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. We want 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 Do We 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 will delve beneath the surface of the conflict by bringing our audience in touch with people on the ground who will answer many of the questions the world is asking, such as…
Best-selling novelist, Jack Engelhard, in response to his concerns about the growing number of antisemitic laden attacks that many pro-Israel Jewish students have been facing on some U.S. college campuses, made this challenge in November 2014 to the Christian community:
So where are the Christians who’ve been taught to love their neighbor – who’ve been raised to serve as shelters to those who suffer? Silence? Yes you are your brother’s keeper. But where are you? Your fellow students could use a helping hand. Your fellowship is urgently needed.
The Christian community has been summoned and this film will seek to be one of those “helping hands.”