Religious-Zionist Attitudes Towards the Peace Process

Gross, Z.

The aim of this article is to analyse the attitudes of Religious-Zionists toward the
Middle East peace process. The Religious-Zionist movement served as the flag-bearer
for Jewish settlement in the occupied territories of Judea, Samaria and Gaza and the
principal reserve of the settler population. The tragedy of Religious-Zionism may well
be its desire to integrate within and benefit from historical realities originating in relative,
pragmatic conceptions, along with its refusal or inability to liberate itself of thinking
tools, conceptions and norms belonging to a theological, a-historical world
controlled by absolute values and dreams. The dominant trend in Religious-Zionism
was found to have a direct influence on the nature of Jewish public discourse and is
expected to influence the shaping of Jewish society and culture in the State of Israel
after the peace agreements are signed.

Gross, Z. (2013)

Religious-Zionist Attitudes Towards the Peace ProcessInternational Journal of Public Theology 7, 174–196

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