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  • 1. Holy Land: Holy Trouble! The 20th Century has been a hotbed of Holy Land tensionsMonday, February 6, 2012
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  • 3. Holy Lands - RomanMonday, February 6, 2012
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  • 6. Holy Land Sacred to Jewish Why? Jerusalem = ancient capital city this region is considered their ancestral homeland (before they were kicked out back around 500 BCE!) Jerusalem has Western or W ailing W - of the Second a$ Temple - most sacred site in JudaismMonday, February 6, 2012
  • 7. Holy Land Sacred to i Why? It’s a$ about Jesus Christ! Christians regard Jesus as their Messiah and Saviour - messenger om God Holy Land (Bethlehem + Jerusalem)- places where Jesus was born, crucified and resurrected This area became Christian a)er the Roman Emperor Constantine forced everyone to adopt Christianity (313)Monday, February 6, 2012
  • 8. Sacred to Islam Why? Jerusalem - place where Mohammad (Muslim’s Messiah, next a)er Jesus) ascended to heaven 3rd most sacred site in Islam Holy Lands conquered by Muslims in 7th CenturyMonday, February 6, 2012
  • 9. Holy Land Has been largely in the Muslim World since the 7th century: Seljuk Turks, Ottoman Empire WWI - Ottoman Empire breaks up a)er losing (they joined Germany and lost). Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Kuwait are created. These “countries” had never existed beforeMonday, February 6, 2012
  • 10. 20th Century 1917 - Britain gives the OK for Jewish folks to start immigrating to Palestine 1920‘s-30‘s: Jewish numbers grow in Palestine 1930’s - Hitler’s rising power = rising tensions against Jewish people in Germany WW11 + Holocaust: mi$ions of Jewish people ki$ed in EuropeMonday, February 6, 2012
  • 11. Effects ofWorld War 11 Post-Holocaust: The world is ashamed Jewish people need a safe place to go Many believe they need to create a homeland somewhere But where? Wherever they go wi$ cause tensions with the local people... (eg: Europeans “discovering” America)Monday, February 6, 2012
  • 12. Holocaust Solution? Palestine was chosen as a safe place for Jewish people to create a new homeland - where they wi$ be safe om persecution Reasons? i) Ancient Jewish Holy Land ii) Jewish people have been moving there since 1917Monday, February 6, 2012
  • 13. What problems might this lead to?Monday, February 6, 2012
  • 14. Holy Lands Today there are constant tensions in the Holy Land between Palestinians (who are mainly Muslim but also Jewish + Christian) and Jewish settlers. Hundreds of people die and live in fear every year in Palestine and Israel as a resultMonday, February 6, 2012
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  • 16. Rabbi Yisroel Dovid WeissMonday, February 6, 2012
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