Rhodes, Fred
January 2005
Middle East;Jan2005, Issue 352, p65
This article focuses on the book "The Myths of Zionism," by John Rose. This is a controversial book. It is a critical account of the historical, political and cultural roots of Zionism. The author demonstrates how this powerful political force is based in mythology. many of these stories as with other mythologies have no basis in fact. However, because Zionism is a living political force, these myths have been used to justify very real and political ends, namely the expulsion and continuing persecution of the Palestinians. He provides a detailed exploration of Judaism's links to the Middle East and asserts that Zionism makes many false claims on Jewish religion and history and, if there is ever to be peace and reconciliation in the land of Palestine, this intellectual dishonesty must be addressed.


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