Hope in the Holy Land

PEACE with Penny: Penny S. Tee Interviews Producers Todd Morehead and Justin Kron, of “Hope in the Holy Land”

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Penny S. Tee interviews Todd Morehead and Justin Kron, the producers for “Hope in the Holy Land.” Just before it is released this week, PEACE with Penny recorded a sneak peek about how and why they made the film, important facts that clarifies and emphasizes many issues that don’t seem to be covered in the news but are necessary to our understanding a more complete picture of some of the complications that impact the possibility of Peace, and additional topics are discussed that the film didn’t have space for.

Besides “Hope in the Holy Land,” coming out that will help you understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we can’t ignore that it’s been frightening with the recent violence of the Hamas rockets, Palestinian rioting, and terrorist attacks of shootings, incendiary balloons which have started many fires causing significant damage, stabbings and car rammings. Then as expected, there is retaliation from Israel. Hamas launched 400 missiles last night against Israel and Israel defended themselves, but what seems to be reported in the papers is portraying Israel as an evil aggressor. What happened to honest reporting? Unfortunately, this is nothing new. And the killing and injuries on both sides is so unnecessary.

Jerusalem hasn’t been bombed like this since 2014, during the war when we were there on a family vacation that I wrote my book about, “BLASTED from COMPLACENCY: A Journey from Terror to Transformation in Israel.” Will this be the Third Intifada? Only time will tell.

To add another layer of complexity, this week is filled with events that can agitate both sides. With potential evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, the celebration of Jerusalem Day – Israel’s annual celebration of its acquisition of eastern Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war, and the ending of Ramadan on May 12th. It will increase the tension to a situation that is already boiling over. Let’s pray this turmoil ends quickly.

On May 14th 1948, Israel became a nation. “Hope in the Holy Land,” will be released also on the 14th On Demand and on Blue-Ray and the date was purposefully chosen to align with the formation of Israel’s Independence Day. On the 15,th Palestinians commemorate what they call the Naqba, which means the Catastrophe which is in direct opposition to the fact that 73 years ago Israel reclaimed their independence. Oy.

If only both sides would just follow the Golden Rule and treat others as you would have them treat you.

We hope you enjoy the interview. You can always see the recordings of PEACE with Penny on PennySTee.com under Podcasts.

Thank you and May You Live in Peace, שלום and سلام.

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