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Israel and Zionism in the Eyes of Palestinian Christian Theologians

Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv-Yafo 69978, Israel
Religions 2019, 10(8), 487; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10080487
Received: 31 May 2019 / Revised: 23 July 2019 / Accepted: 1 August 2019 / Published: 19 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Return of Religious Antisemitism?)
Christian activism in the Arab–Israeli conflict and theological reflections on the Middle East have evolved around Palestinian liberation theology as a theological–political doctrine that scrutinizes Zionism, the existence of Israel and its policies, developing a biblical hermeneutics that reverses the biblical narrative, in order to portray Israel as a wicked regime that operates in the name of a fallacious primitive god and that uses false interpretations of the scriptures. This article analyzes the theological political–theological views applied to the Arab–Israeli conflict developed by Geries Khoury, Naim Ateek, and Mitri Raheb—three influential authors and activists in different Christians denominations. Besides opposing Zionism and providing arguments for the boycott of Israel, such conceptualizations go far beyond the conflict, providing theological grounds for the denial of Jewish statehood echoing old anti-Jewish accusations. View Full-Text
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Zionism; Christianity; antisemitism Palestine; Israel; Zionism; Christianity; antisemitism
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Quer, G.M. Israel and Zionism in the Eyes of Palestinian Christian Theologians. Religions 2019, 10, 487.

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