Publication: "Encountering the Suffering of the Other"

Reconciliation Studies amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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The JCRS is pleased to announce the release volume 7 of the publication series "Research in Peace and Reconciliation". This publication titled "Encountering the Suffering of the Other" is edited by Francesco Ferrari, Martin Leiner, Zeina M. Barakat, Michael Sternberg and Boaz Hameiri. On more than 300 pages, they assemble a total of 19 contributions, the titles and authors of which you can see below.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezechiel 36:26

Image: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

This biblical image, particularly significant for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, gives insight into the central issues of this book: how a greater readiness to reconcile can take place among individuals and groups who experience the "suffering of the other," even in the midst of a protracted conflict such as the Israeli-Palestinian one. This book offers a collection of essays written by the team members of a transdisciplinary DFG project between Jena University, Ben Gurion University, Tel Aviv University, and the Wasatia Academic Institute.










Martin Leiner, Francesco Ferrari
Encountering the Suffering of the Other. Introduction to the present volume

  1. Francesco Ferrari
    The Concept of Reconciliation after Auschwitz. Hermeneutic Phenomenology of the Irrevocable 
  2. André Zempelburg
    Rabbinic Jewish Perspectives on Interpersonal Reconciliation and the Reconciliation with Oneself in the Context of Yom Kippur
  3. Zeina M. Barakat
    Reconciliation as Transformation from Extremism to Moderation.The Case of Palestine-Israel
  4. Martin J. O’Malley
    Narratives and Justice in Reconciliation Research.An Applied Ethics Perspective
  5. Yoav Kapshuk
    Reconciliation in Peace Agreements?The Case Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
  6. Dina Dajani Daoudi
    Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in Intractable Conflicts.
  7. Rahav Gabay, Boaz Hameiri, Tammy Rubel-Lifschitz, Arie Nadler
    The Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood- Conceptualization, Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences, and Antecedents
  8. Tammy Rubel-Lifschitz, Rahav Gabay, Boaz Hameiri, Arie Nadler
    The Victimhood Oriented Leader. Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood among Powerholders
  9. Boaz Hameiri, Rahav Gabay, Tammy Rubel-Lifschitz, Arie Nadler
    Victimhood Acknowledgment as a Vehicle to Promote Intergroup Conciliatory Attitudes in the Context of Intergroup Conflict
  10. Anat Sarid, Anan Srour, Shifra Sagy
    Sense of National Coherence and Willingness to Reconcile. The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  11. Michael Sternberg, Shifra Sagy
    When Israeli Students Encounter Palestinian Narratives
  12. Efrat Zigenlaub, Shifra Sagy
    Learning the Narrative of the Other. What Type of Encounter is More Effective?
  13. Becky Leshem, Shifra Sagy
    Legitimization of the Other Narrative as a Mediator of the Relationships Between National Honor, Dignity Perceptions, and the Willingness to Reconcile. The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  14. Manar Faraj
    Palestinian Students introduced to the historical narrative of the Other. The role the intragroup Dialogue Encounters [Play] in Reconciliation
  15. Sharón Benheim
    The Impact of Encountering the Other.
    A Long-Term Study of Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli Participants in a Multicultural Program at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
  16. Yael Ben David, Orly Idan
    Talking Politics. The Delimitation of the “Political” as a Gendered Disciplinary. Mechanism in Intragroup Dialogue among Young Israelis
  17. Shiri Levinas
    Women in Conflict, Narratives from the Periphery. Stories of Women Living in the Southern Periphery of Israel
  18. Iyad Muhsen Al Dajani
    Applied Ethics in Digital Humanities for Reconciliation Processes

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