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"Everyone is entitled to dignity and safety:" An update from Palestine and Israel / Sarah Funkhouser, Seth Malone and Pastor Ashraf Tannous

Relief, development and podcast

Release Date: 11/01/2023

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"A ceasefire and a just end to the occupation, is the biggest need. There, of course, are enormous humanitarian needs, you know, water, food, fuel, electricity have all been cut off to the entirety of Gaza...But the real need is for a solution so that everyone can live peacefully on the land." Sarah Funkhouser is one of MCC's representatives in Jerusalem, along with her husband Seth Malone. They join the podcast to provide some important context for the recent escalation in violence in the Middle East and to share how MCC's partners are responding.  Pastor Ashraf Tannous shares a...

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"A ceasefire and a just end to the occupation, is the biggest need. There, of course, are enormous humanitarian needs, you know, water, food, fuel, electricity have all been cut off to the entirety of Gaza...But the real need is for a solution so that everyone can live peacefully on the land."

Sarah Funkhouser is one of MCC's representatives in Jerusalem, along with her husband Seth Malone. They join the podcast to provide some important context for the recent escalation in violence in the Middle East and to share how MCC's partners are responding. 

Pastor Ashraf Tannous shares a powerful message to Christians in the West, along with a prayer.

Full transcript and show notes available here