Most of us have heard the horror stories coming out of Sudan and Darfur. Yet, most of us were unaware of the pain and horror the poor people of Darfur are facing even in Egypt and Israel if they are able to escape from Darfur. The Egyptian situation is brutal and Israel has no "Room in the inn". Here is a photo of a woman and her two children after they have crossed the border from Egypt into Israel. As we can see, the Jewish soldiers, despite being generally hated by Islamic jihadists, are showing compassion toward the refugees. However, such compassion has implications for Israel for there are thousands of Darfur refugees who are clamoring to enter Israel and the 1000 or more who have already gotten over the border have few places to stay.
Thankfully, Dr. Eldon Clemm, an Israeli Jew who studied at the Hebrew Union College here in Cincinnati, had set up a ministry in Israel focused on reconciling Jews and Muslims. After some opportunities to see their desperate situation, he was convicted to reach out to the refugees as a way to fulfill his call.
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