By Walter Laqueur
From essentially the most individual historians of our time comes the definitive common background of the Zionist move.
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In Pharmacy in 1990, both from the University of Bonn. Mahmoud F. Hegazi is Rector of Nur-Mubarak Egyptian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan and Emeritus Professor of Arabic Linguistics at Cairo University. He received his PhD in 1965 from the University of Munich. Maher Jarrar is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Civilization Studies Program and at the Department of Arabic, American University of Beirut, and serves as director for the Center for Arts and Humanities of the same institution.
Wieringa is Professor of Indonesian Philology (with Special Reference to Islamic Cultures) at the University of Cologne. He received his PhD in 1994 from the University of Leiden. xliv LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS Thomas Würtz is an Academic Associate at the Catholic Academy, Berlin, and a guest-lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Free University of Berlin. He received his PhD from Zurich University. Mahmoud Zakzouk is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at al-Azhar University. He received his PhD in 1968 from the University of Munich.
8 Likewise, there are the many reassuring Quranic visions of eternal joy and life in the hereafter, some of which have come to be seen as emblematic, if not definitive, of Muslim faith. These include verbal pictures of the dwellers of paradise inhabiting lush gardens: “They will have Gardens of lasting bliss graced with flowing streams. There they will be adorned with bracelets of gold. There they will wear green garments of fine silk and brocade. There they will be comfortably seated on soft chairs.
A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel by Walter Laqueur