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When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice

Atalia Omer


The state of Israel is often spoken of as a haven for the Jewish people, a place rooted in the story of a nation dispersed, wandering the earth in search of their homeland. Born in adversity but purportedly nurtured by liberal ideals, Israel has never known peace, experiencing instead a state of constant war that has divided its population along the stark and seemingly unbreachable lines of dissent around the relationship between unrestricted citizenship and Jewish identity. By focusing on the perceptions and histories of Israel’s most marginalized stakeholders — Palestinian Israelis, Arab Jew ... More

Keywords: israel, Jewish people, homeland, citizenship, Jewish identity, palestinian israelis, Arab Jews, non-israeli jews, israeli-arab conflict, national identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226008073
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226008240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Atalia Omer, author