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The Olive Tree is a weekly podcast hosted by Julia Fisher. Each episode asks the simple question, ‘What is God doing in Israel and the Palestinian Areas today?’ and the answers will be provided by believers living in the Holy Land, both Jews and Arabs, as well as by others who know the situation well.

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The Olive Tree is a weekly podcast hosted by Julia Fisher. Each episode asks the simple question, ‘What is God doing in Israel and the Palestinian Areas today?’ and the answers will be provided by believers living in the Holy Land, both Jews and Arabs, as well as by others who know the situation well.

    OT477 - Always, the direction was Jesus - Labib Madanat with Julia Fisher 1 of 3

    OT477 - Always, the direction was Jesus - Labib Madanat with Julia Fisher 1 of 3

    Julia Fisher talks to Labib Madanat- He is a Jordanian Christian who has lived in several countries in the Middle East including Israel. Normally, he would be travelling extensively in his capacity as the Middle East Advisor to the Bible Society. Now living in the UK but currently in lockdown due to the Covid 19 outbreak, I caught up with him via Zoom. Born in Jerusalem in 1964 to Jordanian parents, here Labib describes his early years which prepared him for his work now.

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    OT476 - I caught Jesus - Romain with Stuart Fisher

    OT476 - I caught Jesus - Romain with Stuart Fisher

    Stuart Fisher talks to Romain - If you or somebody known to you is a hardened drug addict and you have given up hope of ever seeing them recover, then stay tuned. You are about to hear the story of Romain who as he put it, lost 14 years of his life to drugs. He was a homeless drug addict living on the streets of Tel Aviv – today he is a different person … listen now as he shares his story with Stuart Fisher.

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    OT475 - How life changed from being a religious orthodox Jew - Zacharia Arne with Julia Fisher 2 of 2

    OT475 - How life changed from being a religious orthodox Jew - Zacharia Arne with Julia Fisher 2 of 2

    Julia Fisher talks to Zacharia Arne- he came to Israel from Ethiopia when he was 13 years old. His grandfather was a rabbi and it was Zacharia's ambition to follow in his footsteps. However, today he is the pastor of a Messianic congregation in Haifa as well as working full time for the Haifa Municipality helping people with addiction to drugs and alcohol. I was keen to find out how his life changed from being a religious orthodox Jew and started by asking him about his time at university.

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    OT474 - It was my dream to come to Israel and become a rabbi - Zacharia Arne with Julia Fisher 1 of 2

    OT474 - It was my dream to come to Israel and become a rabbi - Zacharia Arne with Julia Fisher 1 of 2

    Julia Fisher talks to Zacharia Arne - an Ethiopian Jew with a fascinating story. Over the past 70 years, thousands of Jewish people have returned to live in Israel. Many consider this to be a fulfilment of Biblical prophecy so it’s always interesting to meet such people and hear their stories. Zacharia has two jobs – he works full time for the Haifa Municipality helping people with drug and alcohol addiction by day and also, he leads a congregation comprising mainly of Ethiopians.

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    OT473 - House of Light - Anis & Nawal Barhoum with Julia Fisher

    OT473 - House of Light - Anis & Nawal Barhoum with Julia Fisher

    Julia Fisher talks to Anis & Nawal Barhoum- Today another story which clearly demonstrates what God is doing in Israel in these days despite the obvious unrest. They live in northern Israel. They are now in their 70’s and throughout their lives they have used their home and their time working to bring young Jews and Arabs together in a spirit of reconciliation. As we sat drinking coffee one evening in Haifa, they shared their story.

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    OT472 - A year of mission - Miriam Chernasov with Julia Fisher

    OT472 - A year of mission - Miriam Chernasov with Julia Fisher

    Julia Fisher talks to Miriam Chernasov - She is about to become a missionary in Uganda. Why is that unusual you ask … well, Miriam is from Israel and missionaries last went out from Israel 2000 years ago when the early church came into being! After coming to live in Israel from the Ukraine, Miriam has been through school, the army and university where she qualified as a kindergarten teacher. I started by asking her to describe when and how she came to realise she wanted to be involved in mission.

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