The existence of Israel as a sovereign Jewish state has become a polarizing issue in both the mainstream and Christian communities, and there are many questions to be answered. Our goal is to provide answers to some of these questions through the real life journey of Todd Morehead as he travels through the Holy Land, hearing the stories of both Israelis and Palestinians who have been directly impacted by the conflict.
We believe in the inherent dignity of all people living in the Holy Land. This includes Arabs and other minorities who live in Israel and the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza). These people matter to God, and therefore they matter to us. In getting to know them we have come to discover that many—despite the challenges they sometimes face as minorities—courageously support Israel’s existence—even with its flaws and growing pains—and they want their voice to be heard. This film is our attempt to help them.
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel
Why Does the World Need Another Film About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be one of the most contentious and misunderstood issues of our day. Hope in the Holy Land delves beneath the surface of the conflict by bringing the audience in touch with people on the ground who answer many of the questions people are asking, such as…
In today’s age of specialization and glut of information, often history (or the deeper stories behind people and places) gets lost. One of the best ways to take in history is watching documentaries. I’m a visual learner and a well-done documentary combines solid history with creative storytelling to convey deep truth and events in a quick and memorable fashion. – Ken Wystma, Pastor & Author
Who Are We Trying To Reach?
The primary audience we’re seeking to serve is the mainstream Christian community in the U.S., particularly the younger generation who is less familiar with the history and background of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But we realize that this topic is of great interest to a broader market, especially the Jewish and Muslim communities around the world, so we have made every effort to be relevant and sensitive to a diverse audience while staying true to our theological convictions.
Our desire is to present audiences – regardless of their background – with an educational and engaging feature-length film on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that challenges and inspires both Christians and their friends to stand with anyone in the Holy Land who genuinely respects the right of both Jews and non-Jews to live in peace and security.
We humbly ask you for your prayers and support as we bring this message to the world.
Justin Kron & Todd Morehead
Co-Creators & Executive Producers