Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

MEF Supports New Video on Occupation

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

MEF Supports New Video on Occupation

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"Beyond the Mirage: The Face of Occupation," a video written, filmed and narrated by David Neuneubel, was premiered at the June 9 meeting of the Middle East Fellowship and Southern California Friends of Sabeel.

Neuneubel is a successful stockbroker who has risked his life numerous times to serve as a Christian Peacekeeper Team monitor in Hebron. A moving musical score and expertly edited presentation make this one of the best videos produced on the Palestinian tragedy. For more information on the video, visit .

The Rev. Darrel Meyers introduced the latest convert to seeing the light about the Palestinian tragedy, Rev. John Hickox, chaplain and director of spiritual care at Northridge University.

Rev. Hickox told the audience that he had never been particularly interested in the Middle East. In late March, however, he heard a radio broadcaster announce that anyone who believed he is a religious person should be in Bethlehem at that moment.

"It was like a message from an angel," said the former financial planner. "I know Darrel Meyers and was aware of his Friends of Sabeel trip to Jerusalem. I asked him if I could come aboard and he said it was too late."

Within hours, Hickox had borrowed plane fare, found someone to assume his professional duties at Northridge and packed his bags for a flight to Israel. …

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