The conflict over the Promised Land ultimately revolves around the right of succession or inheritance. Against this background, Jordanian tribal leader Sheikh Ahmad Adwan caused a stir when he declared that the Holy Land rightfully belongs to the Jews.
At the same time, several Israeli media outlets reported on the escalating religious struggle for the Holy Land. In his new book "To Whom Does This Land Belong?", Israeli Professor Nissim Dana examines the numerous Islamic passages according to which Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) was and still is promised to the Children of Israel.
The religious aspect of the conflict is beginning to rival the political in the hearts and minds of many Israelis.
The rest of this important article appears in the April 2014 issue of Israel Today Magazine.
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