IFK-Projekt (2018-2022): The Use and Abuse of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

The project addresses the centrality of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The way of making sense of the Israel-Palestine conflict and of integrating it into or excluding it from one’s own wider interpretation of world politics differs widely. In the larger framework of “Religious Conflicts and Coping Strategies” this project, taking the Israel-Palestine conflict as an example, seeks to understand and analyze how the naming of contested space on the one hand and the most recent positionality of the conflict in a deeply transforming Middle East on the other hand affect the prospect of a peaceful coexistence and the potential for conflict transformation in the region.