The book begins by saying if the reader finds it impossible to contemplate a negative prognosis for the land of Israel you might as well not continue to read. Well I have read because there was such a lot I didn’t know or understand about Israel and I discovered quite a lot of interesting facts along the way.
The Jews have been expelled continuously throughout history as they settled in various counties. They were often disliked but many times recalled because of their business contributions. All in all they have suffered great hostility throughout the years.
In 1908 a young David Ben Gurion walked from Haifa to Jaffa - it took him a day and apart from an occasional tribe of Bedouins and a few Arabs he saw no one. Nobody wanted the place and he thought Palestine just the place for a people who were crying out for a land of their own but the Ottoman Empire who ruled it refused to let it go. The end of WW1 and the collapse of the Turkish Empire the UN arranged for the creation of the State of Israel in Palestine. The Jewish people turned the dessert into farms and communes. Built roads, towns, schools and turned this barren land round into the 20th century. However the land held more Arabs then the Jews imagined and tell of Tel Aviv was built to resist the Arabs.
The great powers of the world have always tried to intervene at peace making. There have been seven wars. Is it religion or just pure hatred of each other?Of course it is not as simple as that and the author goes on to tell us of how Western culture is frowned on in the Islamic lands, all leading from the Crusades many centuries before. He gives us many reasons why there will always be conflict not least being the fact that eventually the Arabs will outnumber the Jews because of their higher birth rate.
Peter Nennhaus gives us many scenarios of what the outcome could be and leaves us to make our own decisions.
Tribal hatred among the Arabs will prevent a happy outcome and the author does not predict the nightmare to end in any of these ways. He does however come up with a solution of moving the Israelis to a certain land in Europe, which he sees would work very well. You must read this interesting book to discover where which and how. He sees it as a bright light at the end of a tunnel and all the pieces of the jigsaw fitting perfectly.
After reading the rest of the book with descriptions of this country, I thought how far-fetched but I was hooked. His arguments are well thought out and brilliant. What a dream and how wonderful if it came to pass and there was peace for the Holy Land at last.
The above review was contributed by: Jessica Roberts:Jessica is a book reviewer for a local newspaper and has reviewed for a national women's magazine too. She has had various articles published in magazines and has now completed her novel. Jessica currently lives in West Yorkshire and enjoys walking in the dales and woodlands as part of her hobby as well as, of course, reviewing books. To read more of Jessica's reviews CLICK HERE
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