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By Moises F. Salinas

As renewed hatred pumped the folk of Israel and Palestine in summer time 2006 fueling a flurry of bombings, kidnappings, and murders, writer Moises Salinas persisted learn and interviews for this publication in these international locations. In Planting Hatred, Sowing Pain, the psychology professor explains why it frequently turns out this clash that has been raging greater than 70 years is illogical. whereas in recent times either teams have primarily agreed at the vast parameters of a peace contract, the struggle nonetheless keeps. Salinas argues that the hindrances to reaching an answer will not be simply political, but additionally mental. He indicates that simply as disagreements over borders, refugees, and settlements retain the events from the negotiating desk, so do mental elements together with distrust, hatred, stereotypes, and prejudice.

The global has identified many sessions whilst factions manifested such powerful hatred of one another that bloody conflicts have been typical, ongoing, unsurprising occasions. yet there's maybe no glossy clash as sustained as that of the continuing Israel-Palestine clash. via interviewees starting from an Israeli right-wing settler and a Palestinian militant to commoners on either side who have been easily sufferers of violence, Salinas exhibits how the hatred and distrust have been created and why they persist. The booklet contains compelling stories of the mental examine relating to Israeli-Palestinian relationships and of stereotype and prejudice formation, violence and dehumanization, post-traumatic pressure, in addition to reconciliation, mediation, and peacemaking. An appendix offers the Geneva Accord version of an Israeli-Palestinian Peace agreement.

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