The God of Occupation


Hear about the daily struggles involved in breaking the cycle of violence and oppression, offering hope for Palestine and Israel.

Sitting in the middle of a desert, the hot sun beating down on the scattered stones, well-watered illegal Israeli settlements glinting in the distance, Sami Awad could be forgiven for picking out five smooth stones and marching off to fight his people’s Goliath. But the only the thing he cracks are fine jokes, and the only thing he tears down are our prejudices as he shares with pilgrims to the Holy Land how he and others are developing nonviolent ways for the Palestinian community to resist oppression. Full of hope in the face of a terrible situation, Sami is an inspiration to all who work for peace through peaceful means.

Sami Awad