Palestinians in Israel

No More Taking Sides – A Jew and A Palestinian in Dialogue

Interview by Krista Tippett, from American Public Radio, On Being.

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they’ve decided to understand the other side — Israeli and Palestinian — by sharing their pain and their humanity.

They tell of a gathering network of survivors who share their grief, their stories of loved ones, and their ideas for lasting peace. They don’t want to be right; they want to be honest.

Here is Krista Tippett’s complete unedited interview with Robi and Ali during a restorative justice conference at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mahmoud on Living as a Palestinian Refugee in Lebanon

A World Vision Lebanon documentary.

Din nou despre excesele de violenta ale armatei israeliene

Agenţiile de presă vuiesc zilele acestea de vestea publicării pe facebook, de către o fostă angajată a armatei israeliene, a unor fotografii care pun în evidenţă umilinţele şi violenţa la care regurge armata israeliană în raporturile cu populaţia civilă palestiniană.

Tsahalul (armata israeliană) a încercat să scuze acest incident, spunând că este vorba de un act izolat. Continue reading “Din nou despre excesele de violenta ale armatei israeliene”

Exiled Palestinian pastor returns from ministry in Gaza Strip


Rev Dr. Hanna Massad

AMMAN, Jordan (ABP) — The exiled pastor of Gaza Baptist Church began teaching Aug. 16 at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary following a three-week visit to his homeland to preach, teach and distribute food and medicine to the poor.

“While food is available in Gaza, it is very expensive, and few can afford to buy it due to the siege and high unemployment,” Hanna Massad said in an e-mail report. Continue reading “Exiled Palestinian pastor returns from ministry in Gaza Strip”

Israel Continues Deporting Jerusalem Palestinian Christians

Yesterday fifteen people were stranded at Alenby/King Hussein bridge on the River Jordan, where at the end, four of them were sent back to Jerusalem, to the Ministry of Interior just to tell them; You are no more eligible to live in Jerusalem… your city, where you were born and lived all these years, where your grand fathers were, because today we have no space for you… Jews are coming from every where and they need your space. The family of 4 , a father , two sons and one daughter were given a travel document for one time use , for one way direction… out of Jerusalem, out of Palestine.

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Ce legatura exista intre pietism, nazism si sionism?


Manfred W. Kohl – Oversees Council

In luna martie a acestui an participam la conferinta Christ at the Checkpoint, organizata de Bethlehem Bible College. Una dintre cele mai interesante prezentar din cadrul acesti reuniuni teologice a fost aceea a lui Manfred Kohl, fost Director at World Vision Germania si in prezent Director de dezvoltare al Oversees Council, o organizatie care sustine peste o suta de seminarii teologice din tari in curs de dezvoltare.

Lucrarea lui Kohl s-a concentrat pe istoria si caracteristicile pietismului, o miscare de revigorare a luteranismului care  avut o influenta decisiva asupra teologiei, a spiritualitatii si a practicii sociale a evanghelicilor.

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New Israeli demolitions in East Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have announced new demolitions of Palestinian houses built illegally in East Jerusalem.

Building permits are absolutely impossible to obtain by Palestinians, which makes them to build illegally out of despair, something that the Israelis count one, to give them reasons for demolition.

At the same time, Jewish settlers can liberally build their ‘illegal settlements’ (in reality, whole cities, with ugly concrete forms) under the protection of the Israeli Army.

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Naim Ateek of Sabeel on Palestinian Christianity

Journey through Thorns: A Palestinian’s Story

Born in 1973, a Gazan boy turns into a man and studies to become an expert in trauma therapy. He has his own family and is separated from them. He tells us about his long journey to make a life for himself and his family, and for the Gazans he has left behind.

I am a Palestinian. My family lived for generations in the village of Al-Maghar. In 1948, my grandparents and their whole family were expelled from Al-Maghar, uprooted and sent to the huts and narrow streets of a refugee camp 100 km. away. This was our Nakbah, or catastrophe. After sixty years, still they taste the bitterness of that loss and watch as the flames of that tragedy continue to burn. As a child I was used to living in one of the huts of the refugee camp, but as I got older and became aware of the discontent inside the family, I would pester my father with questions: Continue reading “Journey through Thorns: A Palestinian’s Story”

A Moment of Truth – An Important Document of Palestinian Christians

As Palestinian Christians we hope that this document will provide the turning point to focus the efforts of all peace-loving peoples in the world, especially our Christian sisters and brothers. We hope also that it will be welcomed positively and will receive strong support, as was the South Africa Kairos document launched in 1985, which, at that time proved to be a tool in the struggle against oppression and occupation. We believe that liberation from occupation is in the interest of all peoples in the region because the problem is not just a political one, but one in which human beings are destroyed. Continue reading “A Moment of Truth – An Important Document of Palestinian Christians”

Time Running Out for Palestinian Christians

Fifty-six representatives of various Protestant and Catholic faiths — including several Baptists — wrote a letter June 4 applauding the president for making peace in the Holy Land a top priority, but warning that time is running out for a viable and peaceful two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Reportaj din Tara (nu prea) Sfanta

Ceea ce urmează este relatarea unui martor ocular la demolarea casei unei familii palestiniene, care a avut loc ieri, aproape de Augusta Victoria, unde se află sediul biroului din Ierusalim al organizaţiei World Vision.

21 mai 2008, carterul Tur, Ierusalimul de est.

8.30am – Am sosit la locul unde avea să aibă loc demolarea după ce am primit un telefon de la Directorul World Vision, care mi-a spus că a văzut echipamentul pentru demolări, împreună cu soldaţii şi poliţia trecând prin faţa biroului nostru din At Tur. Continue reading “Reportaj din Tara (nu prea) Sfanta”