As a Christian priest I recall that Jesus began his ministry by proclaiming good news for the poor and freedom for the oppressed. I am totally opposed to the oppression and denial of basic human rights inflicted on the Palestinians and I stand in solidarity with them in their peaceful struggle to defend their land and their freedom. The Olive Tree Campaign is an excellent practical way of doing this. I have sponsored many trees, so have members of my churches.
Olive trees on the hillside are a beautiful sight; they are a symbol of peace and an important source of income, also a reminder of the great love the Palestinians have for their land. Each tree planted gives hope to Palestinians and acts as a reminder that people all over the world stand by them in their struggle for just peace.