The Islamic Movement in Israel

"The Islamic Movement in Israel was officially established in the 1970s, though its origins can be traced back to even before the creation of Israel itself after World War II. Starting as a small grassroots organization that focused on ...

The Islamic Movement in Israel

"The Islamic Movement in Israel was officially established in the 1970s, though its origins can be traced back to even before the creation of Israel itself after World War II. Starting as a small grassroots organization that focused on strengthening the faith of Muslim residents, it grew to become a sociopolitical movement that has been able to claim a few seats in the Israeli parliament and that focuses on the protection of Palestinian people, land, and religious sites in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem. Rosmer traces the history of the movement and how its identity and activities developed due to the limitations imposed on Palestinian citizens by the Israeli state and society, but also due to the opportunities these same factors have provided"--

Muslim Minorities in Non Muslim Majority Countries

This collected volume provides a framework for comparative analysis between the status of Muslim minority communities within Western countries and the status of the Muslim community within Israel.

Muslim Minorities in Non Muslim Majority Countries


Islam in Israel

By examining this evolving religious identity during the past four decades and its impact on the religious and socio-cultural aspects of Muslim life in Israel, Muhammad Al-Atawneh and Nohad Ali explore the local nature of Islam.

Islam in Israel

Islam is the religion of the majority of Arab citizens in Israel and since the late 1970s has become an important factor in their political and socio-cultural identity. This leads to an increasing number of Muslims in Israel who define their identity first and foremost in relation to their religious affiliation. By examining this evolving religious identity during the past four decades and its impact on the religious and socio-cultural aspects of Muslim life in Israel, Muhammad Al-Atawneh and Nohad Ali explore the local nature of Islam. They find that Muslims in Israel seem to rely heavily on the prominent Islamic authorities in the region, perhaps more so than minority Muslims elsewhere. This stems, inter alia, from the fact that Muslims in Israel are the only minority that lives in a land they consider to be holy and see themselves as a natural.

Islamic Radicalism and Political Violence

After first considering the nexus between religion and politics, the Islamic Movement in Israel and Sheikh Ra'id, the second half of the book examines the trial and its consequences.

Islamic Radicalism and Political Violence

The Islamic movement in Israel, headed by Sheikh Ra'id Salah, has turned into a templar-like organization which cultivates the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (the Temple) as its symbol and rallying point. Ra'id combines spiritual authority with political appeal, religious concerns with organizational wheeling and dealing, and local popularity with international salience. In 2004, he was arrested in Israel and accused of channeling funds to Hamas, and the author was an 'expert witness' for the prosecution at the trial. After first considering the nexus between religion and politics, the Islamic Movement in Israel and Sheikh Ra'id, the second half of the book examines the trial and its consequences.

The Islamic Movement

The Islamic Movement


Hizbullah Party of God

Hizbullah  Party of God


Political Islam

This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the contemporary debates within political Islam, providing an in-depth analysis of the specific movements, countries and regions in the Arab world and Israel.

Political Islam

This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the contemporary debates within political Islam, providing an in-depth analysis of the specific movements, countries and regions in the Arab world and Israel. The contributors contend that the evolution of Islamic movements is contextual rather than ideological. Therefore, Islamic movements are best understood individually within their own historical, socio-political and cultural setting. Political Islam is an essential reference for academi, researchers and the media, as well as general readers with an interest in Islamic political debates. Contributors include Abdullah Baabood, Youcef Bouandel, Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Kamal Helbawy, Roel Meijer, Ibrahim Moussawi, Tariq Ramadan, Tilde Rosmer, Murad Batal al-Shishani, Sara Silvestri and Camille Tawil. '[Hroub's] work on Hamas is exceptional ... a lucid, informative and extremely valuable introduction to this complex organisation.' Sara Roy, Harvard University

Muslim Fundamentalism in Israel

Muslim Fundamentalism in Israel studies the foundations, ideological and organizational, of the movement which has created a new and important dimension to the already complex Arab-Israeli conflict.

Muslim Fundamentalism in Israel

The upsurge in Islamic Fundamentalism throughout the Arab world has had a profound effect not only in the Occupied Territories, but on Arabs living in Israel itself. Israeli Arabs do not, by definition, share the basic ideology which lays out the foundation of the Israeli state. Spiritually, two socio-religious forces are in permanent competition for the souls of the people, established Islam, which enjoys the backing and financial wherewithal of the state, and popular Islam, which is more structurally amorphous at the base, but lurks on the horizon as a viable alternative. As popular Islam leads the impetus for spontaneity of the masses, it is the natural constituency of the fundamentalists. Muslim Fundamentalism in Israel studies the foundations, ideological and organizational, of the movement which has created a new and important dimension to the already complex Arab-Israeli conflict.

