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Meet a Jew and a Christian Making Peace in the Middle East

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Almost every day we hear about another Arab country making peace with Israel, or Islamic nation opening diplomatic relationships with Israel, or Muslims openly declaring a change of heart towards the Jewish Nation.

A peace train has left the station and Arabs not wanting to miss it are jumping on board. These are significant developments in light of Scripture, and the two men I had the honor of meeting with this week, Elias and Amit, live right here in the middle of the conflict and are changing hearts on the ground with an initiative that could prove to be one of the most important in decades when it comes to promoting peace in Israel.

Elias Zarena and Amit Barak, a Christian and a Jew, respectively, run a non-profit called The Jerusalemite Initiative where they are breaking down walls of hatred, and cleaning up the anti-Israel propaganda from hearts and minds. I’ll let them tell their story.

  Elias Zarena is an Aramean Christian from Jerusalem

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