Greetings from Bethlehem

Zoughbi Alzoughbi, Founder and Director of Wi’am
Zoughbi Alzoughbi, founder and director of Wi’am
An Easter message that violence, resilience, steadfastness and compassionate agape will have the last word over hate, racism, discrimination, violence, war and occupation.

By Zoughbi Zoughbi |  HolyLandJustice | Apr 11, 2020

‘I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out’ [Luke 19:40] It is a warning. This statement still speaks loudly and is directed toward leaders and institutions. Whether leaders of an institution, or government, or state, or the world, there will be a driving force challenging all establishments and perpetuators of injustice and oppression.

Greetings from Bethlehem
Greetings from the Holy Land
Zoughbi Zoughbi , Founder and Director
Wi’am, The Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center
Bethlehem

Yesterday [Apr 10] we celebrated Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. Let us contemplate, while on this road to resurrection… Jesus was born in a cave warmed by animals….Herod was in Jerusalem conspiring to kill him… The Angels helped the Holy Family flee to Egypt, escaping Herod and the Roman Occupation.

Jesus is the first Person to exercise the right of return. He came back to Nazareth then went up to Jerusalem. He was triumphant ascending to Mount Olives and then continued onto the Holy City. He rode a donkey, as a humble down-to-earth savior, conquering Jerusalem with Agape . Despite this, Peter denied him, Judas betrayed him, and many forsook him. He was then handed to the Occupation, tortured, spat on and crucified . Jesus died and was buried … But, this was not the end of our story…

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