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My interest is in encouraging the use of international law and the UN by BOTH sides of conflict to present their respective case and guarantee their respective legitimate rights. I am a simultaneous interpreter between Arabic and English.

I am from a mixed Egyptian British background along with some Irish and German blood. My fascination has always been with the Arab Israeli conflict and how a neutral instrument of international law can be used not as a weapon by one side to blame the other but as a means of providing a lasting stable and reasonable resolution to the crisis.

After spending the last ten years studying the issues in some depth, I now feel confident to do whatever I can to work towards a resolution. For the time being, I write in whatever forum is available to counter disinformation and take part in public debates both in Arabic and English. I am always open to new suggestions and points of view.
Why I want peace:
Because it is possible, and long overdue. The absence of peace has caused a huge price to be paid all over the world.
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The UN and International Law.
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3 problems with recognizing the state of Israel’s “right to exist” By neilgodfrey

Historical Palestinian refusal to recognize the state of Israel has generally been portrayed in the western mainstream media as a sign of an Arab anti-Jewish hatred and wish to drive Israel “into the sea”. What is not often conveyed by western leaders and media are the reasons Palestinian and other Arab peoples have often refused to recognized Israel, and the fact that on several occasions they have conditionally offered to recognize Israel.

  1. Israel is a Jewish state, meaning it is a racial state, and this means that other racial or religious minorities do not in practice have equal citizenship rights. The world has come to deplore other states such as apartheid South Africa and nazi Germany using race in preference to truly democratic principles as the essential rationale for their existence.
  2. Recognizing Israel as a new state would mean accepting Israel’s refusal of the right of return for the refugees and their descendants who were expelled from territories Israel now controls from past wars. In other words, ethnic cleansing will be accepted as a legitimate fait accompli.
  3. To recognize Israel carte blanche means accepting their occupation and control over much of the West Bank, and ongoing “bantustan-ization” of Palestinians. Both Palestinian and Arab leaders have publicly agreed recognize Israel in her pre-1967 war borders. But Israel refuses to recognize any such borders as final, arguing it has both security and biblical-historical justifications to expand its “living space” (cf. lebensraum).
This is not to deny that there is a widespread anti-Jewish sentiment among many Arabs. But anti-Arab racism on the part of many Jews is just as tangible. Western media works against peace in the Middle East as long as they simplify Arab reasons for unconditionally accepting Israel’s right to exist (i.e. with present borders, a race-based state, ethnically cleansed) as a matter of irrational hate against Jews. Western media also works against peace while it refuses to openly criticize the real wrongs (and racism) of Israel. The above stumbling blocks to Arab recognition of Israel are discussed more openly and constructively in Israel than they are in the black-and-white simplistic reporting of mainstream English-language media.

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Stopping the symptoms or causes of aggression in Palestine / Israel?

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 10:56pm 1 Comment

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On the subject of defeating Hamas:

"They hit first..." is the kind of justification for "violence in response" that might be expected from children who have not yet learnt how to behave in a civilised manner.

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At 3:16pm on May 1, 2014, shyam tosawad said…

Dear Friend

May your birthday and every day be filled with the warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smiles, the sounds of laughter, the feeling of love and the sharing of good cheer.

At 4:35pm on August 18, 2009, fesalk411 said…
A True Story By Faisal Al-katib
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 5:35pm on January 26, 2009, Asaf Meir said…
I love your article "3 problems with recognizing the state of Israel’s “right to exist".
I was born into the Israeli reality and i will try to write with respect to your points:
1 - Israel is a result, of many years, of jews suffering from not having safe home. and it is true that we are not ready, yet , to accept muslim and christians totaly from within. I hope we will be able to improve this. btw - the vatican is christian country !
2 - The refugees were not expelled just beacuse! they were not accepting the UN decision to allow us live here. It is not too late for the refugees to say : "we are sorry, we understand your need to live here and to repect this". Isreal will accept this apology, even if it is hard to us, after all the blood and the tears.
3 - "Publicly agree to recognize Israel" means not calling to destroy it - don't let us be naive.

My grandfathers came here to live ! and only to live! they nevre, and this include me, want to control other people,

Let me say one more thing - the Arab resistence is big a mistake, and it is making things worst by the time.
Can we accept such resistence? to resist people how escape from death camps? and only want to live?

The people of israel call the Arab world to make a clear statement by saying - "we were wrong !"
At 4:00am on January 23, 2009, Thea Berkhout said…

My best whishes: Thea
At 10:14am on January 20, 2009, Hiba said…


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At 8:04am on January 20, 2009, Eyal Raviv said…
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At 1:18am on January 20, 2009, Paul RETI said…

Hello Ramsey!...

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 9:39pm on January 19, 2009, Jill Harrison said…
Welcome. It's nice to see this community growing.


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