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
I read your profile and I am certain I can't begin to imagine what it feels like to have lost a brother/sister. I have two sisters and even imagining them not with me is hard to do... I really hope things will be different and the suffering will end. All the best.
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hi shireen when reading your profile i felt the power of teh message you want to deliver but yes i know the situation you describes because i felt a part of this during my activities and by living in jerusalem which embody the conflict but i still want to beleive tat one day we all will wake up to another awarness and realizing the impotant of normal life ....we need to be inspired and motivated but supporting each other and doing something together
I am clear my purpose in life is to deliver on your dreams and aspiration for a world where everyone (man, woman and child) know peace within, peace in there families, peace in the communities, and peace for man kind.
I am the co-founder of Where Peace Lives. I have traveled to Israel six times. I know of the hope that I experienced on the streets of Jerusalem in 2004 and the tears that were shed when we lost Yitzak Rabin.
I committed to altering the conversation for peace in the world.
Please consider being my friend and partner in alter that conversation on behalf of all children and humantiy.
I would ask that you also join my group Where Peace Lives on this site.
Much love and peace,
Director of Development
Where Peace Lives
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