Palestine

14 Jun

Last week I posted briefly about the 40th anniversary of the six day war.  Today I am saddened to read that a state of emergency has been called in Palestine, with Abbas dissolving the coalition government.  A lot of my sadness is because Palestine has been in a state of emergency for a long time now.  Why do so many turn a blind eye to what is going on there?  I know the powers that be say it’s because of the war on terror, but come on, there are many other nations out there who are receiving aid and help who are led by corrupt leaders.  Some of the reason, I think, is that Palestine has nothing to give, it can’t offer oil, gems or other materials in exchange for help from other nations.  If there had been proper intervention years ago, then surely Palestine would be in a much better state today.  The people in Palestine are desperate.  Desperate people do desperate things.

Jonathan went to the Houses of Parliament on Monday evening and listened to Archbishop Elias Chacour, of Galilee talk about the plight of Arab-Israeli’s.  Jonathan said it was a very informative evening.   If you haven’t already read it, then I really recommend Light Force by Brother Andrew.  He shares his journey with Christians  and  Muslims in the Middle East.

No one can really get access to Palestine.  What can we do about this situation?   How can we help?  What is the future for the people of Palestine?

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2 Responses to “Palestine”

  1. Ayah August 8, 2009 at 14:41 #

    i m from palestine too

  2. Chris November 1, 2009 at 08:45 #

    I simply cannot fathom how a Jewish population could attempt to seize land through acts of violence and murder after experiencing the horror of the holocaust. However, the popular depiction of the ‘Muslim terrorist’ in Western media clearly illustrates why the UN and other authorities whose sympathies fall on the Jewish population fail to amend this historical injustice. Israel is not a country – they are a nation of bad guests!

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