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Moshe Sharon

Moshe Sharon ("Hebrew: משה שָׁרוֹן‎‎; born December 18, 1937) is an "Israeli historian of "Islam who has been called ""Israel's greatest "Middle East scholar."[1]

He is currently Professor Emeritus of Islamic and "Middle Eastern Studies at the "Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he serves as Chair in "Bahá'í Studies.[2][3]

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Background and education[edit]

Sharon was born in "Haifa in 1937. He joined the faculty of Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1965 and would go on to earn a "Ph.D. at the same institution in 1971. He served as an Arab Affairs adviser to Prime Minister "Menachem Begin and served in the "Ministry of Defense, during which took part in the negotiations for peace with "Egypt. Sharon established the Centre of "Jewish Studies at the "University of the Witwatersrand, which he directed while serving as director of the "World Zionist Organization branch in "Johannesburg.[4] In 1999 he was appointed to the chair of "Bahá'í Studies at Hebrew University.[5] Sharon serves as a policy expert for the Ariel Center for Policy Research.[6] He and his wife, Judy, have six children.[7]

Research interests[edit]

Moshe Sharon has written about early "Islamic history and the development of "Shia Islam. He is a specialist in "Arabic "epigraphy and "papyrology, with his opus being Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae. In 2005 he published the first translation into "Hebrew of "Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the holy book of the Bahá'í faith, and included a study of the history and theology of the religion.

Views[edit]

Moshe Sharon has given many presentations at international conferences and been interviewed by numerous media outlets on a variety of contemporary and historical topics.

Bahá'í Faith[edit]

Moshe Sharon is interviewed in the 2007 Israeli documentary film, "Bahais in My Backyard."[8][9] In the interview he states that the only Bahá'í academic chair in the world is in Israel due to his efforts in convincing Hebrew University to establish one and his efforts in finding a benefactor to fund the position. He also says that there are no descendants of "Bahá'u'lláh in Israel.[10] Despite Sharon's denial of the existence of such relatives, there are, in fact, dozens, and one of Bahá'u'lláh's great-granddaughters is featured in the film.[11][12] Furthermore, even at the time of the interview, there were other Bahá'í academic chairs in existence, such as the ones established at "Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, a state university in "Madhya Pradesh in 1991 and at the "University of Maryland in 1993.[13][14]

Islam[edit]

Moshe Sharon believes that "Western leaders fail to understand "Islam.[15] He says that "There is no fundamental Islam. There is only Islam full stop."[16] Citing the conflict in "Yugoslavia, Sharon continues that "Wherever you have Islam, you will have war. It grows out of the attitude of Islamic civilization."[17] He furthermore argues that not only is there "open war, but there's also war by infiltration."[18]

Israeli–Palestinian conflict[edit]

Regarding the "Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Moshe Sharon has said that there is "no possibility of peace between Israel and the "Palestinians whatsoever, for ever" and that peace agreements with "Arabs are "pieces of paper, parts of tactics, strategies...with no meaning."[19][20] He opposed the "Oslo peace accords and believes the dismantling the "Israeli settlements, which he terms "expulsions," serve to "increase the appetite of the other side and only achieve the killing of "Jews."[21]

Iran[edit]

Moshe Sharon said in an interview that "The only way to avoid military confrontation with "Iran is to leave this military confrontation to powers bigger than Israel."[22]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eydar, Dror (July 1, 2016). "We got what we wanted". "Israel Hayom. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Moshe Sharon". Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Moshe Sharon". Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Faculty of Humanities, Chair in Baha'i Studies. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Moshe Sharon". International Institute for Counter-Terrorism. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Moshe Sharon". Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Faculty of Humanities, Chair in Baha'i Studies. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Moshe Sharon". Ariel Center for Policy Research. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Moshe Sharon". Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ Bahais in My Backyard, A Belfilms Production (in Hebrew and English). Israel: firsthandfilms.com. 2007. Event occurs at 12 minutes, 10 seconds. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  9. ^ Schory, Noemi (April 17, 2010). "Producer's Statement". Bahais in My Backyard, A Belfilms Production. firsthandfilms.com. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ Bahais in My Backyard, A Belfilms Production (in Hebrew and English). Israel: firsthandfilms.com. 2007. Event occurs at 12 minutes, 10 seconds. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ Bahais in My Backyard, A Belfilms Production (in Hebrew and English). Israel: firsthandfilms.com. 2007. Event occurs at 13 minutes, 50 seconds. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Behai, Shua Ullah; Bahai, Negar (December 5, 2014). "A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith: Foreword by Maliha and Negar Bahai". In Stetson, Eric. A Lost History of the Baha'i Faith: The Progressive Tradition of Baha'u'llah's Forgotten Family. Vox Humri Media. "ISBN "978-0692331354. 
  13. ^ "Baha’I Chair for Studies in Development". Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Bahai Chair for World Peace". University of Maryland. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  15. ^ Lappin, Yaakov (September 6, 2014). "Expert: No peace with Muslims, ever". Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  16. ^ Sharon, Moshe (December 24, 2003). "The Agenda of Islam - A War Between Civilizations". Betar UK. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  17. ^ Sharon, Moshe (December 24, 2003). "The Agenda of Islam - A War Between Civilizations". Betar UK. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  18. ^ Sharon, Moshe (December 24, 2003). "The Agenda of Islam - A War Between Civilizations". Betar UK. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  19. ^ Lappin, Yaakov (September 6, 2014). "Expert: No peace with Muslims, ever". "Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  20. ^ HaLevi, Ezra (September 6, 2015). "Islamic History Expert: Muslim Peace with Israel? Never!". "Arutz Sheva. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  21. ^ Baruch, Hezki (July 27, 2015). "Expert: Israeli Leaders Haven't Learned from Gush Katif". "Arutz Sheva. 
  22. ^ Lappin, Yaakov (September 6, 2014). "Expert: No peace with Muslims, ever". Yedioth Ahronoth. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
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