Interview with Lela Gilbert, Author of “Saturday People, Sunday People”
Lela Gilbert has authored or co-authored more than sixty books including her latest release Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner (Encounter Books, December 2012) and the award-winning Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion (Oxford University Press, 2008) with Paul Marshall and Roberta Green Ahmanson.
Along with Hudson Institute colleagues Paul Marshall and Nina Shea, Ms Gilbert recently co-authored Persecuted: the Global Assault on Christians (Thomas Nelson, 2013).
On January 13, 2013, the Arizona Chapter of Republican Jewish Coalition sponsored an interview with Lela Gilbert at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library.
In her new book, Gilbert documents a story that the international media have virtually ignored: the persecution and pogroms that drove more than 850,000 Jews from Muslim lands between 1948 and 1970—the “Forgotten Refugees.” Their experience is now repeating itself among Christian communities in those same Muslim countries. This cruel pattern embodies the Islamist slogan calling for the elimination of “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.”
Surely there has never been a more important time for Christians and Jews to be allies.
The full video below, including introductions and questions, lasts 90 minutes. The interview itself begins at 10:00 on the YouTube timeline. Posted below the video is a high-level listing of topics so that readers can skip to particular topics of interest.