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My personal story:
Child of Palestine, driven from my home by racists.
Why I want peace:
To get my home back. To drive the racists off my land.
Interests and activities:
learning, teaching and debating history
Something you didn't know about me:
I actually don't hate Zionists
How I found
a friend dared me to join
What I want to achieve here:
To convince everyone that racism is the problem. To teach tolerance.

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At 6:29pm 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 3:07am on March 12, 2008, rashid said…
I try not to get hung up on labels. A racist is not defined by a label that someone else applies to him (or her). A racist is defined by their own actions, or, in the case of a government, by its policies. By focusing our attention to those specific actions and policies, we can eliminate racism and enhance justice more quickly. As for my homeland, it is always in my heart. In that sense, I never really left.
At 1:00pm on February 14, 2008, Taissir Alayan said…
Hello Mr Rashid ,

Inshallah .... you will come back to your country .
At 12:19am on February 3, 2008, Omayma said…
how come u dont hate Zionists or racists? the remining question is if it is the same?! and if yes (just from your profile i guess the the answer is yes) then how come u dont hate racism? do u belive that it is sopposed to be like this?
At 9:02am on February 2, 2008, Eyal Raviv said…
Friendly tip: click on "Comment Back" to leave your comment on the page of the person who wrote you.
At 9:00am on February 2, 2008, Eyal Raviv said…
Hi Rashid, I am glad you joined us. Look like you already have friends here. Convince and teach here. Use our Features. If you have a question on the site, see our FAQ. Please share your Feedback, and Invite your friends to join us.
At 4:23am on February 2, 2008, rashid said…
My beard is essential for the cold Chicago winters!
At 4:11am on February 2, 2008, Paul RETI said…
I used to have a beard like yours and so you must be OK.

So welcome. :-)


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