The Rev. Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel joined Understanding Israel Palestine this week to share about his journey from his childhood in Palestine to Atlanta. He was born in the Christian village of Kafr Yasif in British Mandate Palestine. His family was forced to flee their village during the Nakba. His village became part of the newly-formed State of Israel was placed under martial law until 1966, when he left his home. Rev. Abu-Akel shares more about the trajectory of his life from becoming a pastor in the Presbyterian Church USA to becoming Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA, the highest elected position in the church. In the latter half our discussion, we turned our attention towards interfaith dialogue on the conflict, the theology operating in the Holy Land, and Rev. Abu-Akel’s view of the current situation.