October 17, 2014 Length: 18:01
Israel is very much in the news these days. The Gaza Conflict, the never-ending attempt at a peace process, the rise of anti-Semitism and the turn against Israel in recent years are very much upon us. As Christians we have a sense that Israel is our spiritual homeland and so we watch with interest and concern. Fr Gabriel introduces us this time to a noteworthy book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, by Ari Shavit, a major Israeli journalist and commentator. This book, which reads like a well-written novel, offers a narrative introduction to the history of contemporary Israel that will grab your attention and that leaves you with the questions that Israel itself faces as the country tries to move forward. This is not a work of either praise or condemnation, but an overview of the paradoxes and complicated issues Israel has either created or faces now and in the future.
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