Palestine: The Promised Land : Whose Homeland, Arabs or Jews?
Few modern political dilemmas have been more intractable and less comprehensible than hegemony over Palestine. Solutions have been proposed based on demographics, economics, nationalism, mindless prejudice, and an unquenchable thirst for vengeance.Fred Kohler Holbrook's "Palestine - Whose's Homeland? "approaches the question from a perspective founded, remarkably, not in zealotry or greed, but in what he calls "information seeking." And, like a logical man, he begins at the beginning, in Biblical times, unraveling the intertwined stories of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael, Isaac, Mohammed, and Moses, as well as their involvement with Palestine.Mr. Holbrook weaves his argument with dozens of citations from the Old and New Testaments, the Qu'ran, and various books of commentary. If nothing else, the reader will gain a heightened appreciation of the complex interweaving of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures, to the vanished civilizations of the Babylonians and Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and modern contenders, notably the British imperialists, the Zionists, and the radical Islamics - which have fought over and occupied the Holy Land for most of recorded Western history.The author invokes more arcane sources than the Bible and the Qu'ran, including Abrahamist volumes and the scriptures of the Morman Church, of which he is a member. The result is an erudite, well-balanced, and intriguing investigation of the endless strife that hangs over Palestine.
- Paperback | 258 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
- 01 Feb 2012
- Vantage Press
- United States
About Fred Holbrook
Fred Kohler Holbrook was born and raised on a dairy farm where he learned the value of hard work. He holds a B.S. in business management from the University of Utah and an M.S. from Columbia University in hospital administration, achieving Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Now retired from a career as an administrator in both small and medium-sized hospitals, and later as a CEO in charge of large medical centers, the author enjoys researching genealogy, writing, skiing, backpacking, and marathon running.