Where the Streets Had a Name, Randa Abdel-Fattah


This is a “review” of a book I recently finished reading. It addresses some down to earth issues about the lives of every day Palestinians living on the West Bank.

Because of the setting of this book and the political situation it describes, I felt I needed to assess it in the context of my own understanding of Israel’s existence, its policies and the way the lives of many are affected by what it does.

I found it woke me up to some uncomfortable realities regarding the way injustice can be wilfully ignored for seemingly honourable reasons – particularly when those reasons seem justified by our understanding of God’s purposes.

But if injustice is the result – maybe we need to reassess our thinking regarding God’s purposes.

3 thoughts on “Where the Streets Had a Name, Randa Abdel-Fattah

  1. I realize this story might not fit very well here, Tim. It won’t bother me if you don’t include it. There were pieces that reminded me of poignant parts of the opening article — mint, figs/gardens.

    Of course, also people. And Palestinians specifically.

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