trends. The United States, Israel, And Parallelism In Counterterrorist Response, Ibpp Editor Sep 2003

Trends. The United States, Israel, And Parallelism In Counterterrorist Response, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses and evaluates United States reactions to terrorist attacks, and US support for Israel in a political psychological context.


Overcoming Political Strife: A Case Study Based On Training Jewish And Arab Educational Counselors, Ibpp Editor Aug 2003

Overcoming Political Strife: A Case Study Based On Training Jewish And Arab Educational Counselors, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

About the author. This article was submitted by Dr. Daniela Kramer, counseling psychologist and a senior lecturer at the Oranim School of Education of the Kibbutz Movement in Israel. Dr. Kramer heads the masters’ program in educational counseling as well as the clinical section of the animal-aided therapy program. She is also an experienced family therapist and group facilitator.

The author discusses the 'us' vs. 'them' phenomena, and the training of the Jewish and Arab educational counselors


Trends. Facts And Conclusions In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor May 2002

Trends. Facts And Conclusions In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and a United Nations report involving the Jenin refugee camp.


Trends. The Error Of The Fundamental Attribution Error: The Character Assassinations Of Sharon And Arafat, Ibpp Editor Apr 2002

Trends. The Error Of The Fundamental Attribution Error: The Character Assassinations Of Sharon And Arafat, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the propagandistic language surrounding Ariel Sharon and Yasir Arafat in the context of Middle Eastern politics of Israel and Palestine.


The Subjugating Discourse In The Mideast: A Commentary On Cordesman, Ibpp Editor Mar 2002

The Subjugating Discourse In The Mideast: A Commentary On Cordesman, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a commentary on a recently published approach to a US-led process for peace between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority.


Psychological Profiles And The Intifada: Commentary On Sarhan And Al Khatib, Ibpp Editor Aug 2001

Psychological Profiles And The Intifada: Commentary On Sarhan And Al Khatib, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article critiques a psychological profile that was developed to help explain the ongoing Palestinian Intifada and that was written by two physicians working at a Jordanian psychiatric hospital.


Making Life And Taking Life: The Psychology Of Assassination In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor Aug 2001

Making Life And Taking Life: The Psychology Of Assassination In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the variants of assassination through linguistic analysis of political conflict within and between Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and a global context of nation-states and non-state political actors.


Trends. Meanings And Words: Communication Catalysis And Reactivity In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor Jul 2001

Trends. Meanings And Words: Communication Catalysis And Reactivity In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the nature of public discourse and fact construction in the context of the conflict between the state of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority.


Trends. The Psychology Of The Only Realistic Alternative: A Problem In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor Apr 2001

Trends. The Psychology Of The Only Realistic Alternative: A Problem In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the conflict between the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and the State of Israel.


An Open Letter To Prime Minister Sharon, Ibpp Editor Apr 2001

An Open Letter To Prime Minister Sharon, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The following article (with very minor editing by IBPP) was written by Dai Williams, a psychologist who works in the United Kingdom. It was written on March 19, 2001 but still retains much of political psychological import given events in the Mideast. The author may be reached at eosuk@btinternet.com or through http://www.eoslifework.co.uk.


Agent Provocateurs In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor Dec 2000

Agent Provocateurs In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes examples of agent provocateurs in the context of conflict between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA.)


Trends. Honest Broker As Broken Concept: A Middle East Example, Ibpp Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Honest Broker As Broken Concept: A Middle East Example, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the psychological and practical difficulties of being an honest broker of peace between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority.


A Double Bind On Double Binds: Israel And The Palestinian National Authority, Ibpp Editor Oct 2000

A Double Bind On Double Binds: Israel And The Palestinian National Authority, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a number of double binds within double binds confronting Israeli governmental decision makers concerning political violence perpetrated by representatives, supporters, and exploiters of the Palestinian National Authority in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Israel itself.


Ibpp Research Associates: Israel, Ibpp Editor Aug 2000

Ibpp Research Associates: Israel, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The is article is an interview with Dr. Nadav Morag, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 69978, Fax: +972-3-6409515. The interview was carried out by IBPP research associate Gil Grein, and it focused on United States Vice Presidential Candidate Joseph Lieberman's religious affiliation with Orthodox Judaism.


A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor Aug 2000

A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article advocates for an ahistoricism in conflict resolution between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).


Trends. Totem And Taboo: The Real Meaning Of Camp David Ii, Ibpp Editor Jul 2000

Trends. Totem And Taboo: The Real Meaning Of Camp David Ii, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses peace negotiations at Camp David between Israel, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), and the United States, and taboos hindering any successful resolution as long as they remain hidden.


Terrorism In The 21st Century: Are There Lessons To Be Learned From The Israeli Withdrawal From Southern Lebanon?, Ibpp Editor Jun 2000

Terrorism In The 21st Century: Are There Lessons To Be Learned From The Israeli Withdrawal From Southern Lebanon?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes the recent Israeli military withdrawal from southern Lebanon in the context of the efficacy of terrorism in the 21st century.


Ibpp Research Associates: Israel/Lebanon, Ibpp Editor May 2000

Ibpp Research Associates: Israel/Lebanon, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is an interview wherein the participants discuss the ramifications of pulling Israeli troops out of southern Lebanon. Conflict participants include: Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Southern Lebanese Army (SLA), Hezbollah, and United Nations forces.


Trends. Can One Be Against The Withdrawal Of An Occupying Force? The Case Of Israel And Editor: Southern Lebanon, Ibpp Editor May 2000

Trends. Can One Be Against The Withdrawal Of An Occupying Force? The Case Of Israel And Editor: Southern Lebanon, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the potential political and military ramifications of Israel withdrawing its occupying forces from Southern Lebanon.


Trends. Syria, Lebanon, And Israel: Is There A Psychological Difference Between The Abusive And The Abused?, Ibpp Editor Mar 2000

Trends. Syria, Lebanon, And Israel: Is There A Psychological Difference Between The Abusive And The Abused?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the psychological difference between abusers and the abused in the context of relations between Israel and Syria as well as Indonesia and East Timor. The concept of control is also discussed.


Trends. Civilians And Meanings Of Collateral Damage: Hezbollah And Israel, Ibpp Editor Feb 2000

Trends. Civilians And Meanings Of Collateral Damage: Hezbollah And Israel, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses Israeli government attacks on Lebanon, which wounded Lebanese civilians and destroyed materiel infrastructure. The idea of collateral damage is the article's focus.


When Peacekeeping Is Not Peacemaking: Syrian-Israeli Negotiations At Shepherdstown, Ibpp Editor Jan 2000

When Peacekeeping Is Not Peacemaking: Syrian-Israeli Negotiations At Shepherdstown, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article contrasts peacekeeping and peacemaking not only as distinct denotations but also as functional antitheses.


Trends. Syria, Israel, And The Power Of Money, Ibpp Editor Jan 2000

Trends. Syria, Israel, And The Power Of Money, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article the political psychology and role of aid in the Middle East, focusing on the conflict between Israel and Syria.


Trends. Palestinian Mothers And The Death Of Terrorism, Ibpp Editor Dec 1998

Trends. Palestinian Mothers And The Death Of Terrorism, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the notion that there are no innocent victims as a component of terrorism.