10 October 2018
8:00PM - 9:30PM
What is really happening in Palestine? Mainstream media report only clashes and violence between the Muslim and Jewish populations. While politicians (but not all) declare support for a “two-state” solution in Israel recent events seem headed in the opposite direction, the prevailing situation in Palestine is dire.
In fact, there are also Christians and other religions in Israel, and their interests are not aired at all. Meanwhile the tourist can visit holy places and be totally unaware of what is happening there – restriction of access of all Palestinians to healthcare, education, water, freedom of movement, etc. by the occupying military.
Areej Masoud is a Palestinian Christian woman born in Bethlehem – a town surrounded by an 8m high concrete wall. She is currently Co-ordinator for the Department of Development and Communications at Bethlehem Bible College, on speaking tour in Australia through the Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN). A chance to open ourselves to compassion by hearing her testimony to what lies behind the media stories.
Venue: FITZROY SIP
St Andrews Hotel provides a spacious and comfortable atmosphere.