Press Release: The Cross of Bethlehem II—Back in Bethlehem
Recognized Refugee Becomes Bolivia’s Political Prisoner
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New memoir goes inside Christian captain’s time in Israel Defense Force
The Cross of Bethlehem II: Back in Bethlehem by Ro’i Tov portrays the struggle of being a Christian Israeli military officer and the subsequent persecution
LA PAZ, Bolivia – The Cross of Bethlehem II: Back in Bethlehem by Ro’i Tov seeks to reveal life in Israel as a Christian Israel Defense Force (IDF) officer—from human rights violations to the use of an extensive network of underground agents. The Cross of Bethlehem II: Back in Bethlehem centers on his recognition as a refugee and his subsequent definition as political prisoner of Bolivia.
Tov grew up as an outsider in the tight-knit kibbutz along the Jordan Valley. In The Cross of Bethlehem II: Back in Bethlehem, Tov seeks to share how he was caught between staying steadfast in his Christian faith and remaining obedient to his country’s military. Caught in a military that challenges his spiritual and moral beliefs, Tov achieved the rank of captain while serving in the IDF. When he left Israel and threatened to disclose the details of what he’s witnessed to the world, Tov became a refugee, traveling to Thailand, China, the United States and Bolivia, where he became first a refugee, and afterwards a political prisoner.
“There are no other works about Israel from a Christian angle and by an IDF officer,” says Tov. “Israel is in the news daily, and I believe my book gives a refreshing view on the events occurring in Israel.”
The Cross of Bethlehem II: Back in Bethlehem is available for sale online at Amazon.com, Kindle and other channels.
About the Author
Ro’i Tov is a graduate—among others—of Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. In addition to his memoir, Tov is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Molecular Physics and other scientific journals. He won various travel writing and photography awards.
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The Cross of Bethlehem – The Memoirs of a Refugee | Back in Bethlehem
The Cross of Bethlehem II — Back in Bethlehem is a memoir of a Christian Israeli military officer caught in the crosshairs between a country that demands total obedience, even if that means firing on rock-throwing women and children, and following his conscience. In a story of faith and courage, tragedy and hope, the author, Ro’i Tov, shares the heartache of growing up an outsider in the tight-knit kibbutzim along the Jordan Valley. It is here that his sharp intelligence, instead of buying him the freedom he so desperately desires, traps him in a company without a moral compass and a military that challenges his spiritual and moral beliefs. When he leaves Israel and threatens to tell the world what he has witnessed, he finds himself on a high-stakes journey that takes him from Thailand to China, from the US to South America. Only time will tell if justice will prevail and faith will conquer fear so that God’s message of love and peace can be revealed. The book reads independently of Part I, The Cross of Bethlehem – The Memoirs of a Refugee.
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