Volunteer in Bosnia-Herzegovina, MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Medcooperation Project-Summer Camps in Tuscany for Palestinian and Israeli
students, Media Education for Peace in South Lebanon (2007-2008)
Why I want peace:
I want peace because the alternative is simply horrifying!
Interests and activities:
Research on Israeli and Palestinian narratives of conflict and history, peace and media education, middle east history, conflict analysis and transformation.
Bring leaders and civil society of both sides together, help initiate an equal dialogue based on mutual respect which addresses topic issues, sets a joint agenda to find pratical solutions to common problems, interests and needs.
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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.