Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table Our Journey Through the Middle East

By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis

Is it relatively attainable to like one’s enemies?

That’s the query that sparked a desirable and, every now and then, terrifying trip into the center of the center East in the course of the summer time of 2008. It was once a visit that started in Egypt, handed underneath the metal and glass excessive rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound during the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, ahead of finishing on the cradle of the world’s 3 significant religions: Jerusalem.

Tea with Hezbollah
combines nail-biting narrative with the feel of wealthy old historical past, as readers sign up for novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and heart East specialist, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising trip. they're with them in each rocky cab journey, late-night border crossing, and back-room dialog as they sit one-on-one with one of 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, show those males to be actual individuals with feelings, fears, and hopes in their personal. alongside the best way, Dekker and Medearis observe spectacular solutions or even extra spectacular questions that they can no longer have anticipated—questions that lead directly to the guts of center 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 hazard emerging within the center East.

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He laughs, yet Carl and that i needs to seem puzzled. ) i feel it's funnier in Arabic. Ted: How approximately one other? Prince: here's one other funny story. a guy desired to sacrifice a sheep, so he went to the mosque. He took his sword and went inside of. And he stated, “Who loves God? ” no one spoke back, then somebody stated, “I love God. ” So he went and killed the sheep and gave it to the fellow. the guy went again to his residence with the sheep and went inside of with the blood on his sword. He requested, “Who loves God? ” And the sheik acknowledged, “I love God.

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I regarded clear of the cat and observed that Carl and Andrew had met up with the landlord of the faluka that will ferry us on our excitement cruise up the filthy brown Nile. “Let’s move, dude. Mohammed, our captain, doesn’t have all day. ” truly, Mohammed did have all day. We have been his first shoppers in 3 days. “Can you ask him whose cat this can be? ” I requested, jogging up with a courteous smile. Carl requested him in Arabic. Did I point out that Carl speaks Arabic? good, he used to, besides, ahead of he was once kicked out of Beirut.

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