Neve Shalom: Identiteterne i konflikten

Thomas Allan Wedell-Wedellsborg

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The aim is to investigate the underlying cultural cornerstones and possible identity conflicts that rest as the basis for the binational peace village of Wahat al-Salam/Neve Shalom, and the impact of the country’s ongoing ethnical struggle between Palestinian and Israeli populations on the multi-religious settlement of the village. It is my intension to convey a sociological study of the social dynamics of this town, where all three monotheistic mass religions of both Christianity, Judaism and Islam are represented, with the presence primarily being the latter two, embodied in the two major ethnicities of Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews, and how the overall conflict influences on the social settings of this settlement. Mainly through the focus on the Israeli conscription and the contradicting manifestations of the Jewish independence celebration. Is there a consistence between the ideals in which this Oasis of Peace was founded and the actual, present-day social dynamics of the people inhabiting the town? Does it actually work? Can these peoples live as fellows and set aside the opposites of Nakba versus Israeli Independence?

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato29 jun. 2014