A week ago, two Palestinian youths were brutally attacked by a gang of Jewish youths. You can read the details in English at I don’t know how much press this is getting and I realize that far worse things happen on both sides.

It seems to me that these things happen in different forms, perpetrated against and by each side and to varying degrees. And most of us sit back and think how sad and wish we could do something to help. And then we forget or put it out of our minds but the people involved, both victims and perpetrators don’t forget. And each society carries with them the scars- feeling powerless if victimized or destroying ones own morality if the victimizer. And each occurrence adds another layer of hatred and frustration onto the already complex mess that we find ourselves in. Victims turn into perpetrators, perpetrators into victims and everyone blames each other.

This web site is based on grass-roots, people to people communication in search of better, more peaceful ways of dealing with each other. Although I am not even in the region at the moment, I feel that we have to stop sitting back and watching and take part in the solution even if only this small example. The cycle of violence has to stop and we have to be a part of at least trying to end this.

I would like to organize a group of Palestinians and Israelis, Jews and Arabs to meet with both the Palestinian youths who were beaten and (if possible) some of the Israeli youth that took part in the beatings. Is there anyone in the Jerusalem area who is willing to be a part of this? Please let me know either here or by private email

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Comment by Corey Gil-Shuster on June 3, 2008 at 10:14pm
Eva, thanks so much for your great work!
Comment by Hiba on June 3, 2008 at 2:38pm
I would like to know more about the project that you are working on eva, so maybe all of us can contribute with something
Comment by Wael_ on June 3, 2008 at 2:00pm
great work Eva!
Comment by Max S on June 3, 2008 at 3:32am
Hi Roni. It is good that you brough this to our attention. It is disgusting and it is great that you are doing something in response. I fully support what Yigal wrote.
Comment by Yigal D. Kahana on June 3, 2008 at 1:33am
Wouldn't it be nice if every time there was some violent incident involving one or a few thugs,
dozens or hundreds of peacemakers would do something in support of the victims, and peaceful coexistence?
And the more such attacks, the more often and vocal our response?
Maybe those committed to violence would get discouraged if we refused to be discouraged ourselves?
Comment by Wael_ on June 2, 2008 at 11:41pm
Roni, where are they? It would be great if there is 10% active of 800 Members ..
something wring in the whole peace activism ..
Comment by Corey Gil-Shuster on June 1, 2008 at 2:58pm
Thanks Hiba and Roni. Truthfully, I have no idea how to arrange this but I will check with my contacts who may have ideas. All I was picturing was an Israeli and a Palestinian going to visit the families of those affected so it should be simple. I will let you know.
Comment by Hiba on June 1, 2008 at 11:10am
Actually Corey I read about this accident in the news paper and it annoyed me and made me sad to see how are the feelings of hate and non acceptance are translated into violence acts that threats the security and peace of a whole two societies, the victim and the perpetrator as you said. There's a lot more that no one hears about and continue to happen, and which need to be considered and start to be resolved.

Forming a group of Israelis\ Palestinians or Jews\Arabs no matter the description is, and then try to make ways of communications between the youth involved in such accidents could to a certain degree lessen the feelings of threat and violence, and change the shape of fierce into another ways of transactions between both sides.


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