Religion

Authored by: Yehezkel Landau

The Routledge Handbook on the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415778626
eBook ISBN: 9780203079553
Adobe ISBN: 9781136160691

10.4324/9780203079553.ch14

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Abstract

The land of Israel/Palestine is not just the homeland of two peoples locked in conflict. It is also considered holy by several monotheistic traditions tracing their origins back to the patriarch Abraham/Ibrahim. This overlay of national identities and religious affiliations creates a potentially explosive mixture, especially when either identity marker becomes ideologized and rendered absolute, inviolable, and essential to one's very existence.

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