You are right. The fact that part of each society put humanitarian attitude in the front stage, ignoring the general atmosphere provided by the majority, proves that multi cultural peaceful society is possible. However a “critical mass” in each society is needed for that. This is what we are trying to develop here. Isn’t it?
אני ערבי פלסטיני מהכפר חיזמה הנמצא בין ירושלים רמאללה
כשהייתי בגיל 15 נלחמתי נגד הכיבוש הישראלי
בשבל החופש הייתי חושיב כל אדם יהודי חייל או אזרח גבר או אישה קטן או גדול צריך לההרג
עד בא יום נסיתי לשלול לבן אדם את חיים שלו לא הייתי מכיר אתו היה בשביל יהודי וכל יהודי היא המטרה שלי להרוג
תאמינו לי הייתי רק ילד לא מבין כלום בפוליטיקה
או את הסכסוך הערבי הישראלי
בסוף נעצרתי לתקופה של 12 שנים
למדע כל זה קרה בשנת האינתיפאדה הראשונה 1987. באותו שלב. אף אחד לא מדבר על שלום
רק מדברים שני הצדדים רק על אלימות
התחלתי לגדול ואני בכלא התחלתי ללמוד לקרוא
ספרים על פוליטיקה. ספרות. שירה וסיפורים העולם.
ועידת מדריד נתן לי תקווה החיים לחיות בשלןם
ובכבוד . למדתי כי אלימות תבי רק אלימות
והשלום הא הפתרון היחיד בין שני העמים למען עתיד יפה מכובד בין שני העמים
אנחנו חיים על אותה קרקע.אנחנו שכנים שותים מאותו המים מתפללים עבור אלוהים אחד
אנו צריכים לחיות בשלום על בסיס של הדת לאלוהים והאדמה לכלאם
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.
I can read in your profil that you work with cheldren and maybe yuth as well and that in fact my profetion her as what we call it ( pædagog ) ... and I read as well that you liv on the border to Gaza ...... so...
I have an a crazy idear abuot ( I believe its impusebil to practick it ) but how abuot making a green zoon for a kinder garden for kids from both side, that they can come together and play , eat and laugh together ... that cold help some how the nixt genration to understand iech other on deffrent level ......... I dont know ... its crazy is´nt .........
how are you? Are you from gaza? If yes i have a problem. I am living in germany and i wanna help my brothers and sisters in Gaza in sending goods (clothes) which i will collect in germany and donate. i have start a discussion "Help Gaza", and asked how to send these goods! I know that borders are closed to Gaza, but there must be a way to send these things somewhere in gaza to let them shared by people who need it. Do you know some trustworthy organisations, people, school etc. or do you have a adress i can send these goods to? How is it if