I read a fine blog entry by Frank Rogers at a blog I ran across: http://www.patheos.com/community/ancientstoneslivingstones/2011/02/07/communion/
Rogers' entry is part of a blog diary kept by an alternative Holy Land tour called Ancient Stones, Living Stones. The whole blog is worth reading: http://www.patheos.com/community/ancientstoneslivingstones
Rogers writes in a post called Communion: "By far, the vast majority of Palestinian and Israeli people that we met have chosen against violence, hatred, and an endless cycle of blame and revenge. They simply want peace; and they are seeking it through truth-telling and understanding, justice and compassion, creativity and hope in the human spirit."
Alternative travel in Palestine and Israel is the best way to be made aware of the situation of those struggling for justice and peace. Find a list of alternative Holy Land travel opportunities at the website of Friends of Sabeel - North America: http://www.fosna.org/content/alternative-travel-listing
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