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...

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

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