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The Story Of One Man's Untiring Efforts To Bring Peace To The Middle EastSalem-News.com
From bomb shelters in Tel Aviv to the Wailing Wall and beyond, Romano has gained an expert’s perspective. “I was recently in Tel Aviv, Israel, when sirens screamed,” says the peace activist.
(NEW YORK CITY) - President Obama called for it in his recent trip to the Middle East. Pope Francis prayed for it on Easter Sunday. But in spite of all these powerful voices, peace in the Middle East remains elusive. It may take all the resources the world community can muster, but Frank Romano believes in it with all his heart: he is putting his life on the line.
“Peace will be accomplished with prayer followed by actions,” he says, “not with unfulfilled promises and beautiful words from politicians and prayers from religious leaders.” Love And Terror in the Middle East, 3rd Edition (World Audience Publishers) is a memoir of an expert on the Middle East conflict as well as of a man working in the field, face-to-face with people from every faction, including extremists on both sides.
“I wrote this book to share with a wide audience my belief in the possibility of peace through grassroots activities in Israel and Palestine,” the author explains. “A lot of the Middle East conflict is due to misunderstanding and lack of communication among religious groups, so I want to encourage people to begin organizing in their own communities to help break down those barriers.”
From bomb shelters in Tel Aviv to the Wailing Wall and beyond, Romano has gained an expert’s perspective. “I was recently in Tel Aviv, Israel, when sirens screamed,” says the peace activist. “When we were in the shelter we heard loud explosions.” Palestinian missiles from Gaza had been intercepted and exploded in mid-air by the Israeli defense forces.
His quest has led to his arrest in the Old City, Jerusalem as well as inhalation of tear gas fumes that dropped him to the ground and almost knocked him out at a March 30th peace/freedom demonstration at Qalandia Checkpoint, located between Jerusalem and the West Bank.
In Love And Terror in the Middle East, Romano brings the reader into the larger story and also recounts his personal journey, a dramatic echoing of the regional tensions and heartache. Frank Romano earned a PhD at University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne, and an advanced degree at Golden Gate University, San Francisco. At present, he teaches law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris Ouest.
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