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My personal story:
Growing up, my household was moderate, my elementary school was right-wing, my high school was apathetic, and my university was liberal (for all the meanings that those terms conjure).

It was only in college that I recognized the inherent blockade raised by the phrases "pro-Israel" and "pro-Palestine," as if those two titles mutually excluded one another. Not knowing where to direct my questions about the conflict without raising hairs or stepping on toes, I remained silent.

Only in the past few years have I begun to find my own voice, one that gives sound to the realism and idealism with which I look to the future of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Why I want peace:
The status quo is not a solution.
Interests and activities:
Dance, Comedy, Idea-sharing
Something you didn't know about me:
For someone who chooses her words carefully, I'm not the silent type.
How I found
Through Eyal Raviv, my brother
What I want to achieve here:
Too often we are told that peace would be a possibility if the partners for peace were a proven reality. MePeace serves as proof that the interest and investment in peace exists in powerful numbers. Realizing that these numbers exist is just one step towards promoting constructive dialogue.

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At 10:45pm on September 28, 2009, Eyal Raviv said…
Hey Dana. I see you on and wanted to say hi!
At 7:50pm on May 30, 2008, Rob Schrama said…
The ‘Big Hug’ and the future of Jerusalem

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
At 12:50am on December 2, 2007, Lemuel Melamed said…
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I am happy that you are part of mepeace.
I love that we can communicate !
So much is possible here)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
At 2:58pm on November 26, 2007, Eyal Raviv said…
Hi Dana,
Check out our Features. If you have a question on the site, see our FAQ. And I welcome your Feedback.
At 10:47pm on November 24, 2007, Lihi Belleli said…
Hi Dana
Good to have you here. Its exciting to see how Peace brings so many people from all over the world, together
At 4:46pm on November 24, 2007, Eyal Raviv said…
Welcome, Member 300.
I am glad you found your voice.
You shared yourself beautifully!


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