Dr. Stockdale practices conflict prevention at the grass root levels in mediation and negotiation on a regular basis on his local community and on various boards. Many of his research activities assist structural conflict prevention and cultural change through the employment equity programs of the federal government. He has taught Contemporary Peacebuilding at Saint Paul University, Ottawa.
Peter leads City of Peace Ottawa. Its’ aim is to make Ottawa a model city of peace and to share this peacebuilding experience.
Stockdale is the Canadian Youth Coordinator for a Canadian federal Department of Peace and a member of the related Civilian Peace Service Canada. Dr. Peter Stockdale is the founding Chair of the Conflict Prevention Working Group of the Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee (CPCC) and the Secretary for the National Capital Peace Council for the Universal Peace Federation. He is co-author of "The Khalistan Riddle" - about the history and origins of the Sikh independence conflict. Dr. Stockdale received his MPhil on Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and was placed on the Dean's List at McGill for his PhD.
Adopting a one-state solution will also make Israelis want a 2 state solution more quickly. but also can create problem within the Palestinain society who needs to build a state. it will create a iner conflict in Palestine and lead to delays in the creation of the Palestinain state.
We need a two state stage, and work with that as direction for the Palestinains society and the Israeli society. we do not wish the Israelis tobecome more violent (to prevent a one state or for making the one state as a whole one jewish state as the settlers wishes.)
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.