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“We Lay Aside Preconceived Ideas and Listen”

Ann Gaylia O’Barr, author, commenting on “Living Stones” wrote in a note to me: “I know that living and working in the Middle East certainly changed my perspective about Americans and our relationships there.” You can’t visit the people of … Continue reading

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WHAT KEEPS IT BOILING?

The Middle East/North Africa pot bubbles with conflict while we in the United States try to “help.”  But it doesn’t seem to work.  There’s oil there, and we do understand that.  But being separated by large seas and being a … Continue reading

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“JEWISH STATE” CONFLICT…WHY?

Genetic uniqueness? No. Religion? Maybe, but Israel alleges freedom of religion. So religious differences shouldn’t produce conflict. Nevertheless they somehow give one government the biblical right to expel another people from their homes and land? See blog below. Is it … Continue reading

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CHAINED TO HIS BED HE CAN’T EVEN DIE AT HOME WITH HIS FAMILY

“Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for the funerals of three Palestinians, including two teenagers killed by Israel Defense Forces’ gunfire in some of the worst violence in the West Bank in years. Meanwhile, Palestinian militants in the Gaza … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT “SETTLEMENTS?”

Why do they prevent peace negotiations in the Holy Land? Driving into Ma’ale Adumim meaning “red ascent” we saw a lovely city of over 40,000 people with water fountains and gardens surrounding tall condominium buildings. It’s built on Palestinian territory … Continue reading

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MR. PRESIDENT, COME IN

Welcome, Sir. We’d like to chat with you over a cup of tea. We know that some in your country want you to come to the Holy Land with an American peace plan in hand. That has never worked. We … Continue reading

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PICKED UP BY A GREAT NEW YORK PUBLISHING HOUSE!

Morgan and James through their fiction imprint, Koehler Publishing in Virginia. A story. An American struggles to make sense of the ongoing conflict in the land called Holy. To be released in the summer 2013,  e-book first, then paperback. She … Continue reading

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