Thanks for your welcome. I'll see what I can do. I got a letter today that made me sad. It was from an old lady. Her point was that Israel must not give up the occupied territories, and she defended it byk asking "Why did all the youg men give their lives?".
My answer was that we were told in 1967, that those young men gave their lives to defend Israel's right to live in peace inside recognized borders. Now, if I am to take her question seriously, we must suppose that they gave their lives in order to expand Israel at the expense of its neighbours.
I think the old lady is wrong. If it had been possible to ask those who died, just before they died, what they were fighting for, I don't think the majority of them would have said that they were fighting for territorial gains.
Dear Waleed, I thank you very much for welcoming me in this network. We have a lot of work to do. The most important issue to me is how to set priorities as to know where peace work starts. Defining priorities is nº1.
Our existence on Earth is but a transitional stage to an everlasting life in the hereafter.
Adam and Eve were created and from them begets the human race...we are all brothers and sisters..originating from the same source...And the 'fall of man'; to inhabit and roam this Earth is surely many tests....to test our faith, our humanity and our stewardship in this temporary abode...thus let us live in peace and harmony for this precious time allocated to us....and let there be a beautiful world that will be our legacy to be inherited for generations to come...
thank you very much for your emails , and am so happy to be a member in mepeace social network to spread the peace specially in the Middle East , so I like to inform you that I like to share all members in the conference in April 3, so please let me know how to do that.
Waleed, thank you for your invitation to meet you.
I live in Chicago. Once, I was an English major in college, but since then I have been a professional singer and band-leader of a klezmer band (since 1983). I am 52 years old. My husband and I are involved with J-Street and other ways of trying to change the fate of Israel and Palestine. I recently stated an ensemble called the Salaam-Shalom Music Project including Muslim, Jewish and Christian musicians. Please be in touch, and good luck from your friends in Chicago!
Hello Waleed, thank you for welcoming me. I am happy to be here.
I noticed you lead the English-Arabic translation team. I could use some help with my Jewish Letter to the People of Egypt--I did get a translation earlier but it is unverified and not up to date. I am also writing for Al Jazeera's English site right now regarding the letter but if I could have a translation for their Arabic sites it would be amazing! The letter is at gopetition.com/petitions/jewishegyptletter.html or you can see the Facebook page at facebook.com/jewishegyptletter.
If you are too busy, I understand. It would be an honor to work with you in any case.