Witnessing to Peace | Bethlehem Besieged

Witnessing to Peace
In Jerusalem and the World
Munib Younan
Fortress Press, $16, 169 pp.

Bethlehem Besieged
Stories of Hope in Times of Trouble
Mitri Raheb
Fortress Press, $17, 157 pp.

Can peace break out in the Holy Land? “The first thing to do is to stop the killing,” as former Senator George Mitchell put it, assessing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So the recent ceasefire is welcome news, at least a step in the right direction-even if spoilers in both communities still want to see this moment wrecked by violence or bullying rhetoric. Real peace is more complicated, as Augustine explained: peace is not the absence...

The remainder of this article is only available to paid subscribers.

Print subscribers to Commonweal are entitled to free access to all premium online content. Click here to purchase a print subscription, or if you’re already a print subscriber, register now for premium access.

Online-only subscriptions provide access to all premium online articles for just $34/year or $2.95/month. Click here to subscribe.

Registered users, please log in below:

Or log in with...


About the Author

Edward McGlynn Gaffney Jr., a frequent contributor, is professor of Law at Valparaiso University.

Also by this author

Book Reviews