At BibleInteract, we were completely taken by surprise to learn that many people, from the age of 50 and younger, including merican Jews, do not know the dramatic story of how Israel became a legally recognized state. That understanding is essential for an accurate view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today. Therefore, this series of engaging conversations between Anne Davis of BibleInteract and her guest, Laura Green, who is an active Jewish advocate for the state of Israel, addresses this untold story of Israel’s return to the land that God has promised to them. The sessions are organized historically, so you can follow the story of Israel’s return from Jewish immigration under the Ottoman Empire, to the United Nations vote to give Israel its own state, and finally to Israel’s struggle to defend its country and its people.
Session 7: Peace Talks and Settlements
In this session, the discussion continues with Laura Green and Anne Davis. Peace talks were progressing during the Oslo Accords and the Camp David Agreement, but came to an agonizing end with the Second Intifada when Palestinian terrorism erupted with suicide bombers. The violence of the Second Intifada led to the need for a security wall. The Jewish settlements in Area C are now protected by the security wall.