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This week: hear Raja

Programme 411 – Raja

Today I’m in Jerusalem, in the heart of the Old City talking to Raja who is an Israeli Arab. Like the majority of Arabs who live in the Old City, he describes himself as a Palestinian – as you will hear. He is 54 years old, married with 6 children and to date has 7 grandchildren. Born into a Catholic family, he grew up in the Old City. His father died when he was only 10 and if that wasn’t tough enough for a young boy, the political unrest in the Old City was gathering momentum and Raja’s life soon spiralled out of control. This is the story of what God is doing to transform seemingly impossible situations.

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The next OTRF tour to Israel will be from Tuesday 30th April to 9th May 2019

the main reason for the tour will be to meet local believers, people we work closely with, both Jewish and Arab/Palestinian believers. As well we will travel around the country visiting many key Biblical and historical sites to help us understand modern Israel and what God is doing there today.
The tour will be led by Norman and Julia Fisher with Ann Pawson.
The outline itinerary and booking form can be found by visiting our Tour page.

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‘The Olive Tree’ is a weekly programme. Each programme asks the simple question, ‘What is God doing in Israel and the Palestinian Areas today?’ and the answers will be provided by believers living in the Holy Land, both Jews and Arabs, as well as by others who know the situation well.


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Since its start in 2008 the purpose of The Olive Tree Reconciliation Fund has always been to build bridges of understanding and support, in a spirit of reconciliation, between believers in the Holy Land – both Jews and Arabs – with Christians worldwide.