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Author McGahern, Una.

Title Palestinian Christians in Israel : state attitudes towards non-Muslims in a Jewish state / Una McGahern
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (201 pages) : map
Series Durham modern Middle East and Islamic world ; 22
Durham modern Middle East and Islamic world series ; 22
Contents Introduction -- Society, state & minority policy in Israel -- Profile of the Palestinian Christians in Israel -- Writing the Palestinian Christians in Israel -- Locating state attitudes -- Conflict in Nazareth -- Military service and village conflict -- Conclusion
Summary "Although Christians form a significant proportion of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel, very little research has, until now, been undertaken to examine their complicated position within Israel. This book demonstrates the limits of analyses which characterise state-minority relations in Israel in terms of a so-called Jewish-Muslim conflict, and of studies which portray Palestinian Christians as part of a wider exclusively religious-based transnational Christian community. This book locates its analysis of Palestinian Christians within a broader understanding of Israel as a Jewish ethnocratic state. It describes the main characteristics of the Palestinian Christian community in Israel and examines a number of problematic assumptions which have been made about them and their relationship to the state. Finally, it examines a number of intra-communal conflicts which have taken place in recent years between Christians and Muslims, and between Christians and Druze, and probes the role which the state and various state attitudes have played in influencing or determining those conflicts and, as a result, the general status of Palestinian Christians in Israel today"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-197) and index
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Subject Christ, ...
Christians -- Israel
Church and state -- Israel
Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Religion
Church and state.
Palestinian Arabs -- Religion.
Palestinier -- religion -- Israel.
Religion och samhälle -- Israel.
Religiöser Konflikt
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Israel -- Church history
Genre/Form Electronic books
Church history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011004866
ISBN 0203806646