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March 2009 Blog Posts (32)

Sindyanna of Galilee

I just found out about this really cool fair trade website in the Gaillee, that helps Arab communities!
Enjoy ! :)
Stephanie

http://www.sindyanna.com/8190/

Added by Stephanie Chase on March 31, 2009 at 6:13am — 1 Comment

התמודדות עם הגזענות הגלויה והסמויה

אלבר ממי בספרו המפורסם "הגזענות", מציין שאחת הדרכים להתמודד עם הגזענות היא לפתח התנהגות מוסרית, והחשוב, הוא מוסיף שהיא צריכה לנבוע "מבחירה שצריך לרצות בה ". טיעון קל לקריאה וקשה למימוש....ובעיקר במציאות קונפליקטואלית וכה מורכבת, כמו המציאות הערבית יהודית בתוך מדינת ישראל.

התנהגות מוסרית אינה דפוס התנהגות מולד אלא נרכש, והתהליך קורם עור וגידים הן בחינוך הבלתי פורמאלי: הביתי, הקהילתי והן הפורמאלי: הבית ספרי והמוסדי .

יחסי יהודים- ערבים בישראל, מהולים במתחים רבים, והגזענות היא אחד… Continue

Added by amal abu zaidan on March 30, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Quotation

The real problem is that through our scientific genius

we’ve made of the world a neighborhood,

but through our moral and spiritual genius

we’ve failed to make of it a brotherhood.

- Martin Luther King -

Added by Fadoua on March 30, 2009 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Our Peace Café a Success

Our latest Peace Café was our biggest yet! Seventy peacemakers - Palestinian, Israeli and International - interacted outdoors in productive conversations, a warm lunch, and a listening circle. Our discussions covered: What is "Occupation", "Peace", and "Zionism"? One state or two states? What about Israeli politics and Palestinian politics? What do I know about the other side? What is my personal story? What am I committed to doing for… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on March 29, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Gaza and Darfur: Some people seem to matter more than others

By SAVO HELETA



The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas has created fury around the globe, especially in the Muslim world. A number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa saw some of the largest demonstrations in their history condemning the killing of civilians and children in the military operation.



The Middle Eastern media, such as Al Jazeera, covered the conflict 24/7.



One has to wonder why the Darfur conflict has never received similar… Continue

Added by Yigal D. Kahana on March 26, 2009 at 2:15am — 14 Comments

Whose is "real" here on mepeace? Who has integrity and who does not?

I am posting this since after seeing a few members that claim to be Arab, but speak in a very anti- Arab tone, may not be who they claim to be on this site.

While I understand that this is a website and we are on the internet, and people can disguise themselves, I am a little dishearted to see people want to trick other members into who they are with propoganda. (I don't want to say names, to respect the privacy of these people).

Just looking at a few other blogs made me feel like I… Continue

Added by Stephanie Chase on March 24, 2009 at 7:04pm — 12 Comments

Women peace gathering

Today, Ibtisam went to her friend’s, Elana Rozenmann, where a peace women gathering took place. Ibtisam and Elana have been working together for years now, and as Ibtisam said, “we are like sisters now”. Elana is the director of Trust-Emun, an organization founded in 2006 which promotes non-violence and dialogue between different communities. She works with Israeli Jews, Muslims, Druze, Christians and Palestinians in order to achieve reconciliation and peace, through events, gatherings,… Continue

Added by Ibtisam Mahameed on March 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

its always the sam

every day when i wak up and i stell in my bed i think that i will go to watching television news to find something new.no more kill .no more Military coup . no more Famine in some place of the world. no more Military aircraft Throwing. no more international threat from the big country to theVulnerable country.no more Dictatorship .no more violence. no more Unemployed persons . no more homeless. no more Political arrests .no more Hatred and Racism .but its always the sam.

Added by rafat hosny imam on March 23, 2009 at 12:32am — No Comments

Radio Salaam Shalom and the media

After a visit to the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel in 2005, I stopped listening to the mainstream media. Having gained a deeper understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian relationship during the visit, I was painfully aware of bias, distorted framing of the conflict, hypocrisy, and lies in news stories carried by the British media. But that wasn't the only reason I tuned out. It was the unstated agenda that disturbed me – an agenda that goes beyond the reporting of events to one… Continue

Added by Lisa Saffron on March 22, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Our recommendations and Peace Café on Friday

We recommend the following this week:



Event

The Peace Café on March 27

http://www.mepeace.org/events/mepeaceorgs-peace-cafe



Video

Palestine - 60 Years of bloody oppression

http://www.mepeace.org/video/palestine-60-years-of-bloody



Discussion

Winning for peace - by Hadi Al Bahra

http://www.mepeace.org/forum/topics/winning-for-peace



Profile

Anas… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on March 22, 2009 at 11:54am — No Comments

250 attend 6th Annual Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk

Published: 03.09.2009 About 250 people participated in the 6th Annual Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk in Tucson on Sunday, officials said.

The event began at 2 p.m. at Congregation Or Chadash, 3939 N. Alvernon Way, with a ceremony, followed by a walk to Al Huda Islamic School, 2800 E. River Road, where a Thai dinner was served.

This year's theme was water, because it is vital for life, said Fayez M. Swailem, an event organizer.

