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Here, as often as possible, the church founder Rev. Joseph Ben-David or other church members will comment on relevant topics of the day. You are all welcome to join in on the conversation by emailing your thoughts and opinons to the email address shown below.  We look forward to hearing from you.  

Working together for peace

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I would like to share an article I came across recently. I think you all will find interesting, and I also hope it will spark debate.  We continuously read and hear news about the disturbing bloody conflicts in the Middle East between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  In this seemingly never ending conflict many innocent people are dying (mostly Palestinians).  

The article I am presenting below puts forward the possibility that Israelis and Palestinians are willing to (can) work together to find a solution for peace.  Sadly, these courageous people come together in their grief over lost friends and family members.  However, by coming together and through their organization, Combatants for Peace (CFP), there is a chance that there could be peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.  —That they can live together in peace!  

The road is difficult, but those working for peace can’t let the politicians and their agendas (on both sides) define the narrative of the future.  Those seeking peace must be allowed to be heard.

The Article is: Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together

https://www.thenation.com/article/palestinians-israelis-mourning-our-dead-together/

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