This one-of-a-kind edited collection draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. The book incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.
Chapter 12: Contextualizing Oppression and Family Violence in Israel: Israeli and Palestinian Experiences
Contextualizing Oppression and Family Violence in Israel: Israeli and Palestinian Experiences
Family Violence in Israel
To understand family violence in Israel, one must recognize the diversity of Israel's population and the imposing role of religion and culture on the private and public lives of families. Such influence is compounded by intricate social, economic, and political factors that serve to both support and undermine family resilience in Israel. Israel as a Jewish nation is home to many groups, each with unwavering beliefs and family structures that seem superficially different but share similar dynamics, of which religion, view of the family as a supreme social unit, and stereotypical gender roles are most prominent.
According to Israel's Central Bureau ...