SELECTED INTERVIEWS FROM
THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
These short sound segments were recorded for ACT during interviews by Paul Jeffrey in August 2003. They are available here in Real Audio and WAV format. To listen, click on the appropriate link. A free Real Audio Player is available for download if you need it. To download the WAV file, put the cursor over the link, right click and save on your computer. In some cases, a photo of the person is available for download by clicking on the "photo" link.
Listen to Tawfiq Nasser, CEO of the Lutheran World Federation's Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem, discuss health access as a fundamental human right, and describe how ACT funding has been critical in extending health services to all Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. 3:17. (Real Audio -WAV file)
Listen to Shareef Omar Khaled describe the impact of the Israeli-built "separation fence" on his tiny town of Jayyous, and the commitment of he and other farmers who "are ready to die but not to live as beggars." 1:38. (Real Audio -WAV file - photo)
Listen to Hosam Naoum, the Anglican priest in Nablus, discuss the church's historic ministry of providing health care, and the challenges it faces today in the middle of occupation. 1:54. (Real Audio -WAV file - photo)
Listen to Hosam Naoum, the Anglican priest in Nablus and an Arab Israeli, discuss how he envisions peace between Palestinians and Israelis. 2:14. (Real Audio -WAV file - photo)
Listen to Riah Abu El-Assal, the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, discuss the Israeli-built wall and report that "the best secure borders are reconciled neighbors." 1:18. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to Riah Abu El-Assal, the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem, discuss the international Christian community's response to the middle east crisis. "It's not enough for the church in the world to pray for us." 1:49. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to Bernard Sabella, a professor of sociology at Bethlehem University and executive director of the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees of the Middle East Council of Churches, discuss the road map and how the region needs "a vision of a future in which both Palestinians and Israelis can live side by side in dignity." 4:08. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to Nora Kort, the country representative for International Orthodox Christian Charities, talk about the effect of the state of siege in the occupied territories on the life of the people and the ministry of church organizations. 3:15. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to Nora Kort, country representative for International Orthodox Christian Charities, discuss problems with the road map to peace, what she calls "the road map to disaster." 2:36. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to Ramzi Zananiri, executive director of the International Christian Committee in Jerusalem, a relief arm of the Middle East Council of Churches, talk about how "the Palestinian people are still imprisoned" despite the road map. (Real Audio - WAV file) 1:36.
Listen to Suhaila Tarazi, director of the embattled Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, discuss the importance of ACT support, because of which "we feel we are not alone." 0:50. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to Arik Ascherman, executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights, discuss why a nice Jewish boy couldn't find something better to do than nonviolently protest at a Palestinian house about to be demolished by Israeli authorities. 3:08. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to Matt Robson, a British member of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program, describe how Palestinians farmers, facing the Israeli-built wall, have not given up hope. 2:10. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
Listen to John Lynes, a 75-year old Quaker who lived as a Jew through the Holocaust, describe his work as a member of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program. 2:05. (Real Audio - WAV file - photo)
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