"The Olive Tree" – the programme that introduces you to some of the believers living in Israel today – both Jews and Palestinians. We hear so much about trouble in the region, but despite this, there are many wonderful stories of reconciliation – man with God and man with man, that deserve to be told, and that’s the purpose of this programme.
My guest today is Zvi Randelman. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and family. He is the pastor of a Messianic congregation and he runs a drug rehab centre called Beit HaYeshua. I met Zvi recently in Jerusalem and he told me his story.
by Julia Fisher
Despite dire reports and media indifference, the Christian church in Israel and the areas of Palestine is growing among both Arab and Jewish communities. As this happens, Arabs and Jews are meeting, being reconciled, and working together.Meet Me at the Olive Tree tells 16 stories of these new Christians and how they find both forgiveness and new hope in their faith. These stories reveal the powerful childhood indoctrination and great social pressure that encourages the enmity we see on the news each night. But they also reveal the reconciliation and peace that is possible through the cross. These stories will stretch your mind and thrill your heart, as you embrace all that God is doing through both Jewish believers and Arab/Palestinian Christians living in Israel and the wider Middle East.