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Posted on 10. Oct, 2010 by Tim Stoner.
Day Seven: Yesterday, Elik Elhanan, whose sister was killed by a suicide bomber, informs me that the commandment most frequently repeated in the Old Testament is to provide hospitality to the stranger. Interestingly, it is a divine command that compels Elik the atheist to resist the inhospitality exhibited by the Israelis to thousands of Palestinian “strangers.” Yet, millions of theists turn a blind eye to this injustice against those whom the biblical commands us to love. It is the atheist who is getting it right and we purported Christians who blithely keep getting it wrong. The irony is almost too heavy to bear.
Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by Tim Stoner.
Day Four: We have driven through the night from New York City and arrive at our hotel in Arlington, Virginia at around 3:00am. Not the most pleasant hour to arrive in a new town. The air conditioning on the bus was set on maximum overdrive and I had nothing with which to ward off the persistent gales of hyper-cooled air. Not a whole lot of rest this trip. What is worse, we have all of 3 hours before we need to rouse ourselves and put on our “game gear” to travel across town to the National Press Club in Washington, D. C. so Sami Awad can be interviewed by the Middle East Broadcasting Corp.
Posted on 26. Sep, 2010 by Tim Stoner.
Day Two: Tonight we are joined by Teny Gross, the Director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Non Violence in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a former Israeli army sergeant. Elik Elhanan is the other new member of the panel. He is a co-founder of Combatants for Peace an organization of former Israeli and Palestinian fighters who have laid down their weapons to seek a nonviolent resolution to the crisis in their homelands. His perspecive is very personal. since he lost his 14-year-old sister to a suicide bomber while serving in the Israeli army. He illustrates the necessity for understanding and forgiveness as the foundation for peace in the Middle East.