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Posted May 31, 2008
Not very objective
Randall Price has a very arrogant view on the problem in the Middle East. He doesn't even try to see the problem from the Palestinian side. If you want some objective and reasonable information on what's going on in Israel/Palestine don't even bother with this book. Randall also reveals some islamophobic opinions. This book does nothing to explain why many people in Palestine and Middle Eastern countries are upset with the US and Israel and how leaders use religion to manipulate them. That should be the first step towards peace. Understand why people don't trust 'the West' and stop doing things to fuel their hate.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2005
Unholy War is the theological insight on the current affairs of Israel and its conflict with Palestine and the rest of the Muslim world. Randall Price, the author and PH. D in middle-eastern studies at the University Of Texas gives crystal clear insight on what he truly believes the cause and effects will be on the war with Israel. Before reading the book I had no idea that the conflicts between the two countries went all the way back to the biblical times. Questions to which you will find the answer from reading the book include who are the terrorist, and what are their goals? What is all the fighting about in the Middle East? Why is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so key? And where does America fit into the picture? The book contains a total of twenty chapters, and starts off with the simple question of why are we at war? It explains what dragged The United States, Israel¿s closest ally into the whole battle. Then the book moves progressively into another aspect and shows you the whole picture from two different perspectives the Israeli¿s and the Palestinians. All throughout the book it takes interesting turns and there are little details here and there that piece together the story almost like a puzzle. Randall Price PH.D obtained a degree in Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas in Austin and has since become an active leader in the church. Dr. Price is the co-founder of the World of the Bible Ministries, a missionary group which helps underprivileged believers all around the world. If you think that the Middle Eastern conflict is interesting, or you are a public debater with your friends on the current affairs of the Middle East, pick up this book because it will be the perfect tool for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 25, 2003
A Veritable Gold Mine Of Information On The Middle East.
This is another excellent work by Randall Price which will be of enormous value and assistance to many in understanding the apparent complexities surrounding the ongoing Middle East conflict. The Middle East conflict is analysed from it's very beginning, with most issues being resolved in a question and answer format, but at the same time providing a considerable amount of information. The Palestinian `problem' is also examined with attention being given to the origin of the Palestinian `people' and who they actually are, the refugee issue, the involvement of the UN & the International community and how the Palestinians are funded. Of particular note is that the Palestinian Authority is quoted as spending some ten million Euros per month to sponsor terrorist activities & to fund official hate propaganda in Palestinian schools (textbooks etc) and the official Palestinian media. This is revealed as being the same amount that the Palestinian Authority receives from the European Union. Yasser Arafat himself is quoted as having personal holdings of some $1.3 BILLION. References are provided to substantiate these statements. Special sections are devoted to the `intifadas' and how the conflict has been covered by the media. All of the Arab-Israeli wars are covered in some detail, plus the subjects of Jerusalem, Islamic terrorism & the Iraqi conflict. Important references are also included in relation to the so called `peace process', including the Camp David Accords, the Oslo Accords, UN Resolutions 242 etc., the Saudi `peace' plan and how/why these attempts to resolve the conflict have all failed. Both the Jewish and Arab claims to the Land are examined. Maps and charts are plentifully provided with many myths being dispelled and many facts confirmed. One particularly interesting section describes how Yasser Arafat has used the media to promote the creation and dissemination of a revisionist `Palestinian history'. A process described here where the Palestinian Authority has used the press to gain International recognition as an `independent Arab nation', despite the fact that it has never officially existed as such. Nationalistic actions include the flying of a `Palestinian flag', the election of a `Palestinian President', the adoption of a constitution, declaration of independence, the proclamation of Jerusalem as the `capital of Palestine' and the reception of foreign diplomats at the Palestinian Authority HQ at the Orient House in Jerusalem. The media's attentive reporting of such events helping to establish the perception that the Palestinian Authority is a `legitimate national entity' rather than just a political one. All of this receiving the attention without any media entity reporting that a `Palestinian national entity' has never existed at any time. A procedure which has been exploited within International circles amongst those who find it politically expedient in pursuing their own interests in the region. Without such books as this many could be easily swept along by the media euphoria which can be distort the reality on the ground. This book is a veritable `gold mine' of information on the Middle East and I highly recommend it to everyone. Randall Price's expertise on the Middle East is considerable. He has written many excellent books including `Jerusalem In Prophecy', `Unholy War' & `The Coming Last Days Temple'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.