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Oct 4, 2016, 10:52 PM
The Unlike Solution on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict of Narratives
I have finally made it through Anthony D. Smith's “The Ethnic Origins of Nations”, and feel all the more enriched by a deeper understanding of the roots of nations and nationalism, particularly when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
Sep 30, 2016, 10:45 AM
Nations, Nationalism and Zionism
Every now and then I stumble upon a discussion about Zionism and Israel. Most often these discussions are characterized by two opposing perceptions of Zionism. The first states that Zionism is an evil atheist/Satanic anti-Jewish ideology, attempting to destroy,...
Aug 10, 2016, 4:20 PM
Jews, Muslims, and Interfaith Dialogue
I'm working on a two-part article on my blog, focusing on the comparative study of revelation and law in Judaism and Islam. While the subject definitely is interesting enough to write about here, I still felt like writing about...
Aug 4, 2016, 1:05 PM
Religious Radicals, Terror and Fundamentalism
Terror seems to have become the norm, even outside of the Middle East. Most often it seems to be caused by radical Islamist, making people suspicious of Muslims as a whole. The reactions are often typical. There are those wanting...
Jul 22, 2016, 7:15 PM
Clash of Jewish-Israeli Identities
Back in March a Pew survey of Israel, fittingly named "Israel's Religiously Divided Society", was published. It had a lot of interesting information on a number of subjects of broad interest for most, such as the mutual attitudes between Israeli...
Peter Kaltoft is from Denmark, and moved to Israel in 2010. He reads and writes about religion and society. Subjects for the blog will typically be focused on religion in Israel, Jewish-Muslim relations, religious identity, and fundamentalism