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My personal story:
I'm a philosopher of peace, active in many spheres and run the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy, which is the body that launched the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Middle East in 2008.
How I found mepeace.org:
via the web
What I want to achieve here:
to contribute to world peace and the Midle East peace process
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At 10:43pm on August 20, 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 8:30pm on June 30, 2009, Mahmoud Abu-Laban said…



HelloThomas !

Welcome to mepeace.org. I hope that you will make a constructive and active and consistently ethical contribution to this community.

Peace, Salaam and Shalom.


Sincerely,
Mahmoud.
 
 
 

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