Galilee by Mark Treston
The Christian, the Druze, the Jew and the Muslim

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The lives of four strangers were about to collide in a way only the Middle East could provide. Four strangers from different religions and ethnic backgrounds find themselves intertwined with violence as the main recipe. Oh yes, I almost forgot. There is a fifth wheel: The Bedouin. Thus, four tales of four families result in one riveting story that had to be told. As many around the world are aware of by now, the tiny nation of Israel seems to have a disproportional coverage on the evening news and daily newspapers more than any other nation in the world. Likewise, people around the world seem to have strong views either in favor of or against the different people that make up this miniscule nation. Either way, people seem to know about it more than lets say Zimbabwe or Malaysia. Despite that, this incredible story almost escaped the radar of all the media channels and disappeared into obscurity. The source of this story must remain anonymous for security purposes. Also for security reasons, the names of the people and places have been changed. The majority of this story takes place in the Galilee. The Galilee is the northern district of the State of Israel. This tiny mountainous region chock full of different religions and cultures dating back to over five thousand years ago. This region borders Lebanon in the North, Golan Heights in the East, the Mediterranean to the West, and Central Israel to the South. Every square mile of this area is rich in history, religious significance, and stories. One such story takes place throughout the Galilee and culminates in the Galilee's largest city, Haifa. This book is dedicated to the people of this region. If they only knew how similar they really were to each other. My hope is that people get to know these fascinating people by visiting this magnificent region and getting to know the people in person. Salaam Aleikum! Shalom Alechem! Peace be upon you!

About Mark Treston

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Mark D. Treston has traveled for most of his life working and living in the four corners of the world. He speaks several languages and loves to visit new places. He has lived in Northeast Asia for several years before returning to sunny Southern California where he currently resides. Mr. Treston has a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and a continuous thirst for travel and worldly knowledge. Although the ethnic diversity, beautiful scenery, and lovely weather have kept Mr. Treston from traveling, he feels the need to travel nonetheless. He hopes his future endeavors will reward him with another literary inspiration.
Published November 9, 2006 by iUniverse, Inc.. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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