Children… Continue

Added by Sunshine Girl on March 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

You can heal anything. You are the new medicine

You can heal anything. You are the new medicine



Written by Andreas Moritz

The article can be seen here: http://www.naturalnews.com/025808.html





(NaturalNews) For eons now, mankind has searched for ways to heal the many ailments that continue to plague millions of people in all parts of the world. The advances in both conventional and original forms of medicine, although contradictory for the most part, have unintentionally brought us to the birthing of an… Continue

Added by Torben Munk Nielsen on March 18, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Lost in the blur of slogans

(from the San Francisco Chronicle)



by Ishmael Khaldi



Wednesday, March 4, 2009



For those who haven't heard, the first week in March has been designated as Israel Apartheid Week by activists who are either ill intentioned or misinformed. On American campuses, organizing committees are planning happenings to once again castigate Israel as the lone responsible party for all that maligns the Middle East.



Last year, at UC Berkeley, I had the opportunity to… Continue

Added by Yigal D. Kahana on March 17, 2009 at 7:41pm — No Comments

بعد الحرب وانتشار البطالة ... شباب غزة يهربون من الواقع الاليم إلى مقاهي الإنترنت والكوفي شوب والأطفال إلى ألعاب الفيديو

بعد الحرب وانتشار البطالة ... شباب غزة يهربون من الواقع الاليم إلى مقاهي الإنترنت والكوفي شوب والأطفال إلى ألعاب الفيديو

تحقيق / اياد عبدالكريم العبادلة

مع ارتفاع اصواتهم وضحكاتهم المصاحبة بالتصفيق والصفارات، وصوت يقول" قتلته.. قتلته . فزت أنا الفائز، وللحظات خرجوا يركضون، اثار فضولي الصحفي لمعرفة ماذا يحدث جعلني اقترب من ذلك المكان، فتملكتني الدهشة مما رأيت، فلم يكن هناك دماء ولا قتيل بل ما يقارب من 15 طفل لا يتعدى أكبرهم 18 عاما يجلسون أمام شاشات الكمبيوتر، وآخرون أمام ماكينات… Continue

Added by Journalism EYAD on March 17, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

نقابة الصحفيين بغزة ليست شركة خاصة كي تغلق

نقابة الصحفيين بغزة ليست شركة خاصة كي تغلق



كل الوطن- غزة



الاثنين 02 مارس 2009م الساعة12:03:24 صباحاً بتوقيت مكة المكرمة



ضربة موجعة للإعلاميين



أكد كاتب وإعلامي فلسطيني أن إغلاق نقابة الصحافيين في غزة والتي تعد المظلة الرئيسية لكافة الكتل الصحافية، "ضربة موجعة للإعلاميين الذين تصدوا بأقلامهم وكاميراتهم العداون الهمجي الإسرائيلي على قطاع غزة، وكشفوا حقيقة ان إسرائيل تستهدف كل ما هو فلسطيني، في قطاع غزة".







وشن مراسل كل الوطن في… Continue

Added by Journalism EYAD on March 17, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Celebrating 2,000 peacemakers and new recommendations

In a few hours MEPEACE will host "Peace Talks" in New York. I am excited to meet peacemakers at this event (11 am EST at 161 W 72nd st.) and at our upcoming Peace Cafe (March 27 in Beit Jalla). As I look forward to our future with MEPEACE and to returning tomorrow to Israel, I want to reflect on these four weeks in the US.



My commitment is to establish MEPEACE as an organization for peace. This means building awareness, fundraising, and marketing, and reaching new… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on March 15, 2009 at 6:07am — No Comments

MEPEACE hosts the "Peace Café" in Beit Jalla and "Peace Talks" in New York



Two special events you should know about - in Israel/Palestine and in New York.



On Friday March 27 we will host our next Peace Café at 9:30 at the Talitha Kumi in Beit Jalla. Israelis, Palestinians and Internationals will dialogue together and you are invited to join us. Places are limited so reserve your place today by emailing Hiba at hibapeace@gmail.com.



This Sunday March 15th, I will host "Peace Talks" in New York, for… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on March 13, 2009 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Learn What to Sell Online Today!

In an era where you can do anything through the internet, you only need three basic things to start making extra money and obtain more income for yourself: one is a computer with an internet connection, some basic and important information on the rules of online marketing and some hot selling internet products. Getting all these things together will be the key to your online marketing success. However, becoming a bit knowledgeable about online marketing and making some research on what products… Continue

Added by alex on March 12, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

A Time To Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity

January 2009: A Palestinian man in his 60s is driving his two teenage sons back to Khan Younis in southern Gaza when they are fired upon by Israeli soldiers. They are ordered out of their car. One son is shot and dies immediately. The other is shot in the leg. The father begs the soldiers, who are visible and within speaking distance, for an ambulance. For 11 hours, they refuse his request. He has a mobile phone and calls humanitarian agencies, the emergency medical services, the media and… Continue

Added by Lisa Saffron on March 11, 2009 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

Libyan intelligence officials torture four converts from Islam to Christianity

There may be "no compulsion" in religion (Qur'an 2:256),

but does it say anything about there being "no torture"?

And isn't Libya on the UN Human Rights commission??

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"Libya Tortures Four Christian Converts From Islam,"

from AINA, March 9:



WASHINGTON -- International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Libyan intelligence officials have detained and tortured four Christians for converting from… Continue

Added by Yigal D. Kahana on March 11, 2009 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

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