Rev. Dr. Jack Sara is the President of Bethlehem Bible College. I met Jack on what was my 8th (?) trip to the Holy Land, but only my first trip to Palestine. If you think about it (and we mention it a bit in the episode), that fact alone is pretty remarkable. That someone could travel to Israel over half a dozen times over almost two decades and never enter the Palestinian Territories. Because that was the case for me, I had no idea how the Palestinian people, a small but mighty number of them Christians, were living in their almost unrecognizable homeland. Jack, who is Palestinian and born in Jerusalem, tells much of his personal story in this episode and I can’t wait for you to hear it! This is a perspective many Western Christians haven’t considered, not because we don’t want to, but because we never knew it existed.
Mentioned in this episode:
“Israel’s occupation of Palestinian Territory is ‘apartheid’: UN rights expert” March 25, 2022 from UN News
“What you need to know about the 1987 Intifada” March 22, 2019from PBS
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Ep. 121 with Mae Elise Cannon (FANTASTIC conversation to gain some background information, mentioned in the podcast with Jack Sara)