Islamic Movement In Egypt

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Islamic Movement In Egypt

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Islamic Politics in Palestine

The book argues that the contemporary revival of Islamic politics in Palestine occurred much later than in other countries of the Middle East and explores the reason for this lag.

Islamic Politics in Palestine

Palestinian Islamists are regularly in the headlines, mainly for their violent attempts to undermine the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Who are these people, what motivates them and how did they become such a powerful force? Drawing on interviews with Palestinian and Jordanian Islamists, primary sources and historical records, this work provides some answers, and challenges prevailing theories of Islamic resurgence. The book argues that the contemporary revival of Islamic politics in Palestine occurred much later than in other countries of the Middle East and explores the reason for this lag. It also traces Israel's initial encouragement of political Islam as a rival force to the PLO and its subsequent growth into a movement which now defies all Israeli attempts to crush it and presents a formidable challenge to the PLO's claim to determine the future of the Palestinian people.

Islamic Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza

As the Palestinian Liberation Organization engages in negotiations with Israel toward an interim period of limited Palestinian self-rule, this timely book provides an insider's view of how the growing hold of Islamic fundamentalism in the ...

Islamic Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza

As the Palestinian Liberation Organization engages in negotiations with Israel toward an interim period of limited Palestinian self-rule, this timely book provides an insider's view of how the growing hold of Islamic fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza challenges the peace process. Working from interviews with leaders of the movement and from primary documents, Ziad Abu-Amr traces the origin and evolution of the fundamentalist organizations Muslim Brotherhood (Hamas) and Islamic Jihad and analyzes their ideologies, their political programs, their sources of support, and their impact on Palestinian society. With a solid grasp of the dynamics of these movements, Abu-Amr charts the struggle between the fundamentalists and the PLO to define the identity of Palestinian society, its direction, and its leadership.

Green Crescent Over Nazareth

This is the story of the cultural and political struggle between Christians and Muslims, and of the rapid Islamicization of Nazareth - the birthplace of Christianity - ironically, under the rule of the Jewish State of Israel.

Green Crescent Over Nazareth

This is the story of the cultural and political struggle between Christians and Muslims, and of the rapid Islamicization of Nazareth - the birthplace of Christianity - ironically, under the rule of the Jewish State of Israel.

Standing on an Isthmus

Standing on an Isthmus explores the role of religion, particularly Islam, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a factor both motivating the conflict and as a potential resource for its resolution.

Standing on an Isthmus

Standing on an Isthmus explores the role of religion, particularly Islam, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a factor both motivating the conflict and as a potential resource for its resolution. It examines how religious beliefs, commitments, and traditions shape and influence concrete social action such as promoting either violent or peaceful behavior and focuses on the legitimation process of religious narratives. More specifically it looks at different Islamic interpretations of war and peace within the Islamic tradition and investigates why an extremist interpretation is becoming more accepted among Palestinians as a response to the conflict. Standing on an Isthmus has become particularly important in the post-September 11 era, when the relationship between violence and religion in general, and Islam in particular, became a central concern for scholars and politicians. Other horrific acts, such as the 2002 Bali bombings, and 2004 Beslan School Siege have also significantly contributed to the image of Islam as a violent religion. Standing on an Isthmus examines the internal dialogue that rages among Islamic scholars for the "correct" interpretation of Islam, sheds light on why Islamic extremism has come to be accepted as a strategic tool among some Islamic groups, and investigates the role of social institutions and civil society networks, utilized by different groups, in the process of legitimizing their interpretation. Consequently, it addresses a series of new topics for conflict resolution studies, including religious and pragmatic motivations of behavior; struggle between moral values, multi-faith dialogue, and pluralism as conflict resolution strategies; and the socio-political impact of leadership, legitimation, and the role of interpretation of sacred texts during conflicts, among others. Moreover it seeks to answer the questions: how can we utilize religion, in this case Islam, as a resource for peacemaking, and what is the best strategy to empower those groups and indi

Fundamentalist Islam and Israel

This book provides an in-depth account and analysis of Islamic fundamentalism today, and how it has an impact on Israel's relations with the Arab and Islamic worlds.

Fundamentalist Islam and Israel

This book provides an in-depth account and analysis of Islamic fundamentalism today, and how it has an impact on Israel's relations with the Arab and Islamic worlds. In light of recent events, the book is important for the whole Western world, which now confronts revivalist Islam, both in the Middle East and Europe itself, and even in such far-flung fragments of European civilization as the United States and Australia. This book should be of great help for the West in developing a proper understanding of, and a strategy for dealing with, this movement. Co-published with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Revolutionaries and Reformers

Barry Rubin is Director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal.

Revolutionaries and Reformers

Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.