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Crisis in the Holy Land. All men are brothers. Being endowed with reason and conscience, they are members of one family. They are free, and possess equal.

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1 Crisis in the Holy Land

2 All men are brothers. Being endowed with reason and conscience, they are members of one family. They are free, and possess equal dignity and rights. Article 1, June 1947 draft, Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted in a different form by the UN in 1948.

3 Roman Empire roughly 27 BC to 1453 (split) Crusades1095 - 1272 Ottoman Empire 1512 – 1920

4 World War I 1914-1918 Balfour Declaration England 1917 "view[ed] with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object (Rothschild and Weitzman) British Mandate1920 – 1948 League of Nations Liberated from Turkish barbarians

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6 World War II and Holocaust 1939 – 1945 Partition (UN Resolution 181)1947 Jerusalem an international city 56% of territory to Israel including Negev 43% to Arabs including 1/3 of coastline and all highlands State of Israel established in 1948 Arab-Israeli War

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8 Arabs relocated (750,000) Refugee camps UN Resolution 181, right of return Land confiscated 1950

9 1949 Armistice Green Line

10 1967 War (Six Day War) Israel acquired Sinai Peninsula, Gaza, Golan Heights Hamas created in 1987 political/guerilla group won Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006

11 2002 Israel begins construction of Separation Wall 2007 Hamas controlled Gaza (militant) Fatah controlled West Bank Israel imposes blockade on Gaza (still in effect)

12 1820s London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews Evangelical fervor Adventurism 1841- 1886 shared Bishopric with Prussian Church (Lutherans ) 1897-8 St. Georges Cathedral constructed, consecrated (East Jerusalem)

13 1917 surrender of Jerusalem to General Allenby signed on Bishops desk 1958 First Arab Bishop consecrated 1976 Diocese reconstituted to include Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon

14 In 1914, 24% of Palestinian population was Christian Today, about 2% 7000 Episcopalians in entire Diocese (5 countries) Greek Orthodox, Roman, Coptic, Maronite Decline from emigration and low birth rate Minority twice

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16 Bishop Suheil Dawani 22 parishes 12 schools 5 institutes for disabled 2 homes for the elderly 2 hospitals 1 full service clinic 4 guest houses 6 affiliated institutions

17 Building blocks of peace of peace Tolerance and respect

18 1949 Green Line vs. 2009 Separation Wall

19 Breaking the Cycle of bitterness and disappointment for third Generation refugees by providing a stable and loving environment and an education that leads to employment

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21 In a conservative Muslim kingdom, this school encourages girls to choose higher education, business, government service

22 www.j-diocese.org

23 Ending the isolation of physical and mental handicap, championing community- based solutions

24 Offering medical care to eleven neighboring villages

25 1.5 million people 18 miles long x 4 miles wide 1 million live in refugee camps 750,000 are under 14 years old

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27 Built by Baptist Missionaries 100 years ago Full service 80 bed hospital Providing free services and medication since Bombing Overwhelmed Electricity outages persist Shortages in food, fuel, medical supplies one crossing open Staff exhausted

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