Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land
Author Mark Braverman explains how the Jewish yearning for safety and self determination and the Christian effort to atone for centuries of anti-Jewish persecution have combined to suppress the conversations urgently needed to bring about peace in historic Palestine. The book charts Braverman's journey as an American Jew struggling with the difficult realities of modern Israel. Braverman offers bold, fresh insights on the realities of the conflict from his unique Jewish perspective, offering up the controversial opinion that standing up for justice for the Palestinian people is not anti-Semitic. Vividly describing the spiritual and psychological forces driving the discourse, Braverman turns to the prophets' cry for justice and Jesus' transformative ministry to show the way forward. The book concludes with a call to action, specific steps needed to bring about a just peace, and resources for further study. Fatal Embrace features a foreword by noted Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.