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By Yitzhak Reiter

Over the final two decades, there was a becoming figuring out that conflicts in or over holy locations fluctuate from different territorial conflicts. A holy web site has a profound that means, related to human ideals, powerful feelings, "sacred" values, and center id self-perceptions; hence a dispute over such land differs from a "regular" dispute over land. in an effort to unravel conflicts over holy websites, one has to be outfitted with an knowing of the cultural, non secular, social, and political which means of the holy position to every of the contesting teams.

This ebook seeks to appreciate the various elements of disputes and the triggers for the outbreak of violence in and round holy websites. It analyses fourteen case reviews of conflicts over holy websites in Palestine/Israel, together with significant holy websites corresponding to 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 comparable circumstances from different areas and offers an research of powerful and useless clash mitigation and determination instruments used for facing such disputes. additionally, the publication sheds mild at the function of sacred websites in exacerbating neighborhood and local ethnic conflicts.

By delivering a radical 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 ebook should be a key source for college students and students of clash solution, political technological know-how, and non secular studies.

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