By now many of us have seen Steven Spielberg’s recently released film Munich, “inspired” (the film’s own word) by the true events of the 1972 massacre of the Israeli Olympic team in Munich, Germany. Why did Spielberg make this film now? Undoubtedly because the issues it raises are still with us in light of much more recent events. Full of moral complexity as well as action, the film has generated much discussion and even controversy.

Surely one question the movie raises is how and when there will ever be peace in the world, and particularly between Israelis and Palestinians. Everyone would like to see a political solution, and it is right to work for one. We would suggest that beyond the politics, there is a need for spiritual renewal in the human heart. This new year of 2006 is a good time to consider this. We invite you to read “A Forbidden Peace,” speaking of the reconciliation that is possible between Palestinians and Israelis. For some, the reconciliation has already taken place. How? Through a spiritual renewal by faith in Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, Palestinians, and all peoples.

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