@Ventura/LA County area this wknnd? Check out this informative and healing event! I've been a volunteer with Salaam Shalom Educational Foundation 2yrs &its bringing education to what's going on in the Holy Land. : ) FindOutWhatWeDo&HowWeBringPeace2TheHolyLand&2 SoCalAlso!Sun,April10@ 4to5:30@WestlakeVillageComntyRm (WLVCityHall &Library between Reyes Adobe&Lindero Canyon,Agoura Rd.31200 Oak Crest Drive,WLV,CA91361
Hello there! I am also in the LA area. Please join my group, Salaam Shalom Educational Foundation. We are based in Agoura, CA. I have been a volunteer intern with this organization for a year and a half now. Its bringing peace education to Arab kids in Israel and the West Bank for the first time. I would love to be in contact with you.
Well I must say we have a unique relationship. You and me and the World needing constant attention. While we do agree that what the World needs is more love it gets very hard to figure out what love they need as opposed to what love the want. Sex for instance is not the love to use for all occasions. When a little girl wants love from her father, brother, uncle, or teacher it is usually the unconditional love she seeks. Being a woman I do not have as much urge from testosterone as do men. I do wish some genius would come up with an antidote to testosterone so we could put it in a soft drink fro those who seem incapable of controlling their personal supply. After all we can hardly get rid of it without possible elimination of future generations.
I will always love you. Deborah
The symbol of peace falls in the land of peace
Will we give them the chance to bring down the symbol of peace in the land of peace?
Many people know this is a plot of land full of olive trees.
And many Israeli and Palestinian families make a living from these trees
Especially that so many Palestinian families do not have another source of living,
except these olive trees
Days before the start of the harvest, especially in the West Bank,
What happened was expected, the start was of some settlers groups fighting Palestinian families
and preventing them to enter to the olive harvest,
Then the settlers started shooting the Palestinians, and set fire in the trees
Finally, with the help of European, American, Israeli, and other people from all over the world,
Some Palestinian families succeeded to collect their olives.
So, I am the address to thank all those who helped these families and brought them happiness,
And say to the settlers: We will not let you bring down the symbol of peace
For the olive trees are the symbol of peace in the land of peace
A True Story By Faisal Al-Hatib
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.