Israeli professionals and the peace process

Michael Keren*

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This last analogy is particularly instructive. As in 1973, the intellectuals have yet again failed to foresee a critical development due to their entrenchment in an outdated conception, this time - the belief that conflicts are resolved as a result of cognitive changes, that is, changes in people’s sensing and thinking. Israeli intellectuals have always conceived of peace as related to a change of heart and mind; peace will come once people “realize” the need to live in peace. Thus, when news of the Oslo Accords broke, much was written by intellectuals about the cognitive changes they involved and the consistency of these changes with their own writings in the past.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeace in the Middle East
Subtitle of host publicationThe Challenge for Israel
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781135203702
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


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