The Collective Self-Healing Process in Intractable Conflicts – The Israeli-Palestinians’ Case

Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 30 (2), 243-267, 2012

25 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2013 Last revised: 13 Feb 2017

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Th is article proposes the existence of a collective self-healing process, in which parties to intractable conflicts treat their conflicts’ wounds independent of their opponents. This process is different from the reconciliation process, in which parties heal past offenses collaboratively. Various theoretical aspects of the proposed process are discussed, including the different domains of parties that take part in this process (i.e., the social, economic, political and psychological), the conflict situations in which this process is relevant, and the factors that influence it. The process is exemplified as it has been conducted by the Israeli Palestinians.

Email the author at: rafi.nets@gmail.com

Keywords: Reconciliation, healing, intractable conflicts, Israeli-Palestinians, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Suggested Citation

Nets-Zehngut, Rafi, The Collective Self-Healing Process in Intractable Conflicts – The Israeli-Palestinians’ Case (2012). Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 30 (2), 243-267, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2209962

Rafi Nets-Zehngut (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem ( email )

Israel

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