Independent Palestinian State a Step Toward Peace in the Middle East

Palestine is seeking official recognition as an independent state with full statehood status at the UN.  Alex Awad, Pastor of East Jerusalem Baptist Church and Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College says that achieving this recognition is an important step toward peace in the Middle East.   

The majority of Christians and church leaders  in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip support the Palestinian bid to seek full statehood at the United Nations. This position is not driven by anti-Israeli or anti-American sentiments but rather because most Arab Christians believe that without a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict they have no future in the Middle East, and without Palestinian statehood, there will be no end to the conflict.” To read more, see