[Caught in Between: The Story of an Arab Palestinian Christian Israeli]
El-Assal, Riah A., Portman, William, Anglican Journal
by Riah Abu El-Assal
SPCK, 174 pages, paper $19.95 ISBN 0 281 05223 9
PILGRIMS from North America to the Holy Land can be surprised to discover indigenous Christians there -- perhaps the person showing crib sets in a Bethlehem souvenir shop -- whose ancestors may have lived in the place almost since the time of Christ.
Riah Abu El-Assal is one such. Born in Nazareth, he is four things about which the Israeli government would prefer the world to remain ignorant: an Arab, a Palestinian, a Christian-Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem since 1998 -- and a citizen of the state of Israel. This is his story -- movingly, passionately, sometimes humorously told -- but without the …
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Publication information: Article title: [Caught in Between: The Story of an Arab Palestinian Christian Israeli]. Contributors: El-Assal, Riah A. - Author, Portman, William - Author. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 126. Issue: 9 Publication date: November 2000. Page number: 16. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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