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Forensic psychiatry in Israel

  • Peretz Barak (a1) and Harvey Gordon (a2)
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Israel is a nation of ancient and contemporary interest. Its population is made up of approximately 5 million Jews, 1 million Arabs and a few other small minorities. As in the Arab world more generally, most Arabs in Israel are Muslim, with a small percentage being Christian (Bin-Talal, 1995). More than 2 million Arabs also live on the West Bank and in Gaza (Abdeen & Abu-Libdeh, 1993), currently under partial autonomous Palestinian rule and the foci for ongoing negotiation of a potential Palestinian State. Close links have historically existed between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East, notwithstanding current military and political conflict (Goitein, 1989). The city of Jerusalem is held in reverence by all three of the monotheistic religions.

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