Narrating the Middle East Narratives
John skips the boralogue this week to delve immediately into two
core ideas determining how Americans view the Middle East.
The first involves narratives about Middle East history, which
determine how one views the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Dr.
Steve Carol, Ph.D., retired professor of Modern Middle East history
(www.middleeastradioforum.org), joins the program for a narrative
covering who owned the land Israel occupies for the last two millennia.
The second item revolves around Christian biblical eschatology and
the role of Israel in prophecy, especially if a denomination
believes in replacement theology. Dexter van Zile (www.camera.org)
reports on the latest mainline churches that are virulently anti-Israeli.