shalooom Mr David
We as Palestinians, Muslims do not deny Jews their right to live in peace and security, we also want to live in dignity and peace and security ...
Why not live in one country governed by the law of one and one Government composed of all Palestinian and Israeli parties Muslims and Christians and Jews include everyone to live in peace and security and dignity
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.
Hi Rabbi David, so sorry for being late in my reply. I thank you for greeting me to mepeace. Read your profile, watched the photos and was very impressed and touched by your acts and statements. Hope to meet you and collaborate with you. I'm involved in peace activities more in the last year and a half, since I met Fred Johnson (www.frejon.org) and asked him to come to Israel to sing and help in connecting hearts of Arabs and Jews, and bring more love to the area with his voice: through voh'armic healing workshops and performences. We are connected with Rabbis and Sheikhs,
mostly Suffis, but not only. Fred works also for "Intersections International" in NY - a collegiate church that is involved with Interfaith work throughout the world. I think I would be happy to learn more from you and connect our efforts.
Myself - I'm a psychodramatist, group analyst - a psychotherapist and created 2 programs of training for group leadership with the arts. I realize I should invest some time in creating my profile in mepeace.
Thanks for being what you are and doing what you do, good luck - personally and globally, Ariella
I'm Jaber from Gaza , I hope to be friends , it's nice to find alot of people like you who think and try to achive something for peace.
I like your profile because all words is very tolerant . and it's nice to write انشاء الله (God willing) I like this .
My Name Is miss kelly
Really Like Your Profile And Like To Know About You, And See What We Can Build Together In Terms Of Friendship And Relationship. But Before I Share Any Conversation With You, I Want You To Read And Understand From This Message And Get Back To Me If You Really Believe In It.
Do You Believe, As Food Is Needed For The Body, The Same Way Love Is Needed For The Soul. Food Strengthens The Body While Love Strengths The Soul. A Person Is Incomplete Without Love.
Love Is Not About Finding The Right Person, But Creating A Right Relationship. It’s Not About How Much Love You Have In The Beginning But How Much Love You Build Till The End.
Love Is A Noble Act Of Self-giving, Offering Trust, Faith, And Loyalty. The More You Love, The More You Lose A Part Of Yourself, Yet You Don’t Become Less Of Who You Are; You End Up Being Complete With Your Loved Ones.
If You Believe In This Word, Then Feel Free To Contact Me And Let Me Get To Know You Better.
Here Is My Email Address To Reach Me On If You Are Interested And If You Believe In Love firstname.lastname@example.org . Hope To Hear You There Soon And Tell Me More Bout Yourself.
Hello Mr david, i am very interested with your profile, my name is msambya bakari . E. Tambwe,i become a member of this network in this week, and i am very happy to meet with differents persons and to share more about building peace in this world,so i would like to know more about canada,plzi,fell free to contact me by email (email@example.com) also i want to be in friendship with you.
I liked this from your profile "We hurt each other and hurt ourselves terribly and completely "
May be we can reach to a final conclusion whether peace can be or can not be achieved if we could identify why we tend to do so, that is to know the reason the solution shall be easy. May be one thing is that we are not who we are but we are who others wants us to be.
Hi! Yes, Ogden, Utah. Long way from 98 percent Jewish Long Beach, Long Island New York!! (Where I was born/raised:)
I love religion etc and always had a desire for G-d and knowledge of why I was on earth etc. I was very visionary as a child and to be honest, I still am very blessed that way by G-d. I used to think, perhaps it had something to do w/ my ancestors being murdered in the Holocaust. Maybe they help me through G-d to understand or seek these things. Well, I looked into many different belief systems of friends etc I met at school. I was not at all interested in Catholic or other christian religions. I felt they were down on we Jews. The Mormons or LDS LOVE us.. :) They treat me like a real celebrity out hereLOL OK, seriously, they do have respect for us and are very pro Israel and pro Zion etc. They believe they are 'adopted in" to us and make sacred covenants like Father Abraham (actually it's called the Abrahamic Covenant" I converted at age 12. My father was Reformed. He was VERY open minded and also very visionary. He spoke 7 languages including Hebrew (he wrote/spoke fluently ) It might be interesting to note it was his side of the family that was killed (almost all) in the Holocaust. His parents escaped to NY (Jamaica Queens) and he was the first one born in NY! He later created the Hamburg Holocaust Museum of History, in Hamburg Germany. He is even buried there, in a small, Jewish Cemetery. I will try to post some pics of Dad on my page. I am on FB and I have pics of him on my FB page; Link below: (Sheila Hunter, dad is down on the left in a "photo book" he looks JUST like Albert Einstein, and was JUST as smart!) I guess you kind of remind me of him in a way. I like your kind eyes and face. Thank you for writing back! Love and friendship, Sheila:)
CEF is the Center for Emerging Futures, you can read about it in:
GVS is the Global Village Square which is a meeting sponsored by CEF
The sting of all problems between Israeli and Palestinians lays in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her status has to be solved in such a way, that all parties fighting for control over her can agree upon.
On June 24, the ‘Big Hug’ will be hold in Jerusalem. Light workers from Israel, Palestine and from all over the world, ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’, will come together to bring warmth and energy to this city, embracing holding hands the Old City. If we bundle all our positive energies and bring these to Jerusalem, we can create peace to this exceptional place.
We are organizing the Big Hug to make the people aware –especially the Israeli and Palestinian inhabitants of Jerusalem- that there is a very shaped perspective for the city of Jerusalem as a city of peace: a new, undivided Jerusalem, as the capital of Palestine, Israel and at large.
Let go of the conflict concerning her command and dedicate the city to the Omnipresent. The Old City as a whole is His Temple. To give the walled Old City free to God, as a "Status Apart”, as an independent city, will be the most feasible way to come out the current impasse.
The Old City of Jerusalem must become an open city; a House of Prayer for all the Peoples. This perspective is written down in the Holy Books, this is the perspective we, as ‘Lovers of Jerusalem’ embrace as well as solution. But how many people does already notice this hopeful point of view?
What I saw in Jerusalem and also everywhere else where I meet Islamic and Jewish people is, that not so many persons really think about a future for Jerusalem. Most of the time, they stick with old ideas that the Old City of Jerusalem will always remain a part of Israel, or in opposite, that it will be absolutely a part of a new Palestinian state, as stolen land that has to be given back. With these visions, a future Jerusalem will be a divided city with an East Palestinian and West Israeli part, with barbed wire and checkpoints in between, like the situation of the city from 1948-1967. Or, coming closer to an agreement, people suggest -like proposed in the “Geneva Accord” in 2003- to make a complicated dividing of the Old City in a Israeli and Palestinian part. That will mean that the small alleys will be split by walls and barriers too. The idea that a future Jerusalem will become a divided city, is something that we have to prevent.
There are living about 250.000 Palestinian and 500.000 Israeli rather close together in one city. Do they want to make a separation of Jerusalem in parts or do they choose, deep in their hearts, for unity? So my best friends, it is our task to inform the whole city that there is an alternative for the Jerusalem of today.
All lovers of a united Jerusalem will come together to encircle and embrace the Old City of Jerusalem with love and devotion. We have to encourage all inhabitants of Jerusalem to join the coming Big Hug, with the idea of a New Jerusalem that might be realized with their support.
Rob Schrama Phone:0031-646608660 www.loversofjerusalem.org