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Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East

Marc Gopin


In 1993, when Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin sealed the Oslo peace agreement, it was heralded as the beginning of a new era in the Middle East peace process. Instead, violence on both sides has continued to plague the region. The brutal facts on the ground have called into question the style of diplomacy that saw its greatest triumph with the Oslo Accords. This book asserts that the failure of the peace process stems in large part from its complete neglect of cultural and religious factors; attempted solutions have ignored the basic needs and values of average people. The author argues for a ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Christians, conflict, culture, diplomacy, Islam, Israel, Jews, Judaism, Middle East, Muslims, negotiations, Oslo Accords, Palestine, peace, peacemaking, religion, religious communities, religious conflict, religious history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146509
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195146506.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Gopin, author
Tufts University