Justification of intergroup violence among Israeli Jews: the role of perceived threat

Nir Rozmann*, Limor Yehuda

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article investigated whether perceived threat is related to justifying intergroup violence based on integrated threat theory. Israeli-Jewish participants (n = 236) answered questions on perceived Israeli-Arab threat, frustration leading to aggression, and intergroup violence justification. The findings indicate that there is a significant correlation between perceived realistic threat and intergroup violence justification, whereas no significant correlation was found between frustration leading to aggression and intergroup violence justification. These results suggest the need to better understand intergroup conflicts in the field of international relations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1015
Number of pages14
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Arab-Jewish relations
  • Israel
  • group threat
  • intergroup relations
  • prejudice


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