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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Adrianen
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-09T11:22:49Z
dc.date.available2013-10-09T11:22:49Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R. and Coyle, A. (2014) Threat, Victimhood and Peace: Debating the 2011 Palestinian UN State Membership Bid. Digest of Middle East Studies. 23 (1), pp. 190-214en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/9149
dc.description.abstractThe Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been described as one of the most intractable in the world. This article firstly provides an overview of the socio-political events that led up to the Palestinian UN state membership bid in September 2011, and secondly as a case study, it examines how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was constructed in speeches delivered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the state membership bid to the UN General Assembly in September 2011. Despite their opposing agendas, there are some significant discursive similarities in the two speeches. The most salient shared discourses concern that of ingroup victimhood, on the one hand, and that of outgroup threat, on the other. It is argued that the speeches unwittingly dispel support for intergroup reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians by aggravating grievances on both sides and accentuating intergroup suspicion. This article highlights the importance of examining political speeches in order to better understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.subjectpolitical speechesen
dc.subjectpolitical discourseen
dc.subjectIsraelen
dc.subjectPalestineen
dc.subjectIsraeli-Palestinian conflicten
dc.titleThreat, Victimhood and Peace: Debating the 2011 Palestinian UN State Membership Biden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/dome.12041
dc.researchgroupSelf and Identity Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.cclicenceThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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