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My personal story:
I feel very connected with both Arab and Israeli culture.
Why I want peace:
Because it's better than the alternative, and attainable.
Interests and activities:
Buddhist philosophy, yoga, friends and socialising, dancing, peace and reconciliation on all levels.
Something you didn't know about me:
I really love reggae. Lived in Israel as a little kid.
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What I want to achieve here:
Find similarly motivated (not necessarily agreeing) friends and to be useful.
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There's absolutely no difference between ourselves and others; noone wishes the slightest suffering or is content with the happiness they have now.
Panchen Lobsang Choky Gyaltsen
Inner peace is the best foundation for world peace.
Lama Gangchen Rimpoche (and many others)
One should be careful not to generate more violence in the response to the violence to which one is reacting.
Lama Michel Rimpoche

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Posted on January 13, 2009 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

I am very grateful to my patient young Palestinian friends who have helped me to understand things better and wonder why it took me such a long time.
I believe part of the answer is the way people communicate and their motivation.


Posted on December 31, 2008 at 1:14am 4 Comments

I came back to Jerusalem from Jenin, supposedly the hotbed of violent militancy, yesterday. It was an amazing and heart-wrenching experience. I met real peace wishers and makers who are at the same time victims and was literally overwhelmed by their hospitality, generosity and warmth.

What was so heart-wrenching was that in the midst of their suffering, poeple were so mild-mannered (as was everyone I met in Jenin) and patient and restrained - unlike the popular sterotyping that… Continue

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At 8:11am on September 12, 2012, Abboud Ahmad said…

Thank you Rivka,

It is falttering to hear that my English is good. I'm still working on improving it more. Yes, I was in the USA for a long time.

At 1:26am on April 19, 2010, Michal Nosatzki said…
Shalom dear Rivka:) Welcome to Mepeace:)
At 2:49pm on March 31, 2010, Hagay said…

At 3:03am on March 17, 2010, Ari Greenblatt said…
Wisdom stems from ideals but also from being practical
At 1:27am on March 16, 2010, Ari Greenblatt said…
Thank you, however i have no idea as to how to proceed practically.

Perhaps you can suggest some ideas
At 1:09am on March 16, 2010, Ari Greenblatt said…
Yes. I do have an open mind and heart. Sadly, i feel like a voice in the wildreness in the haredi world, other than neturei Karta and Satmar who are much too extreme for most Israelis to even bear.
At 12:58am on March 16, 2010, Ari Greenblatt said…
That is more or less my philosophy but i wish this to happen not as 2 states but as one state for both peoples. Perhaps this vision is too much before its time.

At any rate, 2 states will at least bring some measure of relief to the region, but it wont be the end of the conflict
At 12:47am on March 16, 2010, Ari Greenblatt said…
At 12:29am on March 16, 2010, Ari Greenblatt said…
I believe your statements to be so generalized that i do not know what you mean ;-)
At 7:41pm on March 15, 2010, Ari Greenblatt said…
what do you mean by generalization ?


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