An analysis of two opposing perspectives on the current conflict between the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and the members of Hamas.
# 146239 | 1,866 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Dec 24, 2010 in Communication (Journalism) , Psychology (General) , International Relations (War and Conflict)
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The paper provides the perspective of two subjects on the current conflict between the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and the members of Hamas in the Gaza Strip in the Middle East. The paper relates the views of an American-born Jew whose parents survived the Nazi Holocaust during World War II, as well as the views of a Lebanese-born naturalized American citizen whose father and older brother were killed fighting against Israel. The paper contrasts these diametrically different perceptions and points out that they are, in very large part, the direct result of the influence of parental and cultural beliefs and attitudes transmitted to the subjects both directly and indirectly throughout their lives.
From the Paper:"Subject #1 is an American-born Jew whose parents survived the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Her parents took her to Israel several times as a child and always hoped to retire their eventually. Her parents' experience during the Holocaust contributed substantially to her perspective of the world, and particularly to her Jewish identity and her view of Israel as the rightful homeland of the Jews. This upbringing also contributed to a personal commitment never to allow herself to tolerate anti-Semitism or persecution because of her religious and cultural identity and she greatly admires the bravery of Israeli citizens who all serve in the IDF beginning at age 18. In 2003, she was informed that a childhood friend from a kibbutz in Israel was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber in an outdoor market in Jerusalem."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Gerrig, R, Zimbardo, P. (2005) Psychology and Life. 17th Edition. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
- McWilliams, N. (2004) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide. New York: Guilford.
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