The Demolished Fruit Stand, Witnessed by B’Tselem

Last week I spend the day with Abdulkarim Sadi, who works with B’Tselem,  an Israeli human rights organization, that seeks to change Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories and ensure that the Israeli government protects the human rights of residents there and complies with its obligations under international law. It was a full day. I … Continue reading The Demolished Fruit Stand, Witnessed by B’Tselem

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Uri Avnery – believes Peace is Possible

Uri Avnery’s wisdom gives me hope. I have felt for a long time that, only the establishment of a free and independent, self governing, State of Palestine will bring about an end to the Israel Palestine conflict. But the establishment of such a State would necessarily require 2 things:  an end to the belligerent Occupation … Continue reading Uri Avnery – believes Peace is Possible

Kairos Palestine Conference – Seeking a Path to Peace

Kairos Palestine conference This past weekend I attended the Kairos Palestine conference in Bethlehem. It was an inspiring gathering of leading clergy and lay people from churches and advocacy organisations in Jerusalem and Palestine. It was well attended with locals and visitors from around the world, including a group of 15 Bishops, of different denominations … Continue reading Kairos Palestine Conference – Seeking a Path to Peace

Ramallah Friends School, Making Peace Possible

Ramallah Friends School, Making Peace Possible Ramallah Friends School is making peace possible.  I visited Ramallah Friends School (RFS) last week and was given a wonderful tour and introduction by Mr. Jeries Abu Al-Ezam the Deputy Principal of Friends Boys School (which despite its name is coeducational) .  Quakers have had a presence in education … Continue reading Ramallah Friends School, Making Peace Possible