The Children of Abraham: Arabs, Jews, Christians and Muslims
A spiritual and inclusive memorial featuring the music, stories and art of Palestinians and many others from biblical times to the refugee camps of Lebanon and the streets of the Occupied Territories told with compassion and humour.
|DYD2005 - The Procession of Candles|
The title of the event is taken from the Book of Genesis: And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven......And said, ................That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore;......And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
So how did we get from this place of blessing to the atrocity of Deir Yassin?
It is tempting to say that Christians persecuted Jews in Europe, which caused Jews to persecute Muslims and Christians in
, but is this how we came to Deir Yassin? Palestine
|DYD2005 Gilad and Yaron|
|H.E. Afif Saffieh and Jeremy Corbyn M.P.|
Having come to a Deir Yassin of massacre and atrocity how can we move to a Deir Yassin of hope and reconciliation? Today in this church between a great synagogue and a great mosque, perhaps we may begin our journey.
May God bless the Palestinian people.