Orthodox and Communist: A History of a Christian Community in Mandate Palestine and Israel

Author: Merav Mack

Publisher/Publication: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Volume/Issue: 42(4)

DOI/ISBN: 10.1080/13530194.2014.1002386

The article delves into the history of the Orthodox community during the Ottoman and British Mandate periods, focusing on the Greek Orthodox Church and examines the historical, religious and political circumstances that first created the overlap between Orthodoxy and Communism. The author then turns to examine the particular circumstances in the history of Israel that helped sustain and deepen this complex religious-political situation, concerning the Christian community.