Saturday, August 18, 2012

David’s City: Defying the Propaganda

by Kenneth L. Hanson, Ph.D. Associate Professor Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando 
author, The Eagle and the Bible: Lessons in Liberty from Holy Writ,  New English Review Press, 2012

Modern Israel has built itself up based on the principle of creating “facts on the ground” – a complete infrastructure for a functioning nation-state – regardless of sanction, or lack thereof, by the international community. But as important as these “facts on the ground are,” imagine, how important it is for the morale of Israelis, surrounded as they are by enemies intent on their annihilation, to come across “facts underground.” Imagine coming to the confirmed archaeological site of the city and, quite possibly, the palace of ancient Israel’s greatest potentate, the illustrious King David.

Friday, August 10, 2012

“Israelity” – One American’s Experience in the World’s Hotspot

It dawned on me that I really ought to circulate certain personal/ life experiences that give me at least a bit of insight on Israel and the Middle East, as a microcosm of many of the issues that face America and the world today. My story involves both adventure and the shock of reality – a rude awakening to the reality of the “culture of death” that pervades much of the Arab world.