Holy Wars, Holy Solutions ; Religion's Two-Edged Role in Palesitinian-Israeli Conflict
What's remarkable about the recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians are all the attacks in the name of religion - and against another religion.
Previous conflicts were focused more on Israel's security and Palestinian nationalism. In that kind of secular struggle, little empathy could be expected for the other side's suffering. The task of reaching a peace would be just a matter of dealmaking between selfish interests. That was the basis for the 1993 Oslo accords.
But over the past year, as the peace talks have finally reached the issue of who controls Jerusalem's holy sites, religious feelings have erupted in this cradle of three faiths. …
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Publication information: Article title: Holy Wars, Holy Solutions ; Religion's Two-Edged Role in Palesitinian-Israeli Conflict. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 16, 2000. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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