The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount

The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount

Gershom Gorenberg


during this provocative paintings, professional journalist Gershom Gorenberg portrays a perilous mixture of non secular extremism, violence, and Mideast politics, as expressed within the fight for the sacred middle of Jerusalem. identified to Jews and Christians because the Temple Mount and to Muslims because the Noble Sanctuary, this thirty-five-acre enclosure on the southeast nook of Jerusalem's previous urban is the main contested piece of genuine property on the earth. the following nationalism combines with fundamentalist religion in a risky brew. contributors of the world's 3 significant monotheistic faiths--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--hold this spot to be the major to salvation as they watch for the tip of the area, and fight to satisfy conflicting non secular prophecies with risky political effects. Adroitly portraying American radio evangelists of the top, radical Palestinian sheikhs, and Israeli ex-terrorists, Gorenberg explains why believers desire for the top, and why widespread American fundamentalists supply hard-line aid for Israel whereas waiting for the apocalypse. He is sensible of the messianic fervor that has pushed a few Israeli settlers to oppose peace. And he describes the Islamic apocalyptic visions that solid Israel's activities in Jerusalem as diabolic plots. The finish of Days exhibits how clash over Jerusalem and the fiery trust in apocalypse proceed to have a effective impression on international politics and why a long-lasting peace within the center East maintains to end up elusive.

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