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This is a journey to the Middle East, examining the geo-social political conflict of the region, and presenting a direct picture of a long and historical conflict. The book is a discussion of divisions between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, how to overcome the struggle, and how peace can be implemented. Tea with Hezbollah is not a research or a scholarly analysis report, but is a direct journalistic point of interaction with different perspectives. Ted Dekker lived in Indonesia and Carl Medearis lived in Lebanon and both are experienced authors who planned to bring the news of the Middle East in a historical transparency. According to Dekker & Medearis the Tea with Hezbollah is not a religious, political, nor a historical book, but is a travelgue. The most interesting part in reading Tea with Hezbollah is the direct contact and face to face meetings with individuals. The authors sat down and interviewed many affiliated members and sympathizers from Hezbollah, Hamas, mullahs, sheiks, and ayatollahs. They compiled fascinating real stories in their journey of Tea with Hezbollah which included Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, Damascus, and Jerusalem. Dekker and Medearis discussed the conflict of southern Lebanon when they met members of Hezbollah and covered the Syrian political involvement in the conflict too. Their discussion included meetings and interviews covering sensitive issues of Jerusalem, West Bank, and Israeli-Arab conflict. In their contact, both Carl and Ted met and discussed the Middle East’s old conflict with many influential individuals, and there are fascinating transcripts of interviews in the book. In their Journey, the authors presented their own philosophy of love versus the ideology of violence, and the book is an eyewitness report account of the Middle East conflict and is a great book to read
The Journey of Vaan Nguyen is a film in Hebrew and Vietnamese with English subtitles. A Vietnamese family, fleeing the turmoil of their homeland, is found afloat on perilous waters and rescued and given shelter in the land of Israel. There, Vaan Nguyen is born and her journey begins.
Hebrew selection at Library!
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, contains a great selection of DVDs and CDs in Hebrew, along with a few books and a weekly edition of Yedidot Ahronot. These items are located on the 3rd floor of the King Library. From Amharic to Yiddish, you'll find all of the language collections arranged alphabetically. There is also a collection of Hebrew children’s books, DVDs and CDs. These are located in the Children’s Room, on the 1st floor of the King Library. Please drop by and check out this wonderful collection, and by all means tell your friends.
Have you ever wanted to travel to Middle East and discover Egypt, Syria, or Lebanon? Have you ever thought to listen to Arabic music or view an Arabic movie or even learn the Arabic Language?
Have no doubt in your mind; all your dreams can become true here at San José Public Library. The Arabic Language collection includes Arabic Books, CDs, and DVDs from many parts of the Middle East. San Jose Public Library’s Arabic Language collection have materials in classical literature, fiction, philosophy, poetry, art, history, politics, and current events concerning many Middle Eastern countries including Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Morocco and others. The Arabic language materials are waiting for you explore and enjoy Middle Eastern cultures. In addition to classical Arabic, you will also distinguish many different Arabic Language dialects from Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Arabia and Gulf states.
Ahlan Wa Sahlan (Welcome) to San José Public Library!