Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Seeing the ocean for the first time

Many residents of Palestine live only an hour away from the seaside, but most have never seen the ocean, because they are unable to travel across the Israeli military border without a permit. That's why Robby Berman has coordinated a determined group of Israeli volunteers to cross the border into Palestine, pick up Palestinian families in their villages, and escort them back across the border to the beach at Tel Aviv. It's a day of fun that most Palestinian families will never forget.

Rabbi Jonathan Feldman, one of the volunteers, says, "I think Jewish values are to reach out to other people and have peace with our neighbors -- that's what we're striving for. We can say prayers for peace many times every day, but the first peace we need is with our neighbors."

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