Will the Parties Conciliate or Refuse? The Triangle of Jews, Germans, and Palestinians

Dan Bar-On

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Certain adjustments have to be made when dealing with long-term protracted conflicts since the notions of peaceful coexistence, forgiveness, and conciliation have to be considered in the context of cultural and historical human conditions, and in relating these with social-psychological processes. The chapter looks at forgiveness and conciliation from a psycho-dynamic point of view through citing how the Germans interacted with the Jewish people after the Holocaust, and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In line with the Judeo-Christian lamb-wolf prophecy, this chapter identifies the possible reasons for lambs not to conciliate with the wolves and the possible effects of cultural and religious gaps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199849796
ISBN (Print)9780195166439
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2011


  • Conciliation
  • Cultural gaps
  • Forgiveness
  • Germans
  • Israel
  • Jewish people
  • Judeo-christian prophecy
  • Palestine
  • Peaceful coexistence
  • Psychodynamic perspective
  • Religious gaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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