From Conflict Protraction to Peace Actualization in Palestinian-Israeli Relations
This article makes the case for harmonizing top-down peacemaking and bottom-up peace building in order to create and sustain a culture of peace. The analysis, focused on Palestinian-Israeli relations, finds the answer in the convergence of middle-line peacemakers and peace builders in “a center of peace actualization.” Such a safe space would allow for a shared concept of history, moderate action, and collaborative work on behalf of coexistence and social justice. Implied is the need for peacemakers and peace builders to become involved in each other’s domain and for all concerned to support middle-line peacemakers and peace builders as they advance peace. Such a concern is especially important and pertinent in our post- 9/11 world as the problems associated with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict persist and as the search for new ways for building a lasting peace in the Middle East continues.
"From Conflict Protraction to Peace Actualization in Palestinian-Israeli Relations,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol12/iss2/3