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MUSALAHA IN JERUSALEM


Musalaha is a charity in the Holy Land working for reconciliation. It is an Arabic word that means "reconciliation" and I recently received this communication from the head of Musalaha - Salim Munayer, who writes:


At the end of 2010, more than 150 people assembled, stood up, and boldly made a controversial statement in the middle of Jerusalem. But in this rally hands were raised in surrender rather than grasping picket signs, voices singing in exaltation rather than shouting in anger, and a message of love, unity, and hope rather than of a political agenda. Last week we did what should be one of the most natural and obvious activities for believers, but is unfortunately an unfathomable concept for many. We simply joined together, as Israeli and Palestinian believers, and praised our Father. The Messianic Jewish Congregation Shemen Sasson of West Jerusalem and the Palestinian Christian Alliance Church of East Jerusalem teamed up along with Musalaha to host a worship event featuring songs in both Arabic and Hebrew. With just this act, we rattled the foundations of the barriers between us.

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