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Reply To: What were some of your primary takeaways after reading Matti Friedman’s “There Is No ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’”?

Andrew Langford

What we typically call the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is really part of a bigger struggle. It does not have anything to do with any territorial dispute between Israel and Palestine. Israel and Palestine are reflective of a bigger conflict between two opposing cultures.
Israel and Palestine are an extension of the war between Islam and Hebraic Christianity. Christianity adopted the continuity of Judaism. Islam adopted the discontinuity of Judaism. Christianity hated the Jews and yet adopted Judaism as it’s religious foundations. Islam hated both the Jews and Judaism. The Holy Land, the Land of Israel is at the center of the conflict. Three religions lay and hold claim to the Holy Land and especially to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem and the Land of Israel is central to Judaism as a land promised to the Jews by God. Christianity has its origins in the Land of Israel where Jesus lived as a New, preached the Gospel and the Kingdom, and where He was crucified and buried. Jerusalem is the third holy city to Islam.