Home > Peace in the Arts > James Carroll blasts Christian right, Netanyahu | Americans for Peace Now

James Carroll blasts Christian right, Netanyahu | Americans for Peace Now

APN yesterday hosted award winning novelist James Carroll for a conversation about Jerusalem on the occasion of “Jerusalem Day,” a national Israeli holiday marking the so-called “reunification of Jerusalem.”

Carroll had strong words about the fundamentalist Christian right’s support for of the most extremist Israeli ultra-nationalists, who reject any territorial compromise with the Palestinians.

Carroll’s new book “Jerusalem, Jerusalem” reflects on the relationship between “celestial Jerusalem,” a city holy to the world’s chief monotheistic religions, and “terrestrial Jerusalem,” a poor bi-national city, divided and tortured by conflict.

Carroll is a former Catholic priest and an expert on the intersection of politics and religion. He sharply criticized fundamentalist Christians for further fueling the Arab-Israeli conflict rather than contributing to resolve it.

Read more here: James Carroll blasts Christian right, Netanyahu – Americans for Peace Now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

What is 17 + 21 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)
I footnotes