Category Archives: Israel, Palestine, & Islam

The Western View of Israel

For the sake of this discussion, the Western view of Israel  will primarily be the American view of Israel.  Most would agree that America has been the dominant force in the world since at least World War II.  For the … Continue reading

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The Palestinian Refugee: A Muslim or Jewish Creation?

Originally posted as a response to a question posed on Part 2 in the series on Israel, the following is a short and concise commentary for those that erroneously assume the Palestine refugee was a product of Israeli aggression. For … Continue reading

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Four Israels Part III: The Islamic view of Israel (in quotes).

Part three in this series of four will take a slightly different approach than the others.  Rather than trying to construct an Islamic view of Israel based on an investigative analysis of history, this writing will simply let those in … Continue reading

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Four Israels Part II: Palestine, Palestinians, and Refugees…

Palestine is not a country or a state, it is a territory. The name Palestine is the English word that most likely came from the Romans who called the area Palaestina after they drove out most of the Jews in … Continue reading

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Four Israels: Part I – The Jewish Israel

Perhaps a well rounded perspective of any entity is to consider it through the eyes of the differing people looking at it.  Of course that could be an endless pursuit; however, if done with due diligence such a method could … Continue reading

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Israel, Palestine, Islam, and the rest of us.

For far too long my understanding of the Middle East has been relegated to the scattered and often biased reporting of a mainstream media that seems even less informed than myself.  It’s true that up until the last few years I … Continue reading

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