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May 2008 Blog Posts (21)

A call for help

A week ago, two Palestinian youths were brutally attacked by a gang of Jewish youths. You can read the details in English at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/988477.html. I don’t know how much press this is getting and I realize that far worse things happen on both sides.



It seems to me that these things happen in different forms, perpetrated against and by each side and to varying degrees. And most of us sit back and think how sad and wish we could do something to help. And then… Continue

Added by Corey Gil-Shuster on May 31, 2008 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

Dear mepeace friends! In the file ipcri2.doc below I have recorded some of my very personal impressions in Israel both before and after IPCRI in April. I would be interested in general comments, but…

Dear mepeace friends!



In the file ipcri2.doc below I have recorded some of my very personal impressions in Israel both before and after IPCRI in April. I would be interested in general comments, but more specifically I am especially concerned about the suggestion from my Ramallah friend Hekmat about arranging reconciliation meeting between say a member of 'combatants for peace' and 'victim'/survivivors of attacks by previous 'combatant' in Palestine. As for the few people I mentioned… Continue

Added by Finn Tschudi on May 29, 2008 at 8:00pm — 12 Comments

UNRWA: Barrier to Peace -- by Jonathan SPYER (BESA -- May 27, 2008)

UNRWA: Barrier to Peace

by Jonathan SPYER (*1)

BESA (*2)

May 27, 2008



http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/perspectives44.html



Executive Summary: The United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) was created under the jurisdiction of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with the unique responsibility of solely aiding the Palestinians. Due to this special status, the UNRWA… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on May 29, 2008 at 11:10am — No Comments

Study: Israeli Jews and Arabs want peace (Harvard University -- May 22, 2008)

[Comment: This is the full text of the article. I started a related discussion under the same subject in the forum using an abbreviated version of this article. PmR]
Study: Israeli Jews and Arabs want peace Harvard University

May 22, 2008…



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Added by Paul RETI on May 28, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Talking To Our Enemies: Why Even Bother?

President Bush’s recent trip to Jerusalem hinted at what will surely become a contentious issue in the upcoming presidential election. In addressing the Israeli Knesset, the president said something to the effect that talking to Iran’s leaders was tantamount to “appeasement,” which history has proven to be a failed policy. In fact, the Bush administration has been repeatedly criticized for refusing to negotiate with certain, specifically selected enemies, like Iran and… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 24, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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iraqi youth needs and hopes

Youth in Iraq were effected very much by the war in Iraq ,their happiness to be free from ex-regime tyranny ,turned soon in to finding them self’s in the middle of large conflict

we in Iraq are eager for peace , good services ,for good education

,the youth want to be opened to the world , to learn ,explore and feel new experiences, but the realty is all about war ,bombs and conflicts ,corruption ,lack of services ,and absence of strong state of law and order ,this is forcing youth to… Continue

Added by wameeth on May 22, 2008 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

An open letter to the American President in honor of his visit to Israel and to Jerusalem - By Professor Elinoar Barzacchi and Professor Nazmi Ju'beh

Ir amim ("city of peoples/nations") is an Israeli non-profit, non-partisan organization calling for an Equitable and Stable Jerusalem with an Agreed Political Future



This is the letter:





May 15, 2007



An open letter to the American President in honor of his visit to Israel and to Jerusalem – translated from Ma'ariv website NRG (in Hebrew)

By Professor Elinoar Barzacchi and Professor Nazmi Ju'beh



Honorable President Bush,



We… Continue

Added by Noa D on May 21, 2008 at 8:05pm — No Comments

A Recipe for Peace Pie

Ingredients:



• 1 Nanotechnology Research Department at an Israeli University



• 1 state of the art Green Technology Product



• 1 Industrial Zone in the Palestinian West Bank



• 1 mid-size Factory Building



• Several Palestinian and Israeli Entrepreneurs (preferably of the male and female variety)



• 200 Palestinian workers (preferably of the “peace-loving” variety)



• Several Saudi Investors



• 1… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 18, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Israel's Peculiar Position -- by Eric Hoffer (LA Times -- May 26, 1968)

[Why is this as true today as it was in 1968? That was 40 years ago! The more things change... PmR]

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Israel's Peculiar Position

by Eric Hoffer

LA Times

May 26, 1968



[Copy from The Rational Argumentator, August 7, 2006]



The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on May 17, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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Added by Wael_ on May 16, 2008 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Good Morning Palestine: Gazians stucked on the borders and leaders stucked in their palaces by our help.

