Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Author: Yossi Klein Halevi

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062968661

Category: History

Page: 288

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New York Times bestseller Now with a new Epilogue, containing letters of response from Palestinian readers. "A profound and original book, the work of a gifted thinker."--Daphne Merkin, The Wall Street Journal Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between Israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes. I call you "neighbor" because I don’t know your name, or anything personal about you. Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other’s dream, violators of each other’s sense of home. We are incarnations of each other’s worst historical nightmares. Neighbors? Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor is one Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians and into the hearts of "the enemy." In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the renewal of a Jewish homeland, which he is committed to see succeed as a morally responsible, democratic state in the Middle East. This is the first attempt by an Israeli author to directly address his Palestinian neighbors and describe how the conflict appears through Israeli eyes. Halevi untangles the ideological and emotional knot that has defined the conflict for nearly a century. In lyrical, evocative language, he unravels the complex strands of faith, pride, anger and anguish he feels as a Jew living in Israel, using history and personal experience as his guide. Halevi’s letters speak not only to his Palestinian neighbor, but to all concerned global citizens, helping us understand the painful choices confronting Israelis and Palestinians that will ultimately help determine the fate of the region.

Summary of Yossi Klein Halevi's Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I live on the other side of a concrete wall that cuts through the landscape we share. I can just barely see the checkpoint you must cross to enter Jerusalem, but I sense the checkpoint’s all-pervading presence. #2 I wanted to see if Jews and Muslims could share something of God’s presence, and be religious people together in this place where God’s name is so often invoked to justify abomination. #3 I tried to step out of my own narrative and explore Palestinian historical attachments and the wrongs done against me and my people. I had to confront my own historical perceptions and the reality of the other side. #4 Many Israelis have come to accept the legitimacy of your people’s right to national self-determination. But many Israelis continued to insist that all justice belonged to our side, and that you had no real historical case. But it was then that a significant number of Israelis began to feel differently.

Engaging the Doctrine of Israel

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725291118

Category: Religion

Page: 558

View: 8163


This book is the dogmatic sequel to Levering's Engaging the Doctrine of Marriage, in which he argued that God's purpose in creating the cosmos is the eschatological marriage of God and his people.. God sets this marriage into motion through his covenantal election of a particular people, the people of Israel. Central to this people's relationship with the Creator God are their Scriptures, exodus, Torah, Temple, land, and Davidic kingship. As a Christian Israelology, this book devotes a chapter to each of these topics, investigating their theological significance both in light of ongoing Judaism and in light of Christian Scripture (Old and New Testaments) and Christian theology. The book makes a significant contribution to charting a path forward for Jewish-Christian dialogue from the perspective of post-Vatican II Catholicism.

Ex Auditu - Volume 35

Author: Stephen Chester,Dennis R. Edwards

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725262401

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 3658


Introduction Stephen J. Chester The Church and the Hermeneutical Challenge of Zionism Philip Alexander Response to Alexander William Andrews Another Look at ""Early"" Ideologies of the Land in the Hebrew Bible in Light of Recent Study Lawson Younger Response to Younger J. Nathan Clayton Reading the Gospel of John in the Palestinian Context Yohanna Katanacho Response to Katanacho Madison N. Pierce The Jewish People and Eretz Israel: A Jewish Evaluation of Selected Christian Theological Perspectives Yehiel E. Poupko Response to Poupko Robert Cathey Communities of Forgiveness: A Palestinian Christian Perspective Rula Mansour Response to Mansour Jeff Anderson The Unknown Path: Martin Buber's Zionism and the Making of a Vexed, Atypical Christian Zionist Joel Willitts Response to Willitts Michael Walker Returning to the Heart of the Gospel: A Practical Evangelical Theology of Libera-tion and Call to Action for Christians Engaged in Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine Mae Elise Cannon Response to Cannon Robert Hostetter Teach Us Your Ways, Lord (Micah 4:1-3) Jack Y. Sara Annotated Bibliography on The Holy Land: Biblical Perspectives and Contemporary Conflicts Presenters and Respondents

Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogues for Global Peacebuilding and Stability

Author: Peleg, Samuel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522575863

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

View: 5665


Communication is vital to the prosperity and survival of the community, with the quality of communication amongst its members directly improving or worsening the value of the community. However, with the increase in immigration and relocation of refugees, the need to accommodate diverse cultural groups becomes imperative for the viability and survivability of a community while posing challenges to communication. Intercultural and interfaith dialogue can be used constructively to cultivate, manage, and sustain diversity and wellbeing in particularly deeply divided communities. Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogues for Global Peacebuilding and Stability is a critical research publication that explores the importance of conflict resolution strategies among populations that include a varied amalgamation of cultural and religious backgrounds. With the increasing emphasis on intercultural understanding promoted by governments, civil societies, and international mediators, this book offers relevant remedies for major afflictions in the world today, such as exclusion, marginalization, xenophobia, and racism. It is ideal for government officials, policymakers, activists, diplomats, lawyers, international trade and commerce agencies, religious institutions, academicians, researchers, and students working in a variety of disciplines including political science, international relations, law, communication, sociology, and cultural studies.

