This week’s readings discussed the birth of modern day Israel. Discuss some of the historical circumstances surrounding the animosity and violence in the Middle East, as well as the religious tensions.
Do you believe the violence between Israel and Palestine will ever end? Why or why not? Cite at least 1 Old Testament verse and at least 1 New Testament verse to support your argument
In order to comprehend the present Middle East conflict, we need to understand the history behind those involved in conflict, that is, the Jews and the Arabs. History often connects the relationship between the Jews and the Arabs because both trace their origin to their patriarch Abraham. Both the Christians, Judaism and Islam pay homage to Abraham as one of their patriarchs but “Why do they have conflicts?” is the bone of contention and several historical and religious reasons to trace the root cause of the conflict have been highlighted.
Both the Muslims and the Jews claim Abraham as their pioneer of religion, although through different sons of Abraham. Muslims claim a history through Ishmael, Abrahams’s son born to him by the Sarah’s servant Hagar when Sarah was still barren. While the Jews claim a heritage through Isaac, born to him by Sarah. Hagar is believed to have been mistreated by Sarah what made he...