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Posted on January 14, 2009 at 6:31pm 4 Comments

Hey mepeace peeps,



While there is a war in Gaza, I'm sitting in Tel Aviv grappling with peace; the rock solid belief that I once had in peace, is slowly crumbling, but resisting turning into sand.



To try and understand this draining experience, I've been writing a lot on my blog "sababi," which means "awesome" in Arabic and modern day Israeli slang. I haven't figured out how to get my blog on blogger to post here automatically, like… Continue
 

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My personal story:
Ask me. It's personal right?
Why I want peace:
So I can sleep at night.
Interests and activities:
Blogging at http://sababi.blogspot.com, writing poetry, literature, song and dance
Something you didn't know about me:
I can find inner peace in a war zone
How I found mepeace.org:
My Dad, Jon Ramer
What I want to achieve here:
Strengthen the human relationship.
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At 2:38am on March 31, 2010, Hagay said…

At 8:53pm on February 26, 2010, fesalk411 said…
I hope that you you and your family and your friends safe
I am Faisal from Ramallah, I am an Arab Hebrew is excellent and has sent you a message
At 6:36pm on February 26, 2010, fesalk411 said…
A True Story By Faisal Al-kateep
I am a Palestinian Arab from Hizmeh, a village between Jerusalem and Ramallah. When I was 15 years old I fought against the Israeli Occupation in search of freedom. At that time I thought every Jewish person, whether soldier or citizen, man or woman, young or old, should be killed. I rejected the right for any Jew to live and every Jew was a target. I was just a kid, believe me, and I didn’t understand anything about politics or the Arab-Israeli conflict. I was arrested and sat in jail for 12 years. This was during the first intifada from 1987. At that time nobody talked about peace but only of violence. I matured during my time in jail. I started studying and reading books on politics, literature, poetry, and about the Madrid Conference.

It gave me hope to live in peace and dignity. I learned that violence only breeds violence and that peace is the only solution for the two nations, the only way for both to have a respectful and beautiful future. We live on the same land. We are neighbors. We drink the same water and both pray to a monotheistic God. We must live in peace on the basis of religion for God and land for everyone.
At 10:57am on November 1, 2009, Deborah Rafaeli said…
For my to Alison really i miss you already.xxx
At 10:40am on November 1, 2009, Raed T M said…
see you again
thx 4 add
At 10:13pm on October 31, 2009, Eden Fuchs said…
Dear Alison,
You have taught me so much this weekend! thank you
At 9:33pm on October 31, 2009, Whit Jones said…
Great weekend we had.
thanks for your offer of possible help with our projects in the future
Peace in the eye of the storm
Whit
At 9:20pm on October 31, 2009, Mahmoud Abu-Laban said…
Good Evening , Alison .
How Are you ?
It's Nice to meet you too.

Layla Tov .
At 1:14pm on July 13, 2009, Martha Ross DeWitt said…
Peace and Love from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

The videos you have posted are wonderful testimony to humanity's longing for brotherhood and sisterhood in a world where the wishes of the many have been disregarded by the selfish desires of the few, who are now on trial for their spiritual survival, if they only knew. To those who have been granted the fleeting advantages of great wealth and power, what they have done to desecrate the rights and privileges of others is now being adjudicated in a higher court, one to which we must all, at the end of our physical existences, stand before. It is for us to bear witness to their failures as political leaders, financial entrepreneurs and religious counselors, for there are no legitimate justifications for their policies, no moral or ethical defenses for their actions and no humanitarian foundations for their intent to acquire for themselves, alone, that which was to be shared by all.

We are, all of us, answerable to a higher authority for how we conduct our lives, as well as for how we affect the lives of others. We cannot claim ignorance, for we are given many chances to observe the consequences of poor decisions, and to correct or compensate those we have hurt or falsely maligned. The worst among us have been given the greatest opportunities to change their ways. We read about their failures, daily, as their indiscretions and missteps are revealed. Look within to discover our own failures, before we censure them. For what appalls us most about another is often a reflection of what we have failed to correct in ourselves. It is one of the terrible ironies of our blind compulsion to judge others. Have compassion for those being tested at the highest levels of government, business and formalized religion. What would we do in their place? What steps would we take away from the brinksmanship practiced by those who assume, wrongly, that they have the right, and even the obligation, to ignore responsibilities for the many in favor of advantages for the few?

We cannot delude ourselves into thinking that those who have authority will see, for themselves, what is right and proper, for they have practiced their skills at deceiving themselves and others into thinking that their way is best. When 50% of the global population vote for Peace, but the top 10% vote for War, and the rest ignore the problem or hope it will go away, who prevails? Social responsibility was a major theme at the recent, UN sponsored World Civic Forum in Seoul, Korea (South Korean Youth long for reconciliation with the North, and regard the division as temporary). Conscience is what will turn the top 10% away from their nuclear strategies and warlike stances, in favor of concern for the well-being of all of humanity. We are not just witnesses to the inhumanities that have been promoted and perpetuated by religious, economic and political leaders. We are also activists, people who care enough about one another to try to turn these spiritually bankrupt individuals away from their age-old "might makes right" caveman mentalities to a higher calling. It is not just ourselves and each other that we are looking out for. Their souls are in jeopardy, regardless of their worldly credentials.

Spiritual guidance is tailored to each individual, as to how to do this. Look within. Have compassion for others but most of all, have compassion for self, so that your efforts may be free of resentments and condescension, the defensiveness that mars our best efforts when not guarded against. Purity of purpose is a worthy aim. We are witnesses, not judges. We cannot know how to best approach another person if we have not tried to walk in his/her shoes. Blindness of others is not evil. It is just miscalculation. Persuasion does not mean turning on a bright light in a darkened room, but is gradual, respectful, loving encouragement to find a better way. Jesus was a gentle man, a teacher, a persuader. He did not shout edicts from a platform. All of the world's religions started out as simple teachings of right ways, not as critical condemnations. Anger is not effective in dealing with the stubbornness of leaders who ignore the commonsense dictates of reason. Nor is a superior attitude. If we are to be effective as Peacemakers, we will follow spiritual guidance, according to our understanding of what that means, for each of us has different life experiences that have taught us how to approach those with whom we disagree. Whether they are "baby" souls, or souls in long-standing defiance of spiritual laws, is not for us to know. Nor can we know which of our efforts might be successful in turning them around. Patience is required, for we cannot know how long it will take. We only know that abandoning the cause is not an option.
Their spiritual survivals hang in the balance. Humanity has suffered, but some of them have suffered more.

Thank you, Alison, for contacting me to be your friend. Thank you, Alison's father, for being her inspiration.
At 5:31pm on July 11, 2009, Firas Arafat said…
Hi alison ,how are you?i have seen your note on the chatting room , if u are really intrested in breaking news we have a famouse local web site for the local news it an agency called maan and here is the web site
http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php
 
 
 

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