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At 4:12pm on July 21, 2010, Martin Rau said…
Hallo Hayyim,

I am going to Syria this time. I'll visit a monastry there, about 80km north of Damascus. The place is called Deir Mar Musa. They have a website as well. Just now I asked to stay there for a week.

Hope you are doing well back home. Do you speak about your travels?

Greetings and blessings, Martin
At 9:37pm on July 10, 2010, Ahmed Ata said…
thanks for accepting
i am from gaza but not in gaza i was left gaza in 2003 ,now live in other country worst than life in gaza . now i am in yemen .
At 9:48pm on July 1, 2010, Martin Rau said…
Hallo Hayyim,
I had a short look at your profile just now and so I accept your friends request. I am planning on coming back to the Middle East in the beginning of August. Where are you now?
Greetings and blessings, Martin
At 7:23am on June 24, 2010, alice faye said…
Didn't mean to sound harsh , but I live in eastern N C . and lets just say that in the last election cycle, N C turned from red to blue solely due to the Research Triangle an the large number of academics who reside in the Peidmont (central) part of the ole Tarheel state .
At 10:23pm on June 23, 2010, Jennifer A. Miskin-Flake said…
oh, and by the way, my name is Jennifer, I meant to add that. :)
At 10:22pm on June 23, 2010, Jennifer A. Miskin-Flake said…
Thank you, Hayyim, for posting a comment on my blog story. I did not know the ending! So I am happy to know. Yes, the mosque and temple mount, I hope for the brotherly love and not division.
At 11:01am on June 12, 2010, JC | WorriedLebanese said…
Sorry Hayyim,
You're absolutely right, I hadn't seen your answer.
I really liked the ideas you put forward in your post. I now see things more clearly. I wonder how they could be communicated to the more radical fringes of the Free Gaza movement (who would do that and what kind of resistance they might face).
Have a safe trip
At 11:13am on June 11, 2010, JC | WorriedLebanese said…
I'm rather uncomfortable with what the Rachel Corrie boat did. I don't believe they re-establish their movement's smudged nonviolent credentials. By separating non-violence from active resistance (by fully collaborating with the IDF) they actually discredited active resistance and their commitment towards Gaza.
When you speak of re-establishing one's credentials, you cannot simply look at the views of the party is seeking this aim. You have to look at the way its action is perceived.
How can their decision to "let down ladders for the IDF to clim and board them" be interpreted?
The IDF has very effectively used the footage to show that this is what non violent action is, and anything different would be considered as provocation warranting a violent response. So it reinforces its belief that violent repression is necessary when there is no full cooperation.
The pro-Palestinian camp was mostly shocked by the full cooperation of the Rachel Corrie boat. Just take a look at the cyberspace and see how they approached it. Some saw fear in their action. Others saw collaboration with the IDF in its blockade of Gaza. A friend ask me a simple question the other day about the Rachel Corrie: why didn't it go directly to Ashdod? collaborating with the IDF in its boarding of the ship shows that wanting to break the blockade was a sham. This kind of action discredits peace activists and reinforces radicals.
As for the general public hardly heard anything about the Rachel Corrie boat because it slipped through the news like trafic forecast.

What I would have liked to see from the Rachel Corrie folks' action was a lesson in non-violent resistance. I still do not know how in the conditions of the Mavi Marmara, there could have been non-violent resistance (which is different from surrender).
Instead of that, the Rachel Corrie folks gave a lesson in peaceful collaboration.
At 4:31am on June 9, 2010, JC | WorriedLebanese said…
Hello Hayyim,
I/m sure you've been flooded by comments from MEpeace, and mine must have slipped by. But I would really like to hear your ideas on that subject. Here was my question:

I wonder how the Mavi Marmara passengers could have reacted non-violently and effectively to the commando's boarding. How could they have been trained by non-violent activists to resist this night attack and intimidating use of force?

Lets keep in mind that the objective was to break the blockade... and having the IDF select what kind of merchandise goes in and deliver itself what it considers as "humanitarian aid" only reinforces the blockade that the Free Gaza Flotilla wanted to break. Without any resistance from the passengers, the fate of all flotillas would be like the Rachel Corrie, don't u think?
At 10:58am on June 6, 2010, Yehuda Schwartz said…
Thank you Hayyim for the music tip.
How is climbing a steep hill with a recumbent tricycle?
At 5:10am on June 6, 2010, Michelle M said…
Music can be a very powerful tool for peace - I remember singing "the prayer of the children" in my high school choir and it had little meaning back then, but listening to it now it touches my heart in ways I can't even explain. Thanks for your comment :)
At 6:20pm on June 3, 2010, Yehuda Schwartz said…
Shalom Hayyim!
I am honoured to be your friend!
Thank you for your detailled commentary to my proposal. I will try to answer you soon.
You have wonderfull songs. How one puts music in his page?

All the best!

Yehuda
At 12:46pm on May 31, 2010, Eva said…
Thanks for visiting my page Hayyim.
So I get to enjoy your own song lyrics. If you are the text for "Zaman el Salaam", did I post the lyrics in my "Palestine" group of my own site: "Peace for the Soul."

Greetings,

Eva
At 3:50am on May 31, 2010, Shmuel Yerushalmi said…
Looking, I intersting in history of take-parting of jewish in activities of left-movements, and firstly in history of revolutionery jews. I know, that in period between last years of 19 century until 20-30 years of 20 century, yidish was official language of jew communists and other revolutioners in all space of Eastern Europe. In Eastern Europe of 20-30 years lived communist poets and writers that wrote in yidish. In yidish was created very big socialist and communist culture of jewish worker class. Today I try to create alike worker culture (in field of poetry) in hebrew.
At 3:15am on May 31, 2010, Shmuel Yerushalmi said…
Thanks you too! Looking, I respect all languages in equel form. I not opposite to possiblity, that left jews that want, will begine to speak yidish. But I not think, that their are needing in special movement in support this idea. According to me, everybody need to decide along in wich language to speak - hebrew or yidish. I even ready to offer any compromise: in left jewish movment, to yidish and hebrew will be equel status.

I active all time for to advance my idea of one socialist country of worker class, on all territory of Palestine. Just yersteday I wrote new article in russian under name: To israeli-palestinian conflict their are only class solution. in this article, that was published in some political sites in former USSR, try to give arguments in support of one socialist state in Palestine. If you interesting to take-part in my political work - welcome to join.

Revolutionery greetings! Shmuel
At 5:56am on February 15, 2010, Rashad said…
Hi it’s good to know you. Stay blessed.
Regards, love and peace.
Rashad.
Chairman: Hope development organization.
Email: chairman@hopedevelopment.org
http://www.hopedevelopment.org/index.htm
At 9:56pm on January 14, 2010, fesalk411 said…
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.

Fesal-k@hotmail.com
0525155347..0598495349
At 6:00pm on July 23, 2009, aldeeb said…
hi iam fade aldeeb ,,, palestinian ,, iam from zababdeh jinin ,, so nice to see your massage ,,first thank you to accept my invite here in this so nice programs to make a smoll part of peace,, iam lawyer and i have master degree from italy where i take thats photo ,,,and thanks a lot
At 4:40pm on July 12, 2009, Eyal Raviv said…
Thank you for welcoming peacemakers on mepeace.org.
At 2:29pm on July 12, 2009, Mohammed Almadani said…
Thank you very much for your comment Mr . Equality among peoples and respect for cultures. This is what I mean I am not a religious person. I respect all religions.
Regards

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