Rodef Shalom Eliyahu McLean, a husband and father of three girls, is an Orthodox Jew, originally from the USA now living in Jerusalem.
Eliyahu is the coordinator of the Abrahamic Reunion group of religious leaders and director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers.
Eliyahu organizes cross-border events that bring Israelis and
Palestinians from Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah together to events in Israel and the West Bank. Eliyahu also leads twice weekly dual-narrative tours to Hebron.
Eliyahu was initiated as a ‘Rodef Shalom’, ‘Peace Pursuer’ by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
Eliyahu’s interfaith work was written about in the books: “At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with the Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land” by Yossi Klein Halevi and in the book: “To Make the Earth Whole: The Art of Citizen Diplomacy in an Age of Religious Militancy”, by Prof. Marc Gopin
Eliyahu’s address to the Scottish Parliament: