Tour Day Nine: Oklahoma Christian University


Posted by on Sep 29th, 2010 - No Comments

by EGM contributor Tim Stoner More news about the Jewish Boat to Gaza has been filtering in to us. According to Israel’s Ynet News, an unnamed ministry official stated that Yonatan Shapira “has joined the ranks of Hamas.” We are watching in real time the heavy cost of engaging in non-violent resistance

Tour Day Eight: Wayne State University


Posted by on Sep 28th, 2010 - No Comments

by EGM contributor Tim Stoner We have been waiting to hear word about the progress of the Jewish Boat to Gaza. This morning it arrives. Hours that morning, the Irene, Yonatan’s boat, was intercepted by the Israeli Navy 18 miles away from Gaza.

Tour Day Seven: DePaul University Commons


Posted by on Sep 27th, 2010 - No Comments

by EGM contributor Tim Stoner Today Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch joined the tour. On the hour-long bus ride into Chicago from our hotel in the western suburbs, he fills us in on his life and livelihood back in Israel, as well as his current situation, living and working in here in the United States.

Tour Day Six: At the Home of Bill & Lynne Hybels


Posted by on Sep 26th, 2010 - 1 Comment

Late this morning, we received an update on Yonatan. His small boat was sailing from the island of Cyprus with a small crew heading toward Gaza and into the teeth of a three-year-long military blockade.

Tour Day Five: The National Cathedral


Posted by on Sep 25th, 2010 - No Comments

By EGM Contributor Tim Stoner Thanks to the unflagging commitment of Canon missioner, Patricia Johnson, we have been given access to the Perry Auditorium in the second largest cathedral in the country for our fifth screening. The National Cathedral is as large as it is impressive.

Tour Day Four: National Press Club & Georgetown University


Posted by on Sep 24th, 2010 - No Comments

By EGM Contributor Tim Stoner A little before 9:00 in the morning, the team made the short trip from our hotel in Arlington to the National Press Club in “the district.” Nobody had had more than a few hours of sleep, nevertheless, we arrived a full hour before the start of a formal press conference where Sami Awad would be interviewed… Continue Reading…