Julia Fisher talks to Samuel Smadja – Samuel lives in Jerusalem. His parents were Jews from Tunisia who immigrated to Israel after the 2nd World War and the death of his grandfather in Auschwitz during the Holocaust and after they had become believers in Jesus, Yeshua. Samuel was their 4th child and the family lived in Jerusalem where his father started a printing business. At that time there were very few Jewish believers living in Israel. They were intensely disliked and seen as traitors to Judaism. It was in this atmosphere that Samuel grew up. He was dyslexic – a problem that was poorly understood then and left school with no qualifications. After serving in the Israeli army, the time came to find a job. Not any easy situation for him. But Samuel worked for the owner of a travel agency for 7 years and after showing amazingly successful results, it was time to move on. Samuel takes up the story.
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.