Olive Tree

Julia Fisher’s weekly radio broacast

Programme 259 – Yohanna (part 2 of 2)

Today we return to Nazareth in northern Israel to talk to Yohanna – a Palestinian Christian and the academic dean for both the Nazareth Evangelical College and the Bethlehem Bible College.Yohanna was born and brought up in Israel – he is an Israeli citizen. As a Christian he has had to come to terms with how to respond to living in a land divided by conflict and strong feelings of injustice. So how does he respond?

Programme 344: Yonathon Allon

If you are a regular listener to this programme you will know that the aim is to bring you the stories of believers who live in Israel and the wider Middle East in order to better understand what is going on there within a Biblical context despite the ongoing tensions and conflicts in the region. My guest today is a journalist called Yonaton Allon. He is the managing editor of a website called Kehila News. Now living in northern Israel, Yonathon was born and brought up in America.

Programme 343 : 'N' (Palestinian Christian leader) (Part 2 of 2)

In my recent visits to Israel I have heard of Muslims who live in the West Bank and Gaza becoming believers in Jesus – indeed I have met some of them. A man who has been working amongst Muslims for many years is a Palestinian Christian in Jerusalem. I met him recently in a coffee shop there to hear an up to date report about his work … what he has to say may surprise you!

Programme 342 : 'N' (Palestinian Christian leader) (Part 1 of 2)

Recently, in a noisy coffee shop in the Old City of Jerusalem I met a Palestinian Christian – let’s call him ‘N’… As well as working to support his young family, ‘N’ works tirelessly teaching and encouraging his own people, meeting with Jewish believers, and working amongst Muslims to share his faith – he is a bridge builder, working on the front line of what God is doing in the region. I asked him to share with us some of the latest news and developments he has witnessed in Jerusalem.

Programme 341: Avi Mizrachi

Come with me to Tel Aviv, to the 12th floor of a tall sky scraper and look out over this modern city, home to almost 4 million people representing half the population of Israel. It is then amazing to realise that just over a 100 years ago, Tel Aviv as a city did not exist – the area was covered in sand dunes – the people in those days lived in neighbouring Jaffa. However, at the beginning of the 19th century, 66 Jewish families decided to leave the overcrowded confines of Jaffa and build a new city – and that’s exactly what they did. I met Avi Mizrachi on the 12th floor of the sky scraper – he is the pastor of a congregation in Tel Aviv and as we looked out over the modern city of today, he reflected on the story that is Tel Aviv. 

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