Educating for Peace through Planned Encounters between Jews and Arabs in Israel

A Reappraisal of Effectiveness

Authored by: Ifat Maoz

Handbook on Peace Education

Print publication date:  September  2009
Online publication date:  February  2011

Print ISBN: 9780805862522
eBook ISBN: 9780203837993
Adobe ISBN: 9781136874529

10.4324/9780203837993.ch21

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Abstract

In the past few decades, planned intergroup contact interventions have played an important role in attempts at peace education, peace building, and reconciliation (Bar-Tal, 2002; Salomon, 2002). Examples of different forms or practices of such interventions, organized to help educate for peace in a conflict or postconflict situations, can be found in Northern Ireland and between Greek and Turkish Cypriots (Saunders, 1999; Ulrike & Cairns, 2005) as well as in the Jewish–Arab or the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Peace education aimed intergroup encounters or dialogues are conducted between Jews and Arabs in Israel and, more recently, between Israeli Jews and Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza (Adwan & Bar-On, 2000).

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