Yesterday I've got a letter about Gazians left Gaza for medical treatments in Jordan, with the promise they will be able to return, but IDF kept them a way, placed at the Jordanian boarders. The story in Arabic الله الرحمن الرحيم.doc .



If the leaders are really from and for the people, one of them should go and sleep/stay with those people… Continue

Added by Wael_ on May 16, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The fractured triangle: Australian Jews, Israel and the Left -- By Philip MENDES (14 May 2008)

The fractured triangle: Australian Jews, Israel and the Left

By Philip MENDES

ONLINEopinion

14 May 2008



http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=7359



Historically, Jews were regarded as a “people of the Left”. This reflected the Left’s support for Jewish political rights including the establishment of the State of Israel. However, in more recent decades, Jews and the Left have… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on May 14, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Hamsa and the Businessman

Most of you probably know what a Hamsa is. Right? For those who don’t; it is a good luck symbol, in the shape of a hand, which has been around as part of Arab and Jewish cultures for centuries. Most Hamsas feature an “eye” to protect us from the “evil eye.” And in recent times, a great many feature a “dove” to symbolize peace.



What would you say are the evils that we need protection from in this day and age? I would point to three in particular. Today’s evil is the evil of… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 12, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Mother's Day

Today Americans celebrate Mother's Day. Today is also the day when Mothers here, from all walks of life, take a moment to stand for peace. We remember the words of Julia Ward Howe. Although this was written in 1870, in response to the Civil War, unfortunately this statement rings true today. I think Julia would be disappointed with us...



Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870

by Julia Ward Howe



Arise then...women of this day!

Arise, all women who have… Continue

Added by Catherine on May 12, 2008 at 3:51am — No Comments

My Bittersweet Reflections on Israel at 60 -- by Dr. David ALBERT

My Bittersweet Reflections on Israel at 60

by Dr. David ALBERT

Treasurer, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

May 9, 2008



I suppose the best way to describe Israel's 60th birthday for me is bittersweet. I remember the same feeling 10 years ago on Israel's 50th birthday. On the 50th birthday, Texas Hillel held a big birthday celebration on UT's West Mall while the PSC held a counter-protest recalling Nakba a few feet away. I… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on May 10, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Avaaz campaign towards a Gaza ceasefire

Many of you may already be aware of this Avaaz campaign towards Israelis and Palestinians. Egypt's intelligence chief is about to make a visit to Israel -- bringing a ceasefire offer he has brokered with all the Palestinian groups. Avaaz has asked thousands of their Israeli and Palestinian members to help sign a petition calling for Olmert and Meshaal to stop the bloodshed and agree to an immediate ceasefire, and for the international community to engage constructively and help broker a fair… Continue

Added by Corey Gil-Shuster on May 9, 2008 at 11:13pm — No Comments

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Yom Haaztmaot / The Naqba



I am torn between these two constructions. Yom Haaztmaot is the Isreeli independence and a celebration of those who gave to make Israel a reality forging a Jewish state out of the remnants of the British Mandate while the Naqba is the catastrophe of the Palestinian people and the Arab world something to be remembered and honored as are other woundings like the Holocaust. Yom Haaztmaot and the Naqba are the same event yet they belong to two different peoples,… Continue

Added by The Fund for Partnership on May 9, 2008 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

ISRAEL@60: A Light Unto The Nations?

Sixty years have passed since the founding of the State of Israel, and it is fitting, therefore, to look back and to assess. Since her founding, the expectation was that the Jewish State would become “A Light Unto the Nations,” in keeping with biblical prophesies to that effect. Has this hope been realized, or has Israel failed to measure up to the hopes of its founders?



In many respects, the light of Israel has shined brightly for the world to behold. Due in large part to the… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 9, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Lost Justice in the Age of Power : The Dimensions of Occupation, the Lobby of Occupation and the era after

Originally posted: http://palestinethinktank.com/2008/05/08/wael-al-saad-justice-lost-in-the-age-of-power/

Latest featured version is at: http://internettime.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=656824%3ABlogPost%3A19009









I am not a politician or a journalist or writer. But the feeling of responsible for our reality lets me think day and night, experiencing new dimensions of consciousness and seeking answers… Continue

Added by Wael_ on May 9, 2008 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

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