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The Bible and Zionism

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The Bible and Zionism

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The Bible and Zionism by Nur Masalha
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Does the bible justify Zionism? Since the foundation of the Israeli state in 1948, Torah and tank have become increasingly inseparable, resulting in the forced expulsion and subjugation of millions of indigenous Palestinians. Nur Masalha's groundbreaking new book traces Zionism's evolution from a secular, settler movement in the late 19th century, to the messianic faith it has become today. He shows how the biblical language of 'chosen people' and 'promised land' has been used by many Christian and Jewish Zionists as the 'title deeds' for Israel, justifying ethnic division and violence. With Edward Said, Masalha argues that a new politics of peace can only be achieved through a single, democratic state, which replaces religious zealotry with secular equality.

Author Biography

DR NUR MASALHA is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Holy Land Research Project at St.Mary's College, University of Surrey, UK. He is Editor of "Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal". His books include: "Imperial Israel and the Palestinians" (2000); and "The Politics of Denial" (2003).
Release date Australia
August 15th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Zed Books Ltd
Pages
384
Dimensions
153x234x153
ISBN-13
9781842777619
Product ID
1935479

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