Whose Promised Land?
The Continuing Conflict Over Israel and Palestine
A fully revised and updated edition of a classic book on Israel and Palestine
The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has profoundly affected the Middle East for almost seventy years and shows no sign of ending. It remains a huge political and humanitarian problem.
Writing from the perspective of someone who has lived and worked in the Middle East at various times since 1968, the author explains the roots of the problem and outlines the arguments of the main parties involved. He also explores legitimate and illegitimate ways of using the Bible in relation to the conflict. This new and fully updated edition includes the history of the area since 9/11, the impact of the Gulf wars, the Intifada, the building of the security wall, and the increased importance of Hamas.