Well, i'm French, but i'm at first internationalist ;-) . I teach History and Geography in a middle school. I know very well Europe, West Africa and Middle East, regions where i lived during a few years.
Why I want peace:
Bcause i see damages of the war when i was teacher at Monrovia, Liberia (civil war 1989), then when i was teacher at Dharhan, Saudi Arabia during the First Gulf War. I also see impact of the war in Algeria (1992) and in Israël and Palestine (i have visited many schools in 2002 on the both sides: around Ramallah and at Gaza (Ramla College) ; at Jerusalem (wonderful Hand in Hand school) and Tamra (Galilea, close to Akko)...
Interests and activities:
Reading, writing, travelling and... dreaming
Something you didn't know about me:
i'm also a poet, nobody is perfect...
How I found mepeace.org:
by an israeli teacher on Classroom 2.0
What I want to achieve here:
I manage an educational european network called School Beyond the Walls. Original Feature ? We mix teachers and students from many countries of Europe, involved in many projects. We are interested by Education to Peace by distant collaborations between teachers and students
I liked Norman Mailer even if i prefer Philip Roth... Norman Mailer knew very well France, and had a strong friendship with a wonderful french writer Jean Malaquais. Jean Malaquais, older than Maile,r was his french translator. He was also the author of the best novel about Nazi Occupation in France "Planète Sans Visa" (Planet without Visa) published in 1947. Please, try to find this book and read it...
hello vincent mespoulet how are you as of this day hope to be my new friend ..welcome you here friend ,,your blessed man friend for being a good son of god whom you join this kind of organization that need to peace by means of sharing ideas issue etc,, that can ope to the mind of the people what really life is too..i need you friend for being you hope to meet soon here in y place or in your as well,,you can read my some profiles here all written in this sites for your further information on me..again bless you and your family circle too..good luck and more power to you friend and more activities to be done on you..
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.
Hi Vince, when you have been to Tamra, do you know the book "The other side of Israel" from Susann Nathan?
I hope you are well. I think you have seen the video on youtube with Keren and some activists at the military airport? Nadia
This is The Jews' traditional time for asking for forgiveness from those we may have wronged and to forgive those who may have wronged us. And so I do both now. I hope that some day you too will find real (inner) peace.
I truly support Eva project and wish her success, I do not criticize their work and goals.
Please check how this can be understood:
Why don't you try to join REAL associations in Israel and Palestine about your ideas ? An NGO is not a virtual communauty like iPeace and MePeace... I can provide also for you a great and strong tool to prepare your project.
You claim that we are not REAL?
Add to that Eyal absence with your interpretative "owner".
Putting this call publicly does not respect the people, you can contact Ada and give her any of your advises but publishing this here like that ignores efforts of many. can you see that?
I am sure this kind of respect for month of work will be needed in any network, Eva's, Eyal, David and as any of us have criticism we also should see that this people work from good intentions and we can support them instead of "selecting" them.