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The Holy Places of Jerusalem in Middle East Peace Agreements : The Conflict Between Global and State Identities (Hardcover)

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Throughout history, Jerusalem and its holy places have witnessed fierce religious controversy and political dispute. Analyzed from an international and diplomatic perspective, this study highlights the state/national (territorial) versus the global/transnational approach to Jerusalem with respect to possession and the right to worship. It provides an overview and interpretation of the relevant provisions included in the international documents used in the Middle East Peace Process, and researches the historical complexities of the terms "status quo" and "holy places" ??? terminology crucial to the various claims. Author Enrico Molinaro examines the following questions: (1) Under what conditions and to what extent does international law regulate and protect the interests of the various recognized communities of the holy places? (2) What types of collective identities and which representative communities are entitled to raise claims on these places? Various communities have raised fierce controversies over worship rights, such as the Holy Sepulchre inter-Christian disputes and the Har Ha Bait/Haram Al Sharif (Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary) Israeli-Jewish/Palestinian-Muslim disputes. According to the state/territorial perspective, the relevant groups ??? with respect to possession and worship ??? would be the Israelis and the Palestinians, whereas according to the global/transnational interpretation, such groups should be labeled as Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In the state/territorial perspective, the symbolic value of Jerusalem and its holy places is related to the development of the conflicting national Israeli and Arab ??? later Palestinian ??? collective identities. But in the global perspective, millions of people identify themselves as Jews, Christians, and Muslims. These people, who are mostly living outside of Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian areas, consider the city and its holy places to be a locus for worship and spiritual devotion.


Publisher Sussex Academic Pr
Mfg Part# 9781845193355
SKU 210873138
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1845193350
Release Date 8/30/2009
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