Israeli Military Destroys Orchards at Tent of Nations – Please Act Now!

Please read and take action in response to this outrageous destruction of a family’s orchards. It is unspeakably inhuman, but understandable, given the contempt that Israel authorities have for Palestinians, treating them like vermin they are trying to eradicate and exterminate from land that Israel considers theirs.

Shalom Rav

The Nassar Family Farm, before and after its destruction by the Israeli military The Nassar Family Farm, before and after its destruction by the Israeli military

I am heartbroken to report that the Israeli military has destroyed between 1,500 and 2,000 fruit trees at the Tent of Nations – the Nassar family farm located south of Bethlehem.

I have written extensively about Tent of Nations and the work of Daoud Nassar, whose struggle to keep his family farm has provided an inspiring model of peaceful resistance to oppression.I have personally visited his farm with members of my congregation on more than one occasion (most recently this past October) and have hosted Daoud on his visits to Chicago.

Those of us who know Daoud know him to be a profoundly decent and honorable man, thoroughly dedicated to the cause of a just coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. (On a stone next to the front gate of the Nassar farm are the words “We Will…

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Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at www.geogepolleyauthor.com.
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One Response to Israeli Military Destroys Orchards at Tent of Nations – Please Act Now!

  1. Jack bender says:

    Sometimes,as in this case I feel sorryf for the Arabs who are caught in a Israeli catch 22 . I also wonder why this road if needed couldn’t go a different route…this dispute has been going on now for many years…and possibly the IDf..does need it to go forward…I do hope it can work out fairly…although I doubt that mr Nassar and his acolytes will think so…..

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