For the Land and the Lord: Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel

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Council on Foreign Relations, 1988 - Political Science - 244 pages
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Page 75 - And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Page x - Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.
Page 184 - ... when it set out on the Utopian return to Zion. It is a readiness which no longer allows itself to be fed on hopes. Born out of the horror and destruction that was Jewish history in our generation, it is bound to history itself and not to meta-history; it has not given itself up totally to messianism. Whether or not Jewish history will be able to endure this entry into the concrete realm without perishing in the crisis of the messianic claim...
Page 32 - Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, And be glad with her, all ye that love her; Rejoice for joy with her, All ye that mourn for her; 'That ye may suck, and be satisfied With the breast of her consolations; That ve may drink deeply with delight Of the abundance of her glory.
Page 24 - ... have the Rabbis any tradition with regard to these matters. They are guided solely by what the scriptural texts seem to imply. Hence there is a divergence of opinion on the subject. But be that as it may, neither the exact sequence of those events nor the details thereof constitute religious dogmas. No one should ever occupy himself with the legendary themes or spend much time on midrashic statements bearing on this and like subjects. He should not deem them of prime importance, since they lead...
Page 108 - Lebanon is part of the Land of Israel we must declare that we have no intention of leaving. We must declare that Lebanon is flesh of our flesh, as is Tel Aviv and Haifa, and that we do this by right of the moral power granted to us in the Torah. Our leaders should have entered Lebanon and Beirut without hesitation, and killed every single one of them. Not a memory or a trace should have remained ... We should have entered Beirut at any price, without regard to our own casualties, because we are speaking...
Page x - By these the king allowed the Jews who were in every city to gather and defend their lives, to destroy, to slay, and to annihilate any armed force of any people or province that might attack them, with their children and women, and to plunder their goods...
Page 202 - Joseph Klausner, The Messianic Idea in Israel from its Beginning to the Completion of the Mishnah...
Page 22 - If you have a sapling in your hand, and it is said to you, Behold, there is the Messiah — go on with your planting, and afterward go out and receive him. And if the youths say to you, Let us go up and build the Temple, do not listen to them. But if the elders say to you, Come, let us destroy the Temple...
Page 32 - Jewish original creativity, whether in the realm of ideas or in the arena of daily life and action, is impossible except in Eretz Yisrael).™ In the Holy Land...

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Lustick, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, is a specialist on Middle Eastern politics, with particular reference to Israel and Arab-Israeli relations. He is President of the Association for Israel Studies.

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