Sinking into the Honey Trap of the Intractable Conflict: The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Daniel Bar-Tal


The present work summarizes the main topics of the book with the same title that is presented for the purpose of transmitting the elaboration on social conflicts, in general and on the Palestinian-Israeli case in particular. This work does not offer an optimistic view, knowing how difficult it is to effect social change from a well-anchored belief system and adapt a new socio-psychological repertoire that supports peacemaking. Israel's current leadership has won the support of the majority of Jewish public opinion for its policies in relation to the conflict and there is no significant opposition that offers a clear alternative. However, we know that a solution is possible, since several cases of unresolvable conflicts ended up taking the path of negotiations and have resolved their conflict peacefully.


Palestine, Isreal, Conflict

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Bar-Tal, D. (2007). Living with the conflict: Socio-psychological analysis of the Israeli-Jewish society. Jerusalem: Carmel.

Bar-Tal, D. (2013). Intractableconflicts: Socio-psychological foundations and dynamics. Cambridge University Press.

Bar-Tal, D., & Raviv, A. (2021). The comfort zone of a society in conflict. Petach Tikva, Israel: Steimatzky.

Leibowitz, Y. (1968, abril). S/T. Yedioth Anaronoth.


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