Sharbel Dakwar is an Israeli Arab from northern Israel and we met recently in Haifa. His early life was beset with trouble which made him angry and he wanted revenge – particularly on Jewish people. But then his life changed … he became a follower of Jesus… and then something else happened, as he now describes.
My guest today is Sharbel Dakwar. He’s an Israeli Arab from northern Israel and we met recently in Haifa. His story moves from hatred to love… his early life was troubled and full of disappointment and feelings of injustice as he now describes.
This week I’m in Netanya, a town in Israel just north of Tel Aviv on the Meditaranean coast, talking to Lisa Loden. Lisa and her husband David are Jewish believers and came to live in Israel from America over 40 years ago. They have always been at the cutting edge of what God is doing in Israel and the West Bank and their faith has had frequently been very practical. Here Lisa describes a project she is currently involved in to encourage new business enterprise within the Messianic Jewish body. I asked her why.
My guest today, whilst being Jewish, has always been on the front line of reconciliation with Israeli Arabs and Palestinians. Her name is Lisa Loden and when we met at her home in Netanya recently, I asked her to describe some of the initiatives currently occupying her time.
Today we return to Haifa to hear from Joseph Haddad, the pastor of a church in Nahariya in northern Israel where the congregation are all Lebanese – they came to Israel as refugees 16 years ago as Joseph will now explain.
Today finds us in Haifa in northern Israel and my guest is Joseph Haddad – the pastor of a Lebanese church in Nahariya, a small town in Israel on the border with Lebanon.