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By Linn Normand

This publication investigates demonization in overseas politics, rather within the heart East. It argues that whereas demonization’s origins are spiritual, its endured presence is essentially political. Drawing upon examples from old and smooth conflicts, this paintings addresses key questions: Why do leaders demonize enemies while waging struggle? And what are the lasting affects on peacemaking? In supplying solutions to those inquiries, the writer applies old perception to twenty-first century clash. particular cognizance is given to Israel and Palestine because the writer argues that war-time demonization in coverage, media, and paintings is a mental and relational barrier in the course of peace talks.

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Demonization in International Politics: A Barrier to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Bertram. htm. Accessed: 24 September 2011. Devil is mentioned 100 times in the document. 29 For numerous examples of medieval and early modern demonization of Islam, see Nasir Khan, Perceptions of Islam in the Christendoms: a historical survey, Oslo: Solum, 2006 and Norman Daniel, Islam and the West: the making of an image, Oxford: Oneworld, 1993. 26 DEMONIZATION IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT 33 Fig. 1 Grandes Chroniques de France (Royal manuscript, Paris, fourteenth century). Charlemagne leads his army against the Saracens.

48 46 An illustration of Le Diable d’argent can for instance be found in the early eighteenthcentury manuscript of the Bleichroeder Print Collection, Kress Collection at the Baker Library, Harvard Business School. 47 Paul Revere, A Warm Place – Hell, Print, US: 1768. Image originally found in Robert Philippe, Political graphics: art as a weapon. New York: Abbeville Press. 1982, p. 136. Image and permission provided courtesy of American Antiquarian Society.  116. DEMONIZATION IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT 41 Fig.

361–372. See also bibliography for more references to Kelman. INTRODUCTION 15 and obstruction and their impact on the evolution of the conflict. By focusing on the demonizing narratives on both sides of the conflict, the book attempts to offer a fresh perspective. The focus on demonization in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict suggests that this study is bound to remain sui generis to some extent. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is perceivably a unique case, much like every international conflict is somehow unique: it has its own particular origins, its own bitter rivalries, its own divisive issues, and its own course of history.

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