The Question Of Zion

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The Question Of Zion

Author : Jacqueline Rose
ISBN : 9781400826520
Genre : Social Science
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Zionism was inspired as a movement--one driven by the search for a homeland for the stateless and persecuted Jewish people. Yet it trampled the rights of the Arabs in Palestine. Today it has become so controversial that it defies understanding and trumps reasoned public debate. So argues prominent British writer Jacqueline Rose, who uses her political and psychoanalytic skills in this book to take an unprecedented look at Zionism--one of the most powerful ideologies of modern times. Rose enters the inner world of the movement and asks a new set of questions. How did Zionism take shape as an identity? And why does it seem so immutable? Analyzing the messianic fervor of Zionism, she argues that it colors Israel's most profound self-image to this day. Rose also explores the message of dissidents, who, while believing themselves the true Zionists, warned at the outset against the dangers of statehood for the Jewish people. She suggests that these dissidents were prescient in their recognition of the legitimate claims of the Palestinian Arabs. In fact, she writes, their thinking holds the knowledge the Jewish state needs today in order to transform itself. In perhaps the most provocative part of her analysis, Rose proposes that the link between the Holocaust and the founding of the Jewish state, so often used to justify Israel's policies, needs to be rethought in terms of the shame felt by the first leaders of the nation toward their own European history. For anyone concerned with the conflict in Israel-Palestine, this timely book offers a unique understanding of Zionism as an unavoidable psychic and historical force.
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Walk About Zion

Author : John Alonzo Clark
ISBN : PRNC:32101063842809
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The Controversy Of Zion

Author : Geoffrey Wheatcroft
ISBN : UOM:39015037799858
Genre : Israel
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After centuries of persecution and contempt, European Jews were slowly emancipated in the nineteenth century. This gave them a chance to become what they were never allowed to be before; loyal citizens of the countries where they lived. As the nineteenth century wore on, however, this emancipation proved to be an illusion. The hatred once based on religion made way for a new and more insidious form of anti-Semitism based on race and culture. The Jew was still a stranger, his position the more false and humiliating for his attempt to assimilate. This was the Jewish Question, to which, at the end of the nineteenth century, a drastic solution was proposed. In 1896, Viennese journalist Theodore Herzl first coined the term "Zionism," for a movement to found a homeland where Jews could live free from his persecution. In The Controversy of Zion, Wheatcroft shows how Zionism, proposed as an answer, has instead raised many questions. He examines in detail the debates over Jewish nationalism, from the time of Herzl through Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination in 1995, introducing a host of extraordinary characters: Disraeli and Marx; the early Zionists Hess and Herzl; Jewish writers such as Karl Kraus; anti-Semites such as Belloc; military Zionists such as Jabotinsky; and noble-spirited teachers such as Judah Magnes. Today there is a Jewish state which is a source of healing pride for millions of Jews, but also a source of anxiety. Should they defend the religious zealots and right-wing settlers who play an ever larger part in Israeli life? Or is Israel increasingly irrelevant to the fabulous success story of the Jews of America? This engaging and original book illuminates the current conflicts in the Middle East, and the continuing Jewish dilemma.
Category: Israel

Zion S Final Destiny

Author : Christopher R. Seitz
ISBN : UOM:39015024958681
Genre : Religion
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Saints Herald

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ISBN : WISC:89118581644
Genre : Mormons
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One King

Author : Samuel Whitefield
ISBN : 1938060350
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Few subjects have been more controversial throughout history than Israel. Some say her significance ended in the first century, but if God is finished with the Jewish people, how has Israel miraculously reemerged as a state after two millennia of dispersion? Why is the rage of nations, ideologies, and religions aimed ultimately at the destruction of this group of people once predicted to bless the whole earth? And how is the church supposed to relate to a modern, secular Israel in these intensifying times? Who constitutes the true people of God--Israel or followers of Jesus? As the controversy around Israel increases, anti-Semitism rises, and the gospel mission to every people group nears completion, the global church will be forced to answer these questions. We must understand both the original Old Testament gospel mandate and exactly how the first coming of Jesus dramatically shifted redemptive history. The New Testament teaches that God's promises to both Israel and the nations will be fulfilled by One King--Jesus. Discover God's Jesus-centered solution to the conundrum of history and answer to the question, "What is true Zion, and who are the people of God?"