First off I'm really sorry for not getting back to you.
Spring is a horrible time for me because I get migraines a lot and I had one that lasted for a couple of days and didn't see your message until today.
Also, for a student, that is a lot of money.
Please let me know if you have any need for a paid intern for next year.
Tracy I would love to!
I looked at the website and saw that the application deadline has passed.
Also, I'm shomer shabbas, meaning that I would need a place to sleep that is close to the conference.
But if there is somewhere that I can stay that is walking distance, even if it is on someone's couch, I'd really love to come!
Thanks, and please let me know.
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.