Jews, Muslims, Christians pray for rain in West Bank
A five year drought motivated a rare interfaith prayer service yesterday in Al-Walajah, a Palestinian village between Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the West Bank, also part of Israel's Jerusalem municipality. The Media Line - a news service in the Middle East - set the context:
The rainy season should have begun over a month ago, but the skies remain blue on this November afternoon. In a land that has seen much bloodshed and no few miracles, these devout believe that now more than ever is the time for divine intervention.
Rabbi Menachem Froman - one of the clerics at the service - told The Media Line: "According to our traditions, the Jewish and the Islam, rain is due to the deeds of man and if we make any step of peace between us, perhaps that will open the treasures of the skies and rain will fall "
Back in July, the Jerusalem Post reported the drought had depleted Israel's water supply by 25%.
| November 12, 2010; 2:15 PM ET
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