Awaiting The End: The Eschatology of American-Israeli Relations
Beginning in the late 19th century, Zionism – the desire by Jews for a Jewish homeland – began to emerge as a dominating geopolitical movement. By the time Israel gained statehood in 1948, Zionism's definition expanded to encapsulate competing Jewish and Christian theologies, as well as ethnic and political philosophies. I argue that religious Zionism has permeated the political discourse and created an American Zionism that creates a view of the Middle East that influences the way Americans talk about Israel, Arabs, and Muslims. This paper argues it is important for Americans to understand a ...
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