Whose Promised Land?: The Continuing Crisis Over Israel and Palestine
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Whose Promised Land?: The Continuing Crisis Over Israel and Palestine

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Two peoples, Jews and Palestinian Arabs, lay claim to the same piece of land. But who does it really belong to? Scripture, history, and contemporary politics add to the volatile conflict in the Middle East. Whose Promised Land?, now in a fully revised and updated fifth edition, provides an evenhanded approach to this complex dilemma.
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Baker Books (first published June 1st 1983)
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Charles
Colin Chapman's book is sprinkled with quotes from both 'sides', warns of the danger of older forms of anti-Semitism and focuses on some of the hardships Jews have suffered. It urges caution in forming judgement and maintains an appearance of objectivity and balance, including an interesting, if ironic, quote from Edward Said on the need for intellectual honesty.

However the foundation of his section examining the justice of the dispute is a favourable citation of Naeem Ateek, who himself part j...more
Stephen
Collin Chapman's Whose Promised Land delves into Israel Palestine, and shows its complexity. Note this book is written by a Christian and probably is written directly to other Christians. So two sections of this Book deal with the theology and scripture behind Zionism and what scripture has to say towards the conflict in Palestine. There is plenty in this book for everyone, but Chapman writes/thinks as a follower of Jesus in this book.

The 2nd edition of the book is broken into 5 main sections. T...more
Mary
Balanced in-depth look at the Biblical and historical issues surrounding the current Israeli/Palestinian issues.
Cate
fascinating insight into the Israel/Palestine conflict, as well as interesting take on biblical interpretation and "end times" prophesy
Alistair
A compressive history and analysis of the issues around the establishment of Israel and the subsequent Palestinian cause.
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