The Religious Dimension in US Policy Towards the Palestinian Question

The Religious Dimension in US Policy Towards the Palestinian Question

  • 11 September 2001

The lecture offered a new interpretation on the
traditional interpretation that has so far dominated our
political knowledge and which assumes that Zionism has
progressed because of the presence of Jewish pressure
groups (Jewish lobbies) in decision-making circles. The
speaker examined the roots of Western bias in favor
of Israel and the meaning of “moral” commitment
toward Israel in US political discourse, explaining the
relationship between religion and politics in American
society and the role of the modern Anglo-Saxon
Christian fundamentalist movement in influencing
policies and culture, whether public or individual,
toward the Palestinian question.
Furthermore, the lecture examined the history of
the religious dimension in the Arab–Israeli conflict
in the ancient history and contemporary history,
attempting to interpret the bias in favor of racist and
expansionist policies without regard for human rights
and political and economic interests. It urged greater
focus on the religious dimension in interpreting US
actions in relation to the Palestinian issue.

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Tuesday 11 September 2001

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Tuesday 11 September 2001

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