Intifada vs. Jihad: The Religious Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In this short video (03:58), Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli scholar of Arabic culture, suggests that the root of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is religious, as opposed to geopolitical or economic. He explains how the existence of the Jewish state of Israel is perceived in fundamental Islamic ideology, arguing that the violent Palestinian attacks against Israelis are not politically motivated intifadas, but rather religiously fueled jihads.