Just weeks ago I was touring with my group in Israel and we spent considerable time in Samaria…modern-day West Bank. Many Americans gasp at the idea of going to the West Bank, because the media has painted a picture of violence and hatred between Jews and Palestinians.
I won’t deny the tension between ideologies and extreme leaders, but I’ve also been there enough to know that what we typically see on the news is not an accurate picture.
On CBS 60 Minutes last night, though, I saw an interesting look at a new Palestinian city. Of course there is the controversy of whether or not the land belongs to Israel, but the piece accurately portrayed the difficult, yet committed working relationship between a Jew and a Palestinian, seeking to come to solutions to the dilemma facing the two people groups in Israel.
I don’t necessarily agree with everything portrayed here, but I did find the report to be more equally balanced than usual. Take a look, and tell me what you think!
PS: If you’re following our tour rewind, I will return to it tomorrow morning!