The book contain three stories of: Amico, Italian friar, born in Gallipoli, southern Italy who visited the holy land and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem at the end of the 16th century, Giles, a British surveyor, who served as an officer in the Gallipoli campaign arrives after the great war to Palestine during the British Mandate at the early 20th century, and the sniper, an Israeli soldier in his first combat mission in 2002. Each one of the characters believe he knows its purpose and fate in life, but the violent events they had experienced face them with moral conflicts and finally each one of them has to choose his unique way. The stories are told as separate stories, but the similarity in places and events create an atmosphere of traveling through time, which is tailored as one story, and with the same conflict of being faithful to yourself or being faithful to your duty.
The Nativity of Bloodshed
Moshe Levin, author