A personal report: I'm teaching this week and next at Holden Village, the retreat center in Washington's Cascade Mountains - http://www.holdenvillage.org/
I'll have several opportunities to teach on justice and peace for Palestine and Israel and lead a discussion on Sandy Toland's The Lemon Tree - http://www.amazon.com/Lemon-Tree-Arab-Heart-Middle/dp/1582343438
Last night, with the power out in this remote setting, I spoke by candlelight, telling the high school class and other listeners about some of the remarkable people I have come to know in the Holy Land. Monday I will zero in on some of the specifics of occupation and oppression: checkpoints, land confiscation, home demolition, settlements, and the Wall.
Later I'll do a session on Christian Zionism and one on media criticism, plus accompaniment and advocacy.
Please pray for my effectiveness here and for a good outcome to the U.S. election on Tuesday. I voted before leaving Texas.
Thanks, Ann Hafften