My recent post on the connection between certain kinds of end-times expectation and ongoing crises in the Middle East generated some discussion. Here are links to some things related to this topic that have turned up on other blogs.
Richard Hall links to the text of a lecture by Amy Jill Levine: “Old Habits Die Hard: A Critique of Recent Christian Statements on Israel.”
Velveteen Rabbi discusses the tension between the celebration and mourning that mark the anniversary of the creation of the modern state of Israel. HT Richard Hall
Joel Watts rejects the claim that either you are for Israel or you are for the terrorists.
David Sessions discusses Sarah Palin’s statements about Israel.
The Art Newspaper discusses the archaeological and artifact issues connected with Israeli and Palestinian statehood.
Deane Galbraith mentions the difficulties of claiming that land belonged to one’s ancestors.