The following article comes from a Christian Reformed pastor, James Dekker. It is a report on a short conference in which the two main speakers were a staff member of my favourite Canadian Christian monthly and a Jewish Rabbi. Many readers, having their minds poisoned about Christians by mainline media, will expect an anti-Palestinian harangue. What else can one expect from a Christian monthly and a Jewish rabbi?
Well, taste and see. I am no expert on the subject, but I'm all for reconciliation and peace, provided it is realistic. There are those who will consider the report idealistic, not realistic. However, with the God of peace behind it, I see nothing unrealistic about it. I have experienced a national impasse like this in Nigeria many years ago. God just waded in and took the people responsible for the impasse on both sides out of it within the space of a week--and everything settled down. So, why not?