The Israeli Palestinian conflict is an often misunderstood political battleground where facts are mixed with opinion, preference, and prejudice. There's so much confusion around the conflict that we want to bring light to what is truth and what is myth. What issues are actually standing in the way of bringing peace between the Israelis and Palestinians?Read More...
By: James Showers
In some Christian circles, the theological justification for gaining freedom from Israeli “occupation” is Christian Palestinianism, a form of liberation theology that emphasizes Jesus’ humanity and portrays Him as the great liberator of the poor and oppressed of this world. It replaces the Jewish Messiah of the Bible with a Palestinian martyr.
By: Craig Parshall
If ever there is a time to return to first principles concerning the nation of Israel and its claim to the land, it is now. While the Sharon administration continues its unilateral disengagement policy that began in August, Palestinian leaders wait in the wings, buying time with promises to rein in the terrorism of Hamas and other indigenous groups bred on violence. Their promises are still unfulfilled.
By: Elwood McQuaid
“'Christian Zionism' is a dangerous movement that distorts the teachings of the Church, fosters fear and
hatred of Muslims and non-Western Christians, and has negative consequences for Middle East Peace." Thus read the first line of a December 2008 news release from the National Council of Churches (NCC).
By: Christopher Katulka
Naim Ateek believes you cannot
take the Bible literally. He
has a particular problem with
the Torah (Pentateuch), which he considers
a “Zionist text,” and the books of
Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1
and 2 Kings—all of which confirm God
gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people.
By: Elwood McQuaid
The world has come full circle. Seventy-five years ago, Adolf Hitler was gearing up the greatest killing machine the world had ever known, implementing the strategy of his book, Mein Kampf (My Struggle). Its thesis was the elimination of what he deemed the single greatest threat to civilized humanity: “the Jewish peril.”