Julia Fisher talks to Labib Madanat a Jordanian Christian. He directs the work of the Bible Society in the Middle East, is well travelled and has a deep understanding of what goes on there. He lived in Jerusalem for many years which is where I met him recently, in a rather noisy hotel lobby as you will hear. He had just driven from Jordan having crossed into Israel at the Allanby Bridge. He started by describing his sorrow at the increased level of violence on the streets of Jerusalem by his own Arab/Palestinian people against Jewish people.
Our aim is to build bridges… To build bridges of understanding and support, in a spirit of reconciliation, between believers (both Jewish and Arab) in the Holy Land (Israel and the Palestinian Areas) and Christians worldwide.