Meet the Living Stones, Part I on Israel and Palestine
A Palestinian Christian farmer, Daoud Nassar, will join us from Bethlehem to share his family’s story of working to retain ownership of their 100-acre farm outside Bethlehem which is surrounded by 5 growing Israeli settlements. In 1991 Israel declared the Nassar farm to be “State Land.” However, the family has original documents showing their 1916 purchase and continuous cultivation of the farm over the last 107 years. Ever since 1991 this Lutheran family has been in Israeli courts resisting the takeover of their land. They have renamed the farm “Tent of Nations” and adopted the motto “We refuse to be Enemies.” They regularly welcome up to 11,000 visitors annually, usually in small groups, and this strong international support has helped the family remain on the farm. Our Plymouth Israel/Palestine pilgrimage group will visit the Tent of Nations for a tour and to help with the olive harvest on November 1.