Alfred de Grazia
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My personal story:
Almost 90 years old. I was born in 1919 in Chicago. I was in five campaigns in WWII. I was also a jazz musician. I am a political scientist and have written many books. I have taught at New York University, Stanford, and lately at U. of Bergamo, Italy. I now live in Greece and in France.
Why I want peace:
I am a radical idealist. I am trying to promote a new One State Solution, called The State of Canaan: join Israeli, Palestinians and the Palestinian refugees in the State of Canaan, and make the State of Canaan into the 51st State of the United States of America, with everybody becoming a citizen, with full rights and duties.
Interests and activities:
writing, swimming, walking
Something you didn't know about me:
you can find a lot of my work on my website:
How I found
I looked up at random the name of Idan Toledano, a signatary of the petition of 540.
What I want to achieve here:
You can download my new book "The American State of Canaan" for free at and read my blog at: http://www.canaanblog.americanstateof
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Posted on May 31, 2009 at 6:21pm 6 Comments


The impasse of Israel-Palestine has frustrated every attempt to clear through it. But the impasse can be broken through! By a simple, fair, and effective means! The admission of a 51st State combining Israelis and Palestinians! Call it Canaan, USA . Call the American citizens of the new State "Canaans".

The original UN 1947 resolution partitioning the British Mandate of Palestine into two states has failed; the two states cannot even… Continue

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At 5:27pm on July 9, 2010, fesalk411 said…
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.
At 1:00am on January 29, 2010, Ohad Bracha said…
Hi there

I am a two state solution person but giving everybody a US citizenship is at least not as hypocrite as the other one state Ideas out there.

I doubt it will happen ever but thats sounds fair , I would also agree to one state with a European pasport
At 3:15pm on November 13, 2009, harry deloria handenero said…
hello alfred de grazia hope o be my friend and your welcome on me in this organization hope to that you can share all you want to share in this org. your so blessed uopn joining this org. this is harry from philippines and hope you to visit here in our place were i stay now and may you say oh my god its you harry and i hope that i can travel in your place in france have a nice place a blessed place abd me god bless you friend.
At 5:38am on October 28, 2009, Eli Williamson-Jones said…
Sorry it took me forever to get back to you. I've been locked out of my page until now.

I would like to see your flag design for New Canaan. If you'd like I can put a link to your idea on my first state of the union page:
At 11:16pm on May 18, 2009, Mahmoud Abu-Laban said…

Hi Alfred , How Are You ,
Welcome To MePeace .
At 6:30pm on March 1, 2009, Andy Jacobs said…
Hi Al: i just sent you an email. Steve Brams introduced me to your work, and I was intrigued by the concept of the 51st state. My gmail is andy.jacobs. Can we chat sometime, please?
At 8:00pm on February 20, 2009, Eli Williamson-Jones said…
Alfred- Did you get my message? I sent a link to my brochure. I started your book. Awesome job! I hope you can distribute it far and wide and spread the seed of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
At 12:41pm on February 20, 2009, Hiba said…
Welcome Alfred, glad that you joined us.

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At 2:34am on February 20, 2009, Adam Nerk said…
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis Alfred. how are you, welcome to mepeace, we are so glad you joined our peace site, here we are one community working together and helping each other to reach our goals which are most of them are making peace all over, here in mepeace you can share your songs, pictures and your ideas and your visions, and as you are already part of our community pls help us as much as you can with your ideas, We are looking forward to see you in our next event in march, be in touch to join our events, enjoy AND Cheeeeeeeeeeeeers
At 7:00pm on February 19, 2009, Eli Williamson-Jones said…

Welcome to MePeace. I hope you make some great connections in the community while helping us seek peace in the Middle East and the world.


(a fellow world citizen)



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