i think that did great thing by signing Geneva agreement .i would like to know more about the a activity u do now in ur organization Geneva-accord .org may be 20 words not more and if it possible for somebody t join u?
looking forward to hearing from u
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 www.loversofjerusalem.org
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First let me say that your smile adds light to a world with plenty of darkness.
I am the co-founder for Where Peace Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a new conversation for peace driven by children participating in the Kids International Peace Mural Exchange.
Where Peace Lives walks children through a series of conflict resolution activities that explore peace within, peace at home, peace in community, and then peace in the world. The children then creat a peace mural to be exchanged with a school or organization in another country.
We just completed our first exchange between a school in Suez, Egypt and Somerset, NY, USA.
Perhaps you can connect me to the Geneva Initiative, Heskem.Org and Geneva-accord.Org?
I look forward to being your partner in altering the conversation for peace.
Where Peace Lives
This week Jews are celebrating the New Year - Rosh
In this occasion of Rosh Hashana, I wish you a
peaceful and happy days and have our world become a
better place to live in peace and harmony. I wish you
and your family health , happiness and gartification.
May this year be a better than the previous one, a
year of peace, safety, health and freedom from
opression and fear and I pray that our dreams and
aspirations come true.