Elias Nawawieh

Elias Nawawieh joined The Isaac Ishmael Initiative in 2018. He co-leads our Holy Land tours and is the leader our refugee work in Jordan and beyond. Elias grew up in a Palestinian Christian home in Bethlehem, where he lived until 2016.

He is trained as a photo journalist and has been part of the organization Musalaha’s reconciliation program between Israeli and Palestinian youth. Elias and his wife Katie and their son George reside in Montana.

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A deadly explosion rocked the capitol of Lebanon in early August. More than 100 people died in the blast and thousands have been left homeless.

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