edited by

Michael Prior

Of this book Archbishop Desmond Tutu says:

‘In our struggle for justice and peace in South Africa we had to learn to speak—and listen to—hard truths. Our experience should encourage all who strive for justice and peace in the Holy Land .

My visits to the Holy Land remind me so much of South Africa : apartheid is back, complete with the ‘Separation Wall' and bantustans. History, it seems, repeats itself. Yet, if peace could come to South Africa , surely it can come also to the Holy Land .

I welcome this book that exposes some of the hardest truths about Israel-Palestine. The distinguished contributors—from Israel , Palestine , the US , the UK and Ireland , women and men, Jews, Christians and Muslims—speak their Truth. Reconciliation will follow later.'



Foreword— Desmond Tutu

Zionism and the Challenge of Historical Truth and Morality— Michael Prior Zionism, Christianity and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict—

Herman Ruether and Rosemary Radford Ruether

State of Denial : the Nakbah in i sraeli History and Today— Ilan Pappé Why We Remember Deir Yassin— Daniel McGowan

The International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem : a Case Study in Political

Christian Zionism— Stephen Sizer

Mainstream Christian Zionism— Peter Miano

Politics and Multi-Faith in the Holy Land : a challenge for Christians—

Duncan Macpherson

Theologising, Truth and Peacemaking in the Palestinian Experience— Jean Zaru

Speaking the Truth to Jews— Paul Eisen

The right of return and its detractors— Naseer Aruri

Waking the Sleeping Giant— Betsy Barlow


Publication March 2004

216 x 135 mm; approx. 256 pages, paperback; £12.95

ISBN 1 901764 26 5

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