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By Kurt W. Jefferson

On the sunrise of the twenty-first century, Christianity is having a profound impression on politics worldwide. The quite salient position that faith - particularly Christianity - performs in international affairs is illustrated by means of the increase of evangelical Christian leaders in secular politics in Africa, the makes an attempt at a profound and ancient peace among Palestinian Arabs and Israelis in Israel, and the position of Christianity as a brand new process of trust when you previously adhered to the atheistic and purposely secular imaginative and prescient of the Marxist-Leninist ideology in Russia and the lands of the previous Soviet Union. This publication stories vital political advancements around the globe and explains the place Christianity, in particular in its evangelical varieties, has affected politics and society

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42 Eichmann was then taken furtively to Israel and handed to the police. On May 23, 1960, Prime Minister Ben-Gurion made a terse, yet unequivocal statement to the Knesset: “Adolph Eichmann . . ”43 It was nearly a year later that Eichmann’s trial commenced. Eichmann’s indictment included 15 counts of various criminal actions including war crimes, crimes against the Jewish people, crimes against humanity, and membership in hostile organizations—that is, the SS (the Nazi Elite Guard which served as a kind of political security force headed by Himmler), the Gestapo (the Nazi secret police), and the SD (the intelligence branch of the SS).

33 As has been documented, the twentieth century was mankind’s most violent. . 1100, 148 million people have died as a direct result of warfare around the world. Of that number, 75% died in the twentieth century,34 thus making it the most bloody. 35 However, he argues that the intensity of war increased due to technology, wider swaths of land involved in war, and so on. Political scientist Hans J. Morgenthau affirms the latter corollary to Wright’s study by empirically providing the four major additions to warfare in the age of increased technology and the advent of atomic warfare since August 1945.

Ben-Gurion himself felt the concessions on religious issues would not be as important in order to maintain Zionism, democratic socialism and, most importantly, a strong and indivisible state in terms of defense. Interestingly, the first major roadblock for the first Labor-led government was the refusal by orthodox parties to support the proposed written constitution. The feeling was that a written constitution may try to undermine the role of religion in the inchoate Israeli state, and hence, a loss of influence by the religious parties.

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