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LOVING YOUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF

One of the programs we are currently running at Musalaha is the joint Muslim-Christian volunteering initiative. This group has made me reflect upon Muslim-Christian relations in Israel/Palestine…

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PAUSE.

This year has been full of changes for all of us. I think the most difficult part is the change in our social connections and interactions…

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A DEFINING MOMENT.

Last month I travelled abroad to attend my Father-in-law’s funeral. This was the first time I had travelled since the outbreak of COVID-19. It was a weird and unfamiliar experience.

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OPPONENT VOICES OF RECONCILIATION

One of the biggest challenges in our field of work is promoting reconciliation to those who purposely oppose it. But how does one relate to such opposition and segments of society?

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ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY AND RESISTING FATALISM

While engaging in conversation with Israeli-Jews and Palestinians about the annexation and structural racism, I noticed a common denominator across the fragmented segments of our societies – nobody thinks that the political reality is going to improve, and we will never achieve reconciliation…

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PROPHETIC IMAGINATION

Statements we told our children like ‘do well in university and you will get a good job that will allow you to buy a house’ are not true anymore…

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DNA RACISM

The issue of racism in the US and around the world is shocking. It has major consequences on the fabric of society and the political climate.

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IT’S GETTING HOT

If we continue to ignite the fire of the conflict, it will be far more dangerous than the Coronavirus and no lockdown will help us.

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THEY ARE TOO YOUNG!

You often hear adults say ‘they are too young’, when discussing children and youth learning about the historical narrative of the ‘other’ side. When should we teach our children and youth about the other side’s narrative?

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MUNAYER FAMILY UPDATE

I am taken back to the days when the children were small and I used to dress up to go to the Supermarket or at least wear clean clothes…history repeating itself…

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THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP IN THE ENDEAVOUR FOR PEACE.

I had no idea at the time how right a friend was who gave me some advice as I left New Zealand to come here. He said, “To avoid becoming totally overwhelmed, try viewing the conflict through the relationships you form with those around you.” It’s true!

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