Source: The Illusion of Calmness – HLT
Sami Awad, from the Holy Land Trust, on the current surge of violence in Israel/Palestine:
‘Real calmness in the Holy Land can only manifest itself if a real peace emerges between the communities of the land, not the politicians. It is a peace that is founded on the principles of mutual trust and respect and a desire to truly bring a sense of justice, equality and equity to all those who live in the Holy Land. It is a peace that addresses the existential fears of the past on both sides and does not allow that fear to be manipulated by the political establishments.
The structures of oppression, control and fear must be dismantled and if not dismantled by choice of the leaders, then dismantled by the force of the people through nonviolent engagement, working in unity and/or separately. A leadership must emerge that is motivated by a vision of peace and justice, not of maintaining calmness, making false promises, and creating space for prosperity of the few.’
This was one of the most interesting dialogue during the conference. Sami Awad, from the Holy Land Trust, interviewed Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Muslim who used to live and work in Gaza, before Israeli military killed his daughters during the last war there, and now resides in Canada.
UPDATE: This post has attracted a lot of hate reactions. A text signed Walid Shoebat was published on multiple Zionist sites pretending to care about persecuted Christians. They accuse Palestinian Christians involved in the Christ at the Checkpoint and Hope for the Holy Land initiatives of being socialists (these ignorant people, who are using typical neo-conservative brain-washing methods have no idea that socialism was created in the UK by Christians, in support of oppressed workers). They continue their perverse smearing campaign by accusing people involved in these initiatives as being supporters of Hamas.
You may find out HERE more about the Mosad scam called Walid Shoebat.
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Come and hear Lynne Hybels of Willow Creek, Mae Cannon of World Vision, and Sami Awad of Holy Land Trust (Bethlehem, West Bank) share about how the hope of Jesus is transforming the Holy Land!!
Orange County and LA
World Vision Chapel and Pastors Luncheon
Wednesday, May 1st from 11:00am-1:30pm
World Vision International Office
800 W Chestnut Ave, Monrovia 91016
(626) 303-8811 Continue reading “Hope for the Holy Land – The West Coast Tour – UPDATE”
A new website is dedicated to explaining to the world the reality of the situation in the Middle East. Among the authors are also two well known Christian activists, the American Mark Bravermann and the Palestinian Sami Awad.
The website may be accessed HERE.
To Illustrate, here is an animation movie on the ‘effectiveness’ of the Gaza siege by the Israeli government.
‘Sami Awad is the Executive Director of Holy Land Trust (HLT), a Palestinian nonprofit organization which he founded in 1998 in Bethlehem. HLT works with the Palestinian community at both the grassroots and leadership levels in developing nonviolent approaches that aim to end the Israeli occupation and build a future founded on the principles of nonviolence, equality, justice, and peaceful coexistence. In 2006, he ran as an independent candidate in the Palestinian Legislative Council Elections (the Palestinian Parliament). He also established the Travel and Encounter Program, which aims to provide tourists and pilgrims with unique religious and political experiences in Palestine; the Palestine News Network, the first independent press agency in Palestine and a major source of news on life in Palestine today; and Al-Kul Television. He has traveled to several countries to speak about non-violence.’