Debbie Gelbard
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My personal story:
Originally from the UK; living in Israel since 1978
Why I want peace:
To create a better world for future generations
Interests and activities:
Music and Creative Writing
Something you didn't know about me:
I'm the author of a novel, called "Global Dawn", which is a vision for peace in Israel and everywhere. See - Gelbard, Deborah. Published, September 2006, Pendium Publishing. ISBN: 0-9724586-7-0 Global Dawn is available for online purchase at, Amazon.UK and Barnes &
How I found
I was looking for contact with someone whose name was mentioned to me, when I participated in the 5th International Digital Earth Symposium in Berkeley, June this year.
What I want to achieve here:
Make contact with people who are highly motivated towards global change

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At 7:14am on November 15, 2008, Abed khalil said…
Hi Debbii
nice to meet you here iam working as women empowerment and peace trianer in house of peace in Ramallah
indeed i think first peace words should be transfer to children by there mothers, therefore we have to cultivate women in peace values through workshop ,,meeting and media .
i had invited isreali mothers to meet Palestinian in ram Allah to talk and cooperate in building up new model in dealing with there children to have constructive atmosphere in our area.
what do you think about role of women in helping in spreading peace culture among there children.
be well
At 8:09pm on May 30, 2008, Rob Schrama said…
The ‘Big Hug’ and the future of Jerusalem

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
At 9:43pm on January 18, 2008, kelly said…
Thanks Debbie for your comment, I checked out your book, and the links you listed, very cool, i understand the energy that goes into the discipline and dedication of one's heart and mind to create. Thanks, i look forward to communicating more with you in the future...
Regards - Kelly
At 2:38pm on January 18, 2008, Paul RETI said…
Hi Debbie,

Thanks for for your kind words. I, for one, would love to hear more about your project. Unless Eyal suggest otherwise, the best place here to introduce and then discuss your project seems to be The Forum where you could start a discussion under the General group.
At 12:48pm on November 21, 2007, Jessica Johnston said…
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At 9:50am on November 20, 2007, Lemuel Melamed said…
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I am happy that you are part of mepeace.
I love that we can communicate !
So much is possible here)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
At 5:28pm on November 10, 2007, Debbie Gelbard said…
Oh, that's a bit far for me. I'm looking for a new job now - something in tech writing/marketing writing, but what would really be great would be the chance to combine all the ideologies for peace and global change that we're talking about here with my place of work. Possible? What do you think?
At 11:57am on November 10, 2007, Debbie Gelbard said…
Hi Eyal,
Thanks for the welcome. I'll check all the features out.
By the way, I have a fuller profile on LinkedIn - the business connections framework that I find very useful and of which I see you are also a member. Can you send me your email address (send it to, so that we can link up there, too? Thanks
Global Dawn is my vision, and as a work of fiction it takes the dream into dimensions that are beyond the experience of today's everyday world. Since writing it, however, it has become my aim to bring the vision down to earth. My current focus is on the organisation of DERS 2010 - a Digital Earth Regional Symposium to take place in Jerusalem in June 2010, and to be centred around the theme of the Virtual Global City. The concept of rallying all the technologies of the digital era for investment in global change is central to the Digital Earth ideology, which grew from a core of technologies associated with geographic information, GIS, mapping, spatial data infrastructures, remote sensing and so on. It was Al Gore's baby, developed at NASA, and now closely associated with giants, such as Google Earth and Microsoft (Virtual Earth). The Digital Earth movement unites these technologists with pioneers working on global change projects in communities in the third world and elsewhere.
If you and/or others on this forum find this inspiring, I'll be delighted to find a place for your interest and talents in assisting in the organising of the DERS 2010 event. Anyway, I'll try to keep you all posted as things unfold.
Shalom, Deb
At 9:14am on November 10, 2007, Eyal Raviv said…
Hi Debbie, and welcome to! I hope you will make contact with the people you want here! Also, use your page to promote "Global Dawn". To start, see our Features. If you have a question on the site, see our FAQ. And I welcome your Feedback
At 1:43pm on November 8, 2007, Ahmed.M.A.Alhelou said…
Dear Debbie
thanx for you to be mepeace friend and i hope to found what you looking for in mepeace.


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