Israel and the northern branch of the Islamic movement

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The Israeli Islamic Movement's Northern Branch and its leader Sheikh Ra'id Salah pose a complex and multi-dimensional challenge for the State of Israel: political, national, socioeconomic and religious. Its most prominent manifestation is the movement's striving for separatism and open defiance of Israel's Jewish character. The government has sought - with limited success - to draw 'red lines' for the movement and its leaders and its occasional threats of harsher measures, including outlawing the movement, have failed to achieve the desired result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-153
Number of pages15
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Hamas
  • Islamic movements
  • Israel
  • Israeli Arabs
  • Ra'id Salah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations


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