This past summer I worked with some amazing kids at Seeds of Peace in Maine. While trying to empower them I became empowered. Now I am studying Peace and Conflict both at Davidson College in North Carolina and at the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Why I want peace:
I think at the core most of us want the same things out of life, but we fight and disagree because we have trouble communicating our wants and needs to others in a way that they understand, and vice versa. I want us to recognize these similarities and work on improving communication so that we can work together to make the world a more loving and nurturing place for the next generation.
Interests and activities:
Photography, travel, dance, poetry, singing, piano, sculpture, reading, discussing, hiking and generally being in nature
Love you like a gap of freedom you are free
Let us love and love without limits that love makes us happy
Love gap of the most beautiful qualities that you give us the Creator
Because love teaches us to respect others regardless of their color and beliefs
Please do not let your hearts in the place of hatred, but called your hearts to love and loves all things beautiful
And believe me, you love when you feel happy is unprecedented
Faisal Al-Khatib in his heart there is no place for hatred, but a great place to love and all things beautiful
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.