Chapter 7. The Influence of the Threatening Transitional Context on Israeli Jews' Reactions to Al Aqsa Intifada

  1. Dr Victoria M. Esses Professor Director Fellow and
  2. Richard A. Vernon Professor
  1. Daniel Bar-Tal Professor President1 and
  2. Keren Sharvit PhD Fellow2

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch7

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

How to Cite

Bar-Tal, D. and Sharvit, K. (2008) The Influence of the Threatening Transitional Context on Israeli Jews' Reactions to Al Aqsa Intifada, in Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill (eds V. M. Esses and R. A. Vernon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Western Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  2. 2

    School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170581

Online ISBN: 9781444303056

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Keywords:

  • conception of transitional context;
  • threatening transitional context;
  • effects of transitional context on collective behavior;
  • Israeli Jewish Society in transitional context;
  • major events and major sets of information;
  • psychological conditions of threat;
  • delegitimization of Palestinians and their leaders;
  • support of violent means to cope with Palestinians;
  • psychological repertoire emerging in times of conflict

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Conception of Transitional Context

  • Propositions

  • Israeli Jewish Society in a Transitional Context

  • Changes in Israeli Jews' Psychological Repertoire in Response to the Powerful Transitional Context

  • Conclusions

  • Notes

  • References