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Bethlehem Besieged: Stories of Hope in Times of Trouble [Paperback]

By Mitri Raheb (Author)
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Pages   158
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.68" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.54 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2004
Publisher   AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN  0800636538  
EAN  9790800636530  


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Raheb's powerful collection of compelling personal stories--stories of desperation and hope in the midst of lethal conflict--brings the Palestinian/Israeli conflict up close and personal. Raheb's lifelong commitment to his people has kept him in the legendary birthplace of Christianity, even as it has become a flashpoint in the world's most volatile and hate-filled conflict. Yet, even as tanks thunder through Nativity Square, and even as he sees the lives of his friends, his flock, and his family disrupted and destroyed, Raheb also spies seeds of hope. His passionate personal testimony lifts up the stray gesture toward friendship, the brave attempts to rebuild life and livelihood in a destroyed land, and the unquenchable desire for justice and peace.

Publishers Description
The pastor of Christmas Church, a Palestinian Lutheran congregation, Mitri Raheb here presents a powerful collection of compelling personal stories of desperation and hope in the midst of lethal conflict, bringing the Palestinian/Israeli conflict up close and personal. Raheb's lifelong commitment to his people has kept him in the legendary birthplace of Christianity, even as Bethlehem has become a flashpoint in the world's most volatile and hate-filled conflict. His passionate personal testimony lifts up the stray gesture toward friendship, the brave attempts to rebuild life and livelihood in a destroyed land, and the unquenchable desire for justice and peace.

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More About Mitri Raheb

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Mitri Raheb is the President of Diyar Consortium and of Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem, as well as the president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land in addition to being the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine. The most widely published Palestinian theologian to date, Dr. Raheb is the author of 16 books including: Das Reformatorische Erbe unter den Palaestinensern, I am a Palestinian Christian; Bethlehem Besieged. He is the Chief Editor of the Contextual Theology Series at Diyar Publishing including: The Invention of History, A Century of Interplay between Theology and Politics in Palestine; The Biblical Text in the Context of Occupation: Towards a new hermeneutics of liberation. His books and numerous articles have been translated so far into eleven languages. The 50 year-old multilingual contextual theologian received for his 'distinguished service to church and society' the prestigious Wittenberg Award from the Luther Center in DC (2003). He also received for his 'outstanding contribution to Christian education through research and publication' an honorary doctorate from Concordia University in Chicago (2003) and for his 'interfaith work toward peacemaking in Israel and Palestine' the "International Mohammad Nafi Tschelebi Peace Award" of the Central Islam Archive in Germany (2006) and in 2007 the well-known German Peace Award of Aachen. In 2012 the German Media Prize, a Prize granted mainly to head of states, was awarded to Dr. Raheb for his "tireless work in creating room for hope for his people, who are living under Israeli Occupation, through founding and building institutions of excellence in education, culture and health." The work of Dr. Raheb has received wide media attention from major international media outlets and networks including CNN, ABC, CBS, 60 Minutes, BBC, ARD, ZDF, DW, BR, Premiere, Raiuno, Stern, The Economist, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair. Dr. Raheb holds a Doctorate in Theology from the Philipps University at Marburg, Germany. He is married to Najwa Khoury and has two daughters, Dana & Tala. For more, www.mitriraheb.org

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
The Insiders' View  Mar 30, 2007
A powerful telling of what seems to be the common experience of prople I meet when in Bethlehem. Not a "fun read," but an important read.
 
The book Jimmy Carter cribbed from  Dec 19, 2006
Not only is this book full of documentable falsehoods- like the claim that Israeli troops `clearly had instructions to go in and destroy' the CHurch of the Nativity (which they neither entered nor destroyed), it attempts to place on the Israelis blame that rests with the Palastinian leadership for the way "Arab Palastine" is run- a dictatorship in which dissent is violently surpressed, and terrorists constantly violate truces and atatck civilian targets while talking peace to a sympathetic press.

There's something else curious about this book- reading it alongside Jimmy Carter's recent antisemitic screed, it looks as though Jimmy lifted large bits of this book intact for his latest best seller.
 
Get the real story  Aug 16, 2006
This is a must-read for those who want to understand the plight of Palestinian Christians in Palestine/West Bank.
 
Good But not Excellent  Dec 19, 2005
Raheb writes his book as an "act of nonviolent resistance: resisting being silenced, resisting being a spectator, and resisting giving up" (vii). He wants his book to be a witness against the Israeli military oppressive approaches and excessive use of force. At the same time, he wants his readers to avoid being indifferent to the cries of Palestinians and instead participate in creating a better future.

The book is divided into three main sections: (1) Under Siege, (2) Life under Occupation, and (3) Glimpses of Hope. The first section describes the Israeli invasion of Bethlehem in April 2002 and the suffering of Bethlehem's Palestinian citizens as a result of the actions and behavior of the Israeli soldiers. The second section describes the author's life under occupation. He is continually deprived from his basic human rights due to the Arab-Israeli conflict. He states that he graduated from high school without a graduation party (55), he married without a wedding party (58), his father in law died because Palestinians and their ambulances are denied free access to hospitals in Jerusalem (61-69), his car can only drive within few miles radius due to Israeli check points that require passing permits only from Palestinians (75-77), and traveling outside Palestine is extremely hard due to Israeli regulations (79-83). The third section focuses on stories that provoke hope. In this section, Raheb advocates more explicitly his understanding on non-violent creative resistance. The latter includes peaceful marches (95-103), art (105-109), children's ministries (111-116), putting the "power of culture" to work via different programs (122), encouraging people to work creatively in the midst of oppression (135-141), committing ourselves to destroy the walls of enmity as we transform our enemies into our neighbors (146-147), and planning for a peaceful world by giving our future-hope a present serving hands (156-157).
 
What it's like to live under an oppressive occupation   Nov 28, 2005
If you want a clear headed description of what it's like to live under occupation, read this book. Then you will be able decide whether it's "propaganda", or some of these phony "reviews" are. Nowhere in this book, or in any other venue, does Rev Raheb defend violence by anyone.

In order to enforce its occupation, Israel must use force - violence. This book is a rendering of what that violence is like to experience on the receiving end. If you're interested in understanding that better, read this book. You won't be disappointed. You'll be enlightened.
 

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