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Jerusalem and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity

Authors: Reiter, Y.

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The book deals with the role of Jerusalem as a central religious-political symbol, and with the processes by which symbols of faith and sanctity are being employed in a political struggle. It examines the current Islamic ethos towards Jerusalem and the affinity between this religious ethos and the political aspirations of the Palestinians and other Arab and Islamic groups. It also compares current Jewish and Muslim narratives and processes of denial and de-legitimizing the affiliation of the other to the holy city and its sacred shrines and addresses the question whether religious outlook forms a major barrier for achieving peace in the Israeli-Arab arena.

About the authors

YITZHAK REITERĀ is an associate professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Ashkelon Academic College and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is a senior fellow at both the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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"Yitzhak Reiter s Jerusalem and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity presents an enormously complicated and contentious topic with exemplary fairness and immense learning. Reiter correctly links the contemporary contest between Jews and Muslims with often diverse and even conflicting claims made over the centuries within Islam as well as Judaism. He offers us a fascinating and timely account of how the manipulation of ancient myths influences the modern realities of the Arab/Israeli conflict." - S. Ilan Troen, Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies, Brandeis University; Co-author, with Jacob Lassner, of Jews and Muslims in the Arab World (2007)

"This is a work of great originality. It is an indispensable study which lays out in great detail the dynamic sacrality of Jerusalem in the Muslim world. It is also a unique contribution to the literature on the city and its role in the political and religious conflict between Israelis, Palestinians and Muslims." - Richard D. Hecht, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara

"This pathbreaking study will surely be required reading for all those concerned with Jerusalemand the Arab-Israel conflict. It will be on the desk of scholars seeking to understand the conflict and in the briefcase of diplomats trying to resolve it. An admirable achievement." - Marshall J. Breger, Professor of Law, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reiter, Yitzhak

    Pages 1-10

  • The Elevation in Sanctity of al-Aqsa and al-Quds

    Reiter, Yitzhak

    Pages 11-35

  • Denial of an Authentic Jewish Connection to Jerusalem and Its Holy Places

    Reiter, Yitzhak

    Pages 37-62

  • Creating a New Islamic Ethos of Jerusalem

    Reiter, Yitzhak

    Pages 63-91

  • Islamizing the Conflict

    Reiter, Yitzhak

    Pages 93-127

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jerusalem and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Yitzhak Reiter
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61271-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230612716
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60782-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37460-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 196
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