Walla, I visited in Beith-Dagan. This near Tel-Aviv. Say me, you have any contact with organisation Zochrot, that make very serios and deep researches on subject of Palestinian Naqba? If you want, I can to contact you with Eitan Bronshtain - the director of this place.
Thanks for your friendship invitation, Aref; sorry to take so long responding. I haven't been coming here much lately.
In the late 1970s my Palestiian landlord in Chicago was named Dajani. I never thought to connect it with Bet Dagan until now. I wish I could remember his first name. He and his family were very kind to me.
Tried to reply earlier, but think I misfired. Anna lit into me last night about contacting you so I knew about her intention to get on here (in fact, im helping her upload photos). Your story is fascinating, hope we can continue to correspond!
I fully agree with your ideas of a 'United Holy Land' and with a Commonwealth of Levant States. I can guarantee you that the times that your and my dreams about a better future for the Middle East are not so far belong us. The populations in all these countries are suffering too long and are open for new solutions for a better future of their children.
bene, parli bene l'italiano!!!so i tell you a little about this Wall inside the Masjed, befor the 25/febreuary/1994, situation in Hebron were totally different of nowadays,,i can say that people(arabs and Israelis were living normaly togehter, i remember all that because i was a childe at that time ?unless the first Intifadaand the extrimism of both sides situations were calm and peacefull.....BUT,after the Jewish comunity become bigger and bigger, and after that the Settlers of Hebron become more supported by the government and the counsil of Settlers in Israel(Judea and Sameria ), they become more violent and more aggrissive to to do such alot of things,,,,a Doctor colonist from Kiryat Arba' his name is Baruch Goldshtain, he open the fire on the muslims who were praying during Alfajer, during Ramadan, and this create a very dramatic situations of bothe sides,,,,they have closed the masjed for six months and were obbliged to be under a melitery cerfew for six months,,,,life was really imppossible and it was a very sad year because lots of people were duing every day ???aftere that we they open the mosque and we discouvered that it was divided in two two zones ,The Jewish and the muslims one,,,and for goiung to the masjid today you have to pass for a control (electric and normal)at least you have to pass for three check points inside the mosque and outside ?now unfortunately lots of people refusing to go there,because they are always soldiers,and they humelate people ???since that time settlers become more strong and more aggressive,,,,after that date ,,,All the Old City of Hebron become closed,shops,bazar,schools,centers,people,and all the movement was totally stopped until now,,Old city of Hebron is considered one of the most important centers, now it is the DEAD City, i feel very afraid to walk there ,,because in any time you could be killed, unfortuunately,afrter that ,israeli settlers have toke lots of zones and streets and they conserve them only for them ,,,for example Alshuhada street which considered the most important one to connect the old city with the new city now is totaly closed and only settlers can use it ,,not only that but also schools,quarters and mountains ?Situations of Hebron is very different fron any other city in Pal/Isr, because and i understand that it is the sacred city for both(the cirty of Fathers and mothers ) now if ther is a feast(celebrations for jewish mosque be closed , and the visa versa , in Hebron ,there is a religious jewish school called Yeshiva "Beit Romano" befor that it was a Palestinian School(Sohool of Ussama Ben Munketh) now it is Beit Romano, in this school they come from all over israel and even the world to study,and they are very extrimists,,other the Bazar"market of Vegetables and Fruites" it was called as Hesbeh in Artabic, now it is the Kazba in Hebrew and no palestinian can enter and all the Souq is tottally closed ,there are also Beit Hadasa,Beit Shnerson,Tel Rumeidah, Me'erat Hamackphela, and the Jewish Cemetry that never been touched by a Palestinian ....
Iam sorry to talk alot ,but this is very general
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you speak the words of my heart!
I see a future Holy Land as a kind of Yin-Yang structure. In fact Israeli and Palestinians will be united in one country, indeed in a 'Real Co-Existence Between Palestinians Arabs and Israeli Jews', no matter where they will live. It means that the Arabic Israeli will be recognized as Palestinians and their regions in Israel will be governed by themselves and the Jews in their settlements in a Palestinian state, including Khalil/Hebron, will get a kind of self-government too. This unique form of co-existence will appear as reality at the moment that Israeli and Palestinians will realize that there is no other opportunity for the City of Jerusalem than to be united, with a self-government for Israeli as well as for Palestinian citizens with an Old City that only belongs to God.
thanks for your comment. Your a right that Khalil/Hebron is a severe sting too in the peace process between Israeli and Palestinians. The scandalous behavior and asocial humiliation done by the Israeli colonialists towards the Palestinian population blemishes the whole Israeli nation. And of course, the wall in Masjid Ibrahimi/Abraham Mosque is degrading and disgraceful for the Almighty for Whom we all are One. But I can assure you that the wall in the Masjid Ibrahimi/Abraham Mosque will be pulled down at the moment Jerusalem will be united as a House of God for all prayers, for all nations and as a capital of Palestine as well as Israel.
i was very happy reading your profile,and feeling your love to your lovelely Palestine,i know how you miss your home,,as you see i'am from Hebron"Khalil"but living in Italy now, i 'am planning to visit home this summer. i am happy asgaine to be friends !Ahh two years ago i been to DC, i liked it ! you are right, because in Hebron Jewish and Muslims were living aside ! this is History, not Fantastica !!!!!if you are coming to Europe,here i'am ....wish to hear from you soon,
Rob, I completely disagree. I believe that the sting is in Khalil/Hebron. Until 1948, Jews and Muslims prayed side by side in the Masjid Ibrahimi/Abraham Mosque. From 1948 to 1967, the Jordanians...'nuff said. From 1967 on, Israel divided the mosque in two, where the Jews pray on one side, and the Muslims pray on the other.
If that wall can come down, we will learn to pray together again in the house of worship that is highly significant to both Jews and Muslims. Then, walls between our faiths and peoples can begin to come down everywhere.