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A Contemporary and Biblical Perspective on the Middle East

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 ◊ 7 pm

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Nonie DarwishNonie Darwish – Daughter of Egyptan Shahid; Woman of Valor

Born in Cairo and raised in the Gaza Strip in the 1950's, Nonie's father had been sent to Gaza under orders of President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, to head Fedayeen operations against Israel. The Fedayeen were the first organized terrorists from Arab lands, sent to conduct guerilla style operations inside Israeli territory and cause as much death and destruction as possible to the Jewish nation.

Nonie was raised in this atmosphere of intense hatred of Israel, with her own father spearheading the wish of the Arab world to destroy Israel. Since her family had been sent by Nasser to live in the war zone of Gaza, she and her siblings attended Palestinian elementary schools where she suffered the intense indoctrination of hatred and anti-Semitism.

In 1956, however, her father was assassinated in the Jihad against Israel. He became a national hero, a "Shahid" (Martyr) and a symbol of the resistance against the Zionist state. Nonie was only 8 years old. She believes that the culture of Jihad and rabid anti-Semitism caused his death, and from this early age she was repelled by that culture and the hatred it engendered.

Her mother took the family back to Cairo where Nonie grew to maturity, eventually studying at the American University of Cairo, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology / Anthropology. Working as an editor and translator at the Middle East News Agency, she attended several local and international conferences. This led to her desire to live abroad, arriving in the U.S. in 1978.

Living in the free atmosphere of America, she gradually realized the horrific impact and the evil of the indoctrination that she and all Arab children are subjected to. Years later, after the 9/11 tragedy, she started writing in support of Israel and against the current Islamist culture of hate and violence.

Married and the mother of three, Nonie is now a freelance writer, a public speaker, interpreter and author. She is on the speaker's bureau of Stand With Us, ; a board member of Middle East Education Team and the American Congress for Truth, She has spoken on Middle East affairs all over the country, including on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

Her most recent successes are her appearances on the new documentary titled, “Obsession”, and her upcoming book, “Now They Call Me Infidel”. All of these accomplishments are highlighted on her webpage

 As a child she was taught to hate; Nonie is speaking out!

Speakers sponsored by Stand With Us,,
and The David Project,

Event sponsors also include National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel,, and Siegel Jewelers.

Event held in the Groundfloor at Resurrection Life Church, 5100 Ivanrest SW, Grandville, MI
Nursery care will be provided the night of the event.

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