The great upsurge in Islamic fundamentalism throughout the Arab world has had a profound effect on Arabs living in Israel itself, not only in the Occupied Territories. These Israeli Arabs do not by definition share the basic ideology that lays out the foundation of the Israeli state. Raphael Israeli using data collected from Arab villages in Israel over a three year period, evaluates the growth in radical Islamic fundamentalism since the 1970s. He argues that this process of radicalization has been fuelled not only by their own feelings of Arab nationalism, but also by the wider force of Islamic fundamentalism that has swept the whole region. This resurgence of Islam has created a new and important dimension to the already complex Arab-Israeli conflict, one that certainly deserves careful study. Through a series of important case studies, the author illustrates the ideology of "absolutistic" fundamentalism and its rejection of compromise, which underpins the Hamas movement in the Occupied Territories and Israel. Raphael Israeli's study of its rise is crucial to the West's understanding of the whole region.
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Book Description Brassey's (UK) Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st English ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0080417930