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RECONCILIATION IS A LIFESTYLE, NOT A QUICK FIX SOLUTION.

The journey of reconciliation isn’t always easy. The conflict in Israel-Palestine runs deep through history, society, and personal lives, and given the current political climate you can find yourself asking, “Do my actions really make a difference for peace?”

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RACHELI PEX SHARES HER STORY

When I was growing up, I remember being able to see Jordan from the window of my home and knowing I couldn’t visit because the people there were my ‘enemies’.

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CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP IS LIKE AN ORCHESTRA

Christian leadership is not solely worked, it is like an orchestra where a team should work together”.
Over a year ago, the idea of recruiting Palestinian women to step up as leaders in their own community was born.

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HOPE IN THE JORDANIAN DESERT

“SHWAY, SHWAY (SLOWLY, SLOWLY)
WE CAN CHANGE, STEP BY STEP.”
These women – half Palestinian and half Israeli – courageously stepped out of their comfort zone to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people.

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WE ARE NO VICTIMS. WE ARE WOMEN OF POWER.

In a world, where power and authority are so often used as tools to oppress and violently abuse others, at times, it can be difficult to associate power with something good. This can be specifically difficult for women.

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CAMP, SHALL NOT STAY IN THE CAMP

What is Musalaha’s summer camp in Bethlehem all about? Is it about serving 85 children with 20 volunteers and 7 interns in 6 days? Is it having fun, playing games, making new friends, and enjoying summer? Sure. But what makes a difference in the lives of the participants that lasts more than a few days?

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THE SUPERHEROES OF SUMMER

Summertime is always a season that is eagerly awaited by children all around the world. Summer is a time of rest, fun, swimming and sweets, and full of trying new things. Many children are also given the opportunity to go to summer camps where they are able to participate in fun activities and build new friendships. For those who have attended summer camps or sent their children to them, they understand camp can have a profound and lasting impact on a child’s life.

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A TRIP ACROSS THE POND

Easter and Passover are busy times for us in the Holy Land, as they are in most parts of the Church and Jewish communities around the world. This Passover and Easter fell on the same week – but Shireen (Women’s Projects Manager for Palestine) and myself (Hedva, Projects Manager) didn’t spend our time making traditional Easter cookies or looking for the Hametz (the leaven) in our homes this year. Instead, we were asked to attend several conferences and meetings in the United Kingdom.

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Things They Did Not See At Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday this year, my wife and I went for a meeting, and we found ourselves near the New Gate of Jerusalem. We watched as the estimated 15,000 people made their way into the Old City from the Mount of Olives. The procession was ripe with cheers, the waving of palm branches, and the scout troop band. The atmosphere was lively and joyous. In a way, it reminded me of the joy of the people welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem that we read about in the gospels. People at the time of Jesus, like the people at this Palm Sunday procession, had in the forefront of their minds the realities of their daily life. I’m sure many of them were looking and hoping for relief, salvation from the different afflictions and forms of oppression they were experiencing.

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