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A Palestinian Christian Shares his Family's Story

Partners for Palestine welcomed Rev. Dr. Alex Awad for a special presentation on December 14, 2023. Rev. Awad is a native of Jerusalem, forced to leave his home in 1948 after his father was killed by an Israeli sniper and his family displaced. He served with his wife Brenda as a United Methodist missionary to the Holy Land for many years, teaching at Bethlehem Bible College and pastoring a church in East Jerusalem. He has preached in Gaza churches and knows members of their congregations who were killed in Israel's recent bombings. A recording of his presentation with slides can be found below. 

From a Prison in Israel to a Pulpit in Florida, Pastor Khader el-Yateem has carried a clear and unwavering commitment to justice. During his years as a community organizer and candidate for political office in New York, he earned the nickname "Father K," and a movie was made about his life. A Lutheran pastor, he now serves as Assistant to the Bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church Florida-Bahamas Synod.  Partners for Palestine was privileged to have him as our guest on December 21 for a Zoom session in which he shared his thoughts on the silence of American churches during the ongoing genocide in Gaza. We are pleased to share this candid and enlightening exchange.

From Prison to Pulpit: A Conversation with Father K

Suggested Videos & Film

The following list films are recommended as a great way to begin your study of Palestine and her people. Book clubs and libraries can benefit from this list, and we urge you to share it.

See a powerful statement on anti-boycott legislation by a member of Jewish Voice for Peace:


5 BROKEN CAMERAS by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi,


TWO BLUE LINES by Permit Productions,

THE WANTED 18 by Kino Lorber,

THE STONES CRY OUT by Yasmine Perni,

THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND by Media Education Foundation,

OCCUPATION 101 by Sufyan and Abdullah Omeish,

PEACE, PROPOGANDA & THE PROMISED LAND by Media Education Foundation,

ENCOUNTER POINT by Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha, available through Just Vision,

VOICES ACROSS THE DIVIDE by Alice Rothchild & Sharon Mullally,

BUDRUS by Julia Bacha, available through Just Vision,

OPEN BETHLEHEM by Leila Sansour,

ARNA'S CHILDREN by Juliano Mer-Khamis,



DRAMA  (May also be on Netflix)

3000 NIGHTS, by Mai Masri,

EYES OF A THIEF, by Najwa Najjar,

THE IDOL, by Hani Abu-Assad,

MARS AT SUNRISE, by Jessica Habie,

OMAR, by Hani Abu-Assad,

SALT OF THIS SEA, by Annemarie Jacir,

THE TIME THAT REMAINS, by Elia Sulieman,

THE TOWER, by Mats Grorud,ïssa-Maïga/dp/B08PCC7YD8/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3FHJYDHC9S9WX&keywords=the+tower&qid=1655762099&s=instant-video&sprefix=the+tower%2Cinstant-video%2C81&sr=1-6

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