The Israeli Palestinian Conflict, A Call for Hope and Healing


Aziz is a warm, thoughtful, energetic man of peace whom I had the pleasure to get to know last year when I had the opportunity to tour Israel and Palestine (through a tourism company he helped establish named MEJDI), and hear the narratives of individuals on both sides of the wall that divides them, a wall not just of concrete and barbed wire, but a wall of shared misperception, mistrust, hate, pain and even greed.  If all that can be shared, why not also share healing and hope?

I urge you to read his words carefully and prayerfully, and hear the heart of a man who, even though a victim of great oppression and injustice in the land of his birth, loves all the peoples in that part of the world and earnestly desires peace and healing for those on both sides of the wall.

Author: Allen

A would be historian turned IT Professional who responded to the call to the Ministry, and is now focused on social justice and community service. He is a father of two (ages 28 & 7). He and his wife enjoy life near Boston. You can follow Pastor Allen on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PastorAllenV/ or on Twitter @allenvm3.

2 thoughts on “The Israeli Palestinian Conflict, A Call for Hope and Healing”

  1. Thank you Van, I have listened to all the videos and appreciate your sending them. You might be interested to know that I am presently reading THE LEMON TREE and I have recommended it to Dad. It gives perspective on the history and the present of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict which has been helpful toward a better understanding. This new post of yours has also helped.

    Love,

    Mom

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  2. Thanks Mom! Yes, I’ve also read the Lemon Tree (as preparation for the trip to Israel) and also met one of the two leading personalities in the story, Dalia, while I was there – a very interesting person, I must say!

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