Conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians has been ongoing since the creation of the state of Israel, a conflict revolving around land-ownership, water politics, human rights, and religious rights. 'Shalom/Salaam/Peace' examines the realities of life in contemporary Israel/Palestine, with its politics, wars, security wall, settlements and ongoing struggles. Having established the historical, scriptural and theological context behind the present situation, the book presents key figures who have promoted peace and justice and explores liberation theology as a way of bringing peace in Israel/Palestine. Combining the history of liberation theology with its lived reality in Israel/Palestine today, 'Shalom/Salaam/Peace' is an illuminating resource for students and scholars of politics and religion.
Introduction: From the Particular to the Global and Back to the ProjectChapter One: The Land of Israel/PalestineThe Land as PlaceJerusalemThe Ownership of LandThe Theology of the LandGenerations of God Gifting the LandConquering in the Name of GodOne God: Three FaithsThe Word of GodThe Word from a Palestinian Christian PerspectiveThe Word from a Palestinian Muslim PerspectiveThe Word from a Jewish PerspectiveThe Land in Modern Day Israel/PalestineSettlers and SettlementsThe Establishment of the State of IsraelZionism: Secular and ReligiousPolitics, Wars and New BeginningsPeacemakers: Jewish, Christian and MuslimThe Wall, the Fence, the BarrierThe Law Ancient, the Reality TodayChapter Two: Liberation TheologyExodusPeacemakers Versus Disturbers of the PeaceLiberation Theology and Vatican TwoEconomic Development and Developing RevolutionsFounders of Liberation TheologyLeaders and Martyrs of the RevolutionMartyrs of Liberation TheologyBase Christian Communities (Communidades de Base)Liberation Theology in North AmericaLiberation Theology: Jewish and IslamicLiberation Theology: Palestinian ChristianPalestinian Resistance GroupsThe Peacemakers in Israel/PalestineIsraeli Jewish Peace GroupsPalestinian Christian and Muslim Peace GroupsInternational Peace GroupsTragedy Behind the TheologyConclusion