Suffer the Children: Dispatches to and from the Front Line

    • Title: Suffer the Children: Dispatches to and from the Front Line
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): Andrew White (Author)
    • Publisher: Continuum
    • Year: 2010
    • ISBN-10: 1847063748
    • ISBN-13: 978-1847063748
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 128
    • Size / Format: 4,1 mb / pdf
    • Link: www.link.com
    • Password: falastinpress

Description: The true stories of the children who sustain and inspire ‘The Vicar of Baghdad’ in his frontline work, and his reflections on his own childhood.

Andrew White, the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, is often in danger from bombs and bullets as he works tirelessly for peace and reconciliation in Iraq. Endlessly travelling between Britain, America and the Middle East (and coping with his own worsening multiple sclerosis), he is only too well acquainted with the violence and duplicity of the adult world.

What keeps him going? Many people are surprised by his answer: ‘Children. Children who love me and children I love.’

In this remarkable book, he reflects for the first time on his own childhood and tells the stories of the children, from the trauma of Bethlehem and Baghdad to the tranquillity of Hampshire and North Carolina, who sustain him, teach him wisdom and reveal God to him.

 

An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel

    • Title: An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): Jeff Halper (Author)
    • Publisher: Pluto Press
    • Year: 2008
    • ISBN-10: 0745322263
    • ISBN-13: 978-0745322261
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 336
    • Size / Format: 3,5 mb / pdf
    • Link: www.link.com
    • Password: falastinpress

Description: Jeff Halper’s book, like his life’s work, is an inspiration. Drawing on his many years of directly challenging Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, he offers one of the most insightful analyses of the occupation I’ve read. His voice cries out to be heard.Jonathan Cook, author of Blood and Religion (2006) and Israel and the Clash of Civilisations (2008)In this book, the Israeli anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper throws a harsh light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of a critical insider. While the Zionist founders of Israel created a vibrant society, culture and economy, they did so at a high price: Israel could not maintain its exclusive Jewish character without imposing on the country’s Palestinian population policies of ethnic cleansing, occupation and discrimination, expressed most graphically in its ongoing demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes, both inside Israel and in the Occupied Territories.An Israeli in Palestine records Halper’s journey ‘beyond the membrane’ that shields his people from the harsh realities of Palestinian life to his ‘discovery’ that he was actually living in another country: Palestine. Without dismissing the legitimacy of his own country, he realises that Israel is defined by its oppressive relationship to the Palestinians. Pleading for a view of Israel as a real, living country which must by necessity evolve and change, Halper asks whether the idea of an ethnically pure ‘Jewish State’ is still viable. More to the point, he offers ways in which Israel can redeem itself through a cultural Zionism upon which regional peace and reconciliation are attainable.