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dc.contributor.authorCohen, G. Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-01T19:09:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-01T19:09:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Cohen, G. Daniel. "Elusive Neutrality: Christian Humanitarianism and the Question of Palestine, 1948-1967." Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 5, no. 2 (2014) University of Pennsylvania Press: 183-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hum.2014.0016.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/76324
dc.description.abstract This article examines the history of Protestant humanitarian interventions on behalf of Palestinian refugees between 1948 and 1967. Deeply concerned with Arab suffering, Protestant churches organized under the World Council of Churches were also theologically committed to a new “Christian approach to the Jews” in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Commitment to neutrality, however, could not keep politics at bay. Indeed, the hallmark of Protestant humanitarianism in the Middle East was a permanent struggle between claims of justice and impartial benevolence, universal human rights and Christian Zionism, empathy for Palestinian victimhood and identification with Jews as symbols of historical injustice.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
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dc.title Elusive Neutrality: Christian Humanitarianism and the Question of Palestine, 1948-1967
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development
dc.subject.keywordWorld Council of Churches
Palestinian refugees
humanitarianism
philo-semitism
Christian Zionism
Elfan Rees
United Nations Work and Relief Agency
Count Folke Bernadotte
dc.citation.volumeNumber 5
dc.citation.issueNumber 2
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hum.2014.0016
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 183
dc.citation.lastpage 210


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