Did you know that one of the smallest Arab nations, Bahrain, has initiated a peace visit to Israel/Palestine this week? This tiny nation in the Persian Gulf of 1.2 million, is braving the vitriol from Hamas and other Muslim terrorist groups and anger from many Palestinians. The visitors are an interfaith delegation affiliated with the NGO ‘This is Bahrain’. The delegation’s leader Betsy Mathieson said, “We’re not here to interact with governments or politicians. We’re here to
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Last night I attended the screening of the film ‘The Forgotten Refugees’, courtesy of the Jewish Board of Deputies. Previously I had seen the statistics, but never heard the stories. Powerful! In 1945 there were approximately 850,000 Jews living in the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. Jews and Jewish communities have existed in the region for 2,500 years. Today, less than 7,000 Jews remain. When we speak about the Middle East, and when we mention the word “refug