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Holy land crusadespwrpt

  1. 1. Holy Land: Holy Trouble! The 20th Century has been a hotbed of Holy Land tensionsMonday, February 6, 2012
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  3. 3. Holy Lands - RomanMonday, February 6, 2012
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  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. What problems might this lead to?Monday, February 6, 2012
  14. 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. 16. Rabbi Yisroel Dovid WeissMonday, February 6, 2012
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