Israel Denial

Author: Cary Nelson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253045045

Category: Religion

Page: 658

View: 9441


Israel Denial is the first book to offer detailed analyses of the work faculty members have published—individually and collectively--in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement; it contrasts their claims with options for promoting peace. The faculty discussed here have devoted a significant part of their professional lives to delegitimizing the Jewish state. While there are beliefs they hold in common—including the conviction that there is nothing good to say about Israel—they also develop distinctive arguments designed to recruit converts to their cause in novel ways. They do so both as writers and as teachers; Israel Denial is the first to give substantial attention to anti-Zionist pedagogy. No effort to understand the BDS movement’s impact on the academy and public policy can be complete without the kind of understanding this book offers. A co-publication of the Academic Engagement Network

Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By

Author: Georgette F. Bennett Ph.D.

Publisher: Wicked Son

ISBN: 164293612X

Category: History

Page: 406

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Set against the backdrop of the Syrian civil war and the massive humanitarian crisis it produced, Georgette Bennett tells the largely untold story of how sworn enemies—Syrians and Israelis, Jews and Muslims—came to trust each other with their lives in order to alleviate terrible suffering. The dramatic tale of their unlikely collaboration illustrates what a few determined individuals can do in the face of inertia, inefficiency, and widespread indifference. It also shows how the novel concept of humanitarian diplomacy offers a beacon of hope for all the hate-based clashes occurring around the world today.

Understanding Covenants and Communities

Author: Mark Diamond,Andrew Reed

Publisher: CCAR Press

ISBN: 0881233625

Category: Religion

Page: 431

View: 9700


A joint publication between CCAR Press and Brigham Young University. Interfaith dialogues of understanding are valuable both for challenging individuals to articulate their beliefs and practices in a careful way and for deepening connections between people of different faiths. The Jewish and Latter-day Saint communities have at times been at odds, yet they share a number of significant historical and communal bonds. Understanding Covenants and Communities comes out of the Jewish--Latter-day Saint Academic Dialogue Project, a groundbreaking interfaith encounter between these two religious communities. The fruit of five conferences held semiannually since 2016, the volume addresses such themes as theological foundations, sacred scriptures, lived experience and worship, and culture and politics. Readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of the Jewish and Latter-day Saint traditions and how the two faith communities can engage in a meaningful dialogue.

Saying Peace

Author: Jack Marsh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438482663

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 475


Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements. Levinas's big idea is that our lived sense of moral obligation occurs in an immediate experience of the otherness of the Other, and that moral meaning is grounded in alterity rather than identity. Yet he also held what seemed an inconsiderate, or "eurocentric," view of other cultural traditions. In Saying Peace, Jack Marsh explores this problem, testing the coherence and adequacy of Levinas's central philosophical claims. Using a twofold method of reconstruction and critique, Marsh conducts a holistic immanent evaluation of Levinas's major works, showing how the problem of eurocentrism, and abiding ambiguities in Levinas's political and religious thought, can be traced back to specific problems in his general philosophical methodology. Marsh offers an original analysis of Levinas's method that verifies and extends existing critical work by Jacques Derrida, Robert Bernasconi, Judith Butler, and others. This is the first book to foreground the normative question of chauvinism in Levinas's work, and the first to perform a holistic critical diagnosis of his general philosophical method. Jack Marsh received his PhD in philosophy from Binghamton University, State University of New York, and is a PhD candidate in theology at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the coeditor (with Matthew Burch and Irene McMullin) of Normativity, Meaning, and the Promise of Phenomenology.

The Star and the Scepter

Author: Emmanuel Navon

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0827618581

Category: History

Page: 496

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The first all-encompassing book on Israel's foreign policy and the diplomatic history of the Jewish people, The Star and the Scepter retraces and explains the interactions of Jews with other nations from the ancient kingdoms of Israel to modernity. Starting with the Hebrew Bible, Emmanuel Navon argues that one cannot grasp Israel's interactions with the world without understanding how Judaism's founding document has shaped the Jewish psyche. He sheds light on the people of Israel's foreign policy through the ages: the ancient kingdoms of Israel, Jewish diasporas in Europe from the Middle Ages to the emancipation, the emerging nineteenth-century Zionist movement, and Zionist diplomacy following World War I and surrounding World War II. Navon elucidates Israel's foreign policy from the birth of the state in 1948 to our days: the dilemmas and choices at the beginning of the Cold War; Israel's attempts to establish periphery alliances; the Arab-Israeli conflict; Israel's relations with Europe, the United States, Russia, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the United Nations, and the Jewish diasporas; and how twenty-first-century energy geopolitics is transforming Israel's foreign relations today. Navon's analysis is rooted in two central ideas, represented by the Star of David (faith) and the scepter (political power). First, he contends that the interactions of Jews with the world have always been best served by combining faith with pragmatism. Second, Navon shows how the state of Israel owes its diplomatic achievements to national assertiveness and hard power--not only military strength but economic prowess and technological innovation. Demonstrating that diplomacy is a balancing act between ideals and realpolitik, The Star and the Scepter draws aspirational and pragmatic lessons from Israel's exceptional diplomatic history.