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By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis

Is it rather attainable to like one’s enemies?

That’s the query that sparked a desirable and, from time to time, terrifying trip into the center of the center East throughout the summer season of 2008. It used to be a visit that all started in Egypt, handed underneath the metal and glass excessive rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound throughout the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, sooner than finishing on the cradle of the world’s 3 significant religions: Jerusalem.

Tea with Hezbollah
combines nail-biting narrative with the feel of wealthy ancient heritage, as readers sign up for novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and center East professional, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising trip. they're with them in each rocky cab trip, late-night border crossing, and back-room dialog as they take a seat one-on-one with the most infamous leaders of the Arab global. those candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden’s brothers, display those males to be genuine individuals with feelings, fears, and hopes in their personal. alongside the way in which, Dekker and Medearis become aware of magnificent solutions or even extra striking questions that they can now not have anticipated—questions that lead directly to the center of heart jap conflict.

Through strong narrative Tea With Hezbollah will draw the West right into a thoroughly clean knowing of these we name our enemies and the educating that dares us to like them. A needs to learn for all who see the looming probability emerging within the heart East.

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Ok, to date, so solid. It had taken months of making plans and oceans of shuttle, yet right here we have been, within the lair of 1 of America’s maximum perceived enemies. “You want to communicate to me? ” Mohammed acknowledged. I fumbled for my trusty recorder. “Yes,” Carl stated. “We want to ask you a few questions. Is that ok? ” “Yes. ” He wore a silver Seiko watch and was once good fed yet no longer obese. “That is why i've got come. you're writing a ebook? ” “Yes. we wish you to be candid. ” “Of direction. ” He dipped his head. “So ask your questions. ” TRANSCRIPT Carl: are you able to let us know slightly approximately who you're? Mohammed: (Some information were replaced. ) My identify is Mohammed. I’m over 40, am married, and feature 8 children—five women, 3 boys. i stopped highschool in 1981, and used to be in Italy for 3 years, and complete in Bethlehem collage from ’84 to ’93 simply because i used to be in legal for the 1st Intifada. My mom and dad are lifeless. So we adore to reside and we love others to dwell, simply because we're people. Islam asks us to like others and dwell with others as people, now not as animals. that's the thought of the entire messages of God. As we agree now, God is for all people during this existence. So this is often my existence. Carl: How do you communicate English so good? Mohammed: I studied within the Franciscan institution. I communicate English, a bit French, and Italian. i used to be born in Bethlehem. and that i desire i'll die right here. Ted: How outdated is your youngest baby? Mohammed: My oldest is 20 years previous. We train our kids good and gain others. My oldest, she experiences in medication and pathology. i like my family members and kids and that i prefer to be domestic, regularly. Ted: And your youngest? Mohammed: 3 years. Ted: you recognize, whilst kids are 3 years previous, they do loads of beautiful humorous issues, so might be you could take note one among your children’s funniest moments. Mohammed: I constantly snigger while I see them giggle. The funniest factor of my littlest one … He asks me, “Do you love God? ” and that i constantly say, “Yes. ” So he says, “Then provide me this factor. ” Ted: Do you all assemble jointly for dinner? Mohammed: Friday all of us sit down jointly for breakfast and lunch. Lunch is at P. M. Ted: Do you brain if I ask you a question approximately your spouse? what's her identify? Mohammed: Elisa. Ted: What makes your spouse distinctive? Mohammed: She has stayed with me for two decades and had 8 young children. (Laughs) She manages to elevate them good. So she is detailed to me. an exceptional mom and solid spouse. Carl: i need to say, it embarrasses me to assert that if such a lot of my neighbors without delay in the United States knew we have been speaking to anyone from the Hamas, they'd be stunned. they might be frightened that at any time chances are you'll kill me. (Laughs) It’s embarrassing. Mohammed: good, this concept … our enemy attempted to place it of their minds. Ted: What do you think that the americans’ maximum false impression is of the folks who stay in Bethlehem or the Palestinians usually? Mohammed: good, a couple of week in the past, there has been a gaggle from the US right here. they're afraid for no cause. they suspect we're terrorists and feature weapons. of their videos, for instance, they continuously imagine there's a large strength in the back of us and we’re regularly combating.

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