Israel / Palestine

If you don’t like the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, blame Jesus!

Those that are regular readers of this blog, know that I think and write often about the Israeli/Palestine conflict.  I thought I had a deep knowledge of this subject and was really surprised when I learned about the importance of the Christian Zionist movement. About seventy million evangelist born-again Christians in the United States believe … Continue reading

Israel / Palestine

Israel/Palestine, my prediction for the future: A Palestinian State but no peace agreement

In my last post on the topic of Israel/Palestine, I laid out a number of possible scenarios. It was not an exhaustive list. The purpose of this post is to suggest what I think will happen. But I need to make a disclaimer first. It is extremely hard to predict what will happen in this part of the world. While there are clear forces at work, there is also a lot of random events that can shape the future. Never the less, I am going to give it a try. I could also not deal with each and every issue.
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Israel / Middle East / Palestine

Israel/Palestine: The Future Part I-Key Assumptions

We are almost at the end of my series on Israel and Palestine. All the other posts have dealt with the history and the current situation. My next posts will explore what might happen in the future. I will do that by first considering my assumptions in this post. The following post will outline the various alternatives I have considered. In my final post, I will choose the scenario I consider most likely and explain why. Then I will be done on this topic at least for a while. Continue reading