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Gaza, Israel and Weeping for the Dead Children

Jeremiah 32:15 “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” [i] Jeremiah’s words cry out seeking a response. Once again, Rachel is weeping … Continue reading

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An Anniversary of Sorts

Today is kind of an anniversary for me. It was a year ago that I was targeted by an Israeli sniper and later tear gassed while attending the Open Shuada Street demonstration in Hebron. Shuhada Street was once a bustling business … Continue reading

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Scarlett Johansson and Groundhog Day

Dear Scarlet, Today is a really big day for you – its Super Bowl Sunday! Your new ad for Soda Stream is going to be broadcast into millions of people’s homes! It must be so exciting for you! I want … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences

There is a serious question that all must wrestle with regarding Palestine and Israel: are we more interested in truth or non-violence? What are the long term consequences of this choice? I abhor violence. Standing by the bedside of a … Continue reading

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Broken and Weary Peace Poles

This Sunday we are dedicating a new Peace Pole at St. Paul’s. Our existing one was installed shortly after the invasion of Iraq. It has endured some long, Hard Canadian winters. Over the years, it has reminded many of us … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Budget! Or is it????

Dear President Obama,Sorry I haven’t written lately. I really should have tried to get this note off to you much earlier. My time in Palestine and Israel as an Ecumenical Accompanier is over. I am really glad, I don’t have … Continue reading

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