Ancient Artifacts Found in Israel ‘Prove the Bible’ Is True By Lindsay Elizabeth for Faith Wire
Often times the relationships we see between Palestinians and Israelis is that of negativity. The mainstream media highlights the ever-mounting tensions between the two regions, only showcasing the negative relationships.
In a recent Israel Collective film, the crew spoke to a Palestinian man living in Israel, who believes that the God of love is what can unite the two people groups.
The Israel Collective, a group “dedicated to building vibrant relationships between American Christians and the people of the Holy Land,” works to unify the two people groups under the teachings of Jesus.
In the video, Zak Mishriky shows the Israel Collective around his families store: Zak’s Jerusalem Gifts.
“This is a very interesting coin that has Paleo-Hebrew on it,” he said, holding up the coin to the camera. “This is Hasmonean or Maccabees, you know 100 B.B., and has Hebrew.”
Mishriky’s family has been in Israel for over 300 years, selling artifacts that tie ancient Israel with the present.
“I grew up on the border of a refugee camp located in Anathoth (East Jerusalem); the same place where Jeremiah, the Prophet was born. I was the oldest child of four children,” he writes on his antique shop’s website. “Because of the family situation, I had to find ways of contributing to the day to day expenses.”
“We are Palestinians, we grew up in Jerusalem,” he explained to the Israel Collective. “My business first is Biblical antiquities. You know my vision is to have gifts that are connected to the Bible.”
“We’re respecting the law, and working hard, and we’re getting prosperous in Jerusalem, like anywhere else,” he added.
He explained that over time his family saw that Israeli’s were trying, and that made the family want to support them.