This interview is one of a series of interviews on perspectives on Unity with Abu El-Assal who graduated from Nazareth Baptist school where he also taught. While at Nazareth he was a member of the PLP, the Progressive List for Peace – a joint Jewish-Arab political party. During his time in Nazareth he was vicar of Christ Church, Nazareth. In 1997, Abu El-Assal became the thirteenth Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem and head of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East until his retirement on 31 March 2007 at the prescribed retirement age of 70 years, though he was only seven and a half months short of his 70th birthday.
He describes himself as Arabic, Palestinian who is a Christian, an Isreali by nationality and an Anglican. He brings all these facets together for his vision for Peace.