Weathered by Miracles: A History of Palestine from Bonaparte and Muhammad Ali to Ben-Gurion and the Mufti
In "Weathered by Miracles," Thomas Idinopulos tells the story of that one explosive moment in Palestine's long history that began with Napoleon's invasion of the Middle East in 1798 and concluded with the founding of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948. Here was the dramatic confrontation of world empires, the clash of Islam with the Christian West, the fateful ties of politics and religion, and the extraordinary transformation of Palestine from wasteland to dynamic country.
Palestine in the 150 years after Bonaparte's invasion became a dynamic country. Mr. Idinopulos tells this story with special attention to the fateful ties between politics and religion. He shows how, despite their many good works, the presence and power of Western Christians provoked the enmity of Muslims, who later fixed their resentment on the Zionists as an instrument of foreign domination. Thus the reclamation of Palestine planted the seed for the larger and bloodier conflict between Arabs and Jews that would follow in the second half of the 20th century.
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Idinopulos (religious studies, Miami Univ.; Jerusalem Blessed, Jerusalem Cursed, LJ 11/15/91) claims that it was Napoleon's 1798 thrust into the Middle East that opened the eyes of the European powers ... Read full review
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