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My personal story:
I co-founded an NGO named Global Peace Solution in 2004 with Ofer Lifschitz, currently chairman of the Israeli politcal party Brit Olam (In Hebrew, "Eternal Covenant" or "World Alliance"). I have ran for the US House twice and continue to work with NGOs interested in fostering a more sustainable expression of civilization.
Why I want peace:
For the sake of our children, we must find kinder and gentler forms of conflict resolution. A peaceful culture concerned with inculcating a nonviolent ethos will be better prepared to contend with civilization's industrial and technological advancements that potentially threaten us all. Survival demands diluting our predatory nature and finding sustainable and peaceful diversions for humankind's innate aggressive tendencies.
Interests and activities:
Books, Movies, Documentaries, B-Ball, Politics, Music, Friends and Family.
Something you didn't know about me:
I'm not big I just look a little closer.
How I found
I met Eyal Raviv, Mepeace director at the Jaffa Conference in Israel
What I want to achieve here:
I would like to meet like minded individuals to network with the goal of helping to create a culture of peace and to contribute to moving our evolution forward. Like-minded likes like.
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Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Remember This Day

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 7:48pm 10 Comments

“A second plane has hit the World Trade Center”, was the announcement on the radio early in the morning on the West Coast. Awakened to a horror that millions were witness to—soon capturing the attention of billions around the world. None of it seemed real. And then the buildings came down.

The first plane to hit WTC was American Airlines Flight 11, which on September 11th, smashed into the North Tower instantly killing all on board and fatally trapping 1,344 people.

Only a day… Continue

Obama calls for Syrian President to step down; UN cites crimes against humanity

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 4:27pm 0 Comments

President Obama called on Thursday for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down amid the continued brutal repression of democratic activists throughout the embattled Middle East nation. Immediately following the President's announcement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy echoed the call for Assad to retire and announced an expansion of economic sanctions including an embargo of…


Our World Beyond 9/11

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 5:30am 5 Comments

(Every year I produce a birthday message, here's 2011's; look forward to hearing your thoughts--BWD)


"Humanity is on the threshold of a true global community--in the midst of this cultural convergence we have the historic opportunity to compose evolutionary principles for a more sustainable expression of civilization, a government of life and for all life." ~…

Vast majority of Americans want significant troop withdrawal from Afghan war

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 11:59pm 0 Comments

I’d like to unpack a little American zeitgeist for you on the Afghan war.

A recent Washington Post-ABC News…

J Street frames the debate: "Global Israel" vs. "Greater Israel"

Posted on March 6, 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Washington D.C. — J Street has just completed its second annual conference, "Giving Voice to Our Values" on Tuesday at the Washington Convention Center. The now three-year old Jewish-American advocacy…


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At 11:08pm on March 8, 2011, Thomas Henry Culhane said…
Thanks B. God job over there on J street! Always glad to be connected with you and the circle within which you circulate!
At 8:24pm on November 18, 2009, fesalk411 said…
The Symbol of Peace

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

סמל השלום
נופל סמל השלום בארץ השלום
האם לתת להם הזדמנות להפיל סמל השלום בארץ השלום?
הרבה אנשים יודעים שזה מגרש מלא עצי זית.
ומשפחות רבות של ישראלים ופלסטינים מתפרנסים מהעצים האלה.
במיוחד לכל כך הרבה משפחות פלסטיניות אין מקור הכנסה ,
רק עצי הזית האלה.
ימים לפני תחילת המסיק ובמיוחד בגדה המערבית.
מה שקרה היה צפוי, בהתחלה כמה קבוצות של יהודים נלחמו
במשפחות הפלסטיניות כדי למנוע מהם להיכנס אל מסיק הזיתים
אז פתחו המתנחלים באש על הפלסטינים ושרפו עצים שלהם.
בעזרה של אנשים מן האחוד האירופי, אמריקה, ישראלים ומכל ארצות העולם, הצליחו בסוף כמה משפחות פלסטיניות לאסוף את הזיתים שלהם................
לפיכך . אני הכתובת של תודה רבה לכל מי שעזר למשפחות הללו והביא שמחה ללבם....
ואמרו למתנחלים לא ניתן לכם להוריד את סמל השלום
כי עצי הזית הם סמל השלום בארץ השלום
פייסל אלחטיב
At 8:23pm on November 18, 2009, fesalk411 said…
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.
At 5:31am on February 17, 2009, Dan Lieberman said…
After reading my comment I fear it sounded too aggressive and contradictory.. Please excuse me if it did seem that way. I only wanted to use the opportunity to express some thoughts I have had; that neither the clouded history nor the hysterical religious attitudes should be allowed to play a role in what is a political and social process.They only confuse the issues and prevent a solution. I well appreciate your efforts for peace and justice and hope I haven't interfered with your well warranted expressions.
At 12:02am on January 28, 2009, Nicholas Truske said…
thank you Byron for your note & your friendship. I appreciate reading of your accomplishments & passions for peace. I look forward to learning & sharing with you & working together for peace.
At 7:38am on January 20, 2009, Eyal Raviv said…
Welcome Byron,
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At 8:53am on January 18, 2009, Paul RETI said…

Hello Byron!...

Welcome to I hope that you will make a constructive and active and consistently ethical contribution to this community.

Peace, Salaam and Shalom...
... Paul R., Sydney, Australia


At 9:13pm on January 17, 2009, Hiba said…


Welcome to our community, glad that you joined us, enjoy the site.

At 8:42pm on January 17, 2009, Jill Harrison said…
Hello Byron -
What are your thoughts on establishing a Department of Peace?

I believe that we need to study Peace as much as we study war. I would love to share with you the effects of a Restorative Justice program here in Baltimore, which has had a great impact working with children and gang activity in our schools and Juvenile justice system.


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