Palestinian Arabs, Christian and Muslim, have suffered for over 60 years, deprived of their lands, left homeless and stateless, living as those who have no hope: and the church in the west has often been complicit in ignoring their plight.
Worse, we have often seemed to support the oppressor.
Neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis have been well served by their leaders and governments, and we have passed by on the other side even though it has sometimes been other Christians whom we have failed. The recent Kairos Palestine a ‘cry from the heart of the Palestinian Church’ largely ignored in Britain, shows how little we appear to care for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
David Carter, Greenbelt speaker, of Middle East Evangelical Concern, speaks on “Holy Land Ghetto” at Café Central, Smedley Street, Matlock at 8.00pm Wednesday, 15th December.