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Prof. Gideon Aran: The Israeli Settlements in the Territories Part 4

The settlements’ beginnings and achievements involved religious originality, thriving religiosity, the exhilarating experience of religious innovation and success.  This great Revival infused the settlers with self-assurance.  Written By Prof. Gideon Aran They were certainly afflicted with hubris, not infrequent in the … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: The Israeli Settlements in the Territories – Part 3

Let me share with you telegraphically and selectively, some tentative insights that emerged when reading my two-decades old notes, findings or contentions that should be considered in the context of the possibility of future evacuation. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: The Israeli Settlements in the Territories Part 2

Now to the third relevant element in my previous work.  Almost twenty years ago I submitted a Ph.D. dissertation, based on three years of intensive participant observation of the original settlers’ spiritual and political leadership and ultra-activists. Written By Prof. Gideon … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: The Israeli Settlements in the Territories Part 1

My scholarly capital of interest to this conference rests upon three elements in my academic career. First, I have long been an observer of radical religion, religious violence and militancy in general; and I have written on  fundamentalism, Jewish and … Continue reading

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