IFG Special meeting Johannes Gerloff 18 02 17
IFG and CFI hosted a talk by Johannes Gerler this Saturday at Greenlane Christian Fellowship. Trish and Graeme introduced the meeting then Johannes spoke in depth on his topic
‘Jewish Settlements : Illegal & main obstacle to peace in the Middle East????’ Johannes, accompanied by his wife Krista, shared the depth of his experience living in Israel as a reporter. Johannes shared the frustrations of not being permitted to report much of what they saw and gave us a deeper and broader understanding of the Arab/Palestinian mindset with respect to reporting and negotiation. His point that we cannot leave the Palestinians out of our prayers and consideration was well received. His book ‘The Palestinians: Myths and Martyrs’ is well worth reading just for the range of information we never hear from other sources – the chapter on Yasser Arafat will be an eye opener for many. Johannes thoughtful approach, and, as he quipped, his very German tendency to always look for a balance, was balanced in turn by his realistic perception and assessments of the many news situations he has covered.
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