This study examines psychological correlates of Jewish-Israeli support for post-conflict political reconciliation with Jordan. An analysis of data from a public opinion survey conducted with a representative sample of Israeli-Jews (n=1000) indicated that appraisal of outgroup collective threat, as well as hatred and (lack of) sympathy towards Jordanians, predicted Jewish-Israeli decreased support for peaceful reconciliation with Jordan. Our findings point to the crucial role of threat perceptions in hindering post-conflict reconciliation and to the importance of sympathy towards the other side in increasing support for such reconciliation.
Maoz, Ifat; Shamir, Jacob; Wolfsfeld, Gadi; and Dvir, Shira
"Psychological Correlates of Public Support for Reconciliation: The Israeli-Jordanian Case,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol16/iss1/3