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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has been a major issue since 1948 when the Israelis and Palestinians engaged in a Civil War. One of the driving factors in the conflict is the religious affiliation from each side, with Jewish Israelis clashing with Muslim Palestinians. While religion has been a driving force for hostility, religion can also be seen as a beacon of hope and peace. In our research, we have found that religious affiliation from the Israeli side tends to result in more positive attitudes towards their Palestinian counterparts. In our research, we investigated three major fields: Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. By researching in multiple fields, we were able to establish some key points that address different parts of this complex issue.
Judaism, Religion, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, student scholarship
Anthropology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work | Sociology
Mark, Marissa; Morisette, Richard; Rosio, Jennifer; and Willerton, Jack, "Religion War: Judaism's Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" (2020). Content presented at the Roesch Social Sciences Symposium. 32.
We would like to thank Dr. Laura Leming for giving us the opportunity to participate in this event.