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Gaza

2018-06-11T14:10:16-04:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Peace Not Walls|

Gaza

Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind
– Bob Dylan

It takes 15 seconds for a rocket launched from Gaza to hit the Israeli village of Sderot according to Eric Yellen. He accompanied us to a hill just outside of Sderot, Israel so we could view Gaza from a distance (see attached photos).  He has lived in Sderot for years and co-founded Other Voice (www.othervoice.org), a grassroots volunteer initiative which realized that the violence was impacting civilians on both sides.  It began with about 20 Sderot residents who wanted to address the cycle of violence. The group decided to develop relationships with

Going to Pieces

2018-06-11T14:08:53-04:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Peace Not Walls|

Going to Pieces

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

We all understand that faith and hope are foundational in getting through personal crises. Though, I confess that tree planting isn’t on the ‘to do’ list when my world is going to pieces.

Tariq Hathaleen is a third year college student and eventually wants to be an English teacher. Tariq’s favorite literature includes Shakespeare and Milton. He lives in an Area C Bedouin village, Um al Kheir, which is very close to an Israeli settlement. The shortest distance between the the village and the settlement is about 20 yards.

Even though the Hathaleen family has documented proof of land ownership, some

Jerusalem, Oh Jerusalem

2018-06-11T14:07:42-04:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Peace Not Walls|

Demolished Palestininan home Palestinian father beside his home that was demolished by the Jerusalem Civil Authority.

Jerusalem, Oh Jerusalem

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. “
Matthew 27:37 – 38

Small Things

2018-06-11T14:05:08-04:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Peace Not Walls|

A major difference between the American and Palestinian soccer games - military presence. A major difference between the American and Palestinian soccer games – military presence.

Small Things

Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They will change their tune.
Zechariah 4:10

Personal Discord

2018-06-11T14:03:40-04:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Peace Not Walls|

Personal Discord

I’ve come to disrupt and confront! From now on, when you find five in a house, it will be three against two and two against three
Luke 12:51- 52

Don’t Do Anything I Wouldn’t Do

2018-06-11T13:58:00-04:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Peace Not Walls|

Panorama of Jerusalem Old Jerusalem

Don’t Do Anything I Wouldn’t Do

The photo of Old Jerusalem was taken from the third floor terrace of the Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) guesthouse. This is where we’ve been residing during our initial training. The guesthouse is located on Via Dolorosa and is literally next to the first Station of the Cross which concludes at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.