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EVERGREEN TREES, A MONASTERY, A WINERY, A SCHOOL

On our drive outside of Beit Jala near Bethlehem, we took a deep breath, enjoying the park.  Our friend told us he used to roam freely there with his classmates at school, but now the Israeli government is building the … Continue reading

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“BUT WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS”

Solomon the king of Israel at the zenith of its power and wealth in the ancient world, wrote those words. In his younger days, the wisdom that came from him became legendary and his Proverbs part of the Hebrew Scriptures. … Continue reading

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“WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL…”

The newly inaugurated President of the United States yesterday quoted from the timeless Declaration of Independence of 1776. That proclamation continues: …that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the … Continue reading

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Even Palestinian kids are entitled to some happiness

The din began in mid-morning with horns honking and cars driving both directions on Manger Street in Bethlehem.  They did seem to have autos for the occasion.  Loud celebrations.  High school kids sitting on the doors of cars,  driving up … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF RESISTANCE

The 23 year old young man, third generation living in Bethlehem’s Ayda, a tightly- packed refugee camp, told us his story.  Eight years ago at age 15, in 2004, he and other children at school had thrown some rocks at … Continue reading

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A PIVOTAL QUESTION

We visited an important Christian scholar here in Bethlehem.  Dr. Bishara Awad, founder and director of the now 32 year old Bethlehem Bible College who has trained hundreds of leaders over the years.  He survived the 1948 Israeli sniper murder … Continue reading

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SO WE IN AMERICA CAN UNDERSTAND

An Israeli soldier speaks on a video.  It’s a heart wrenching story.  Watch one of many of these on “Breaking the Silence.”  Open it by Right clicking and cl. on Open in New Window.   http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/testimonies/videos/67601 The story speaks for itself.  … Continue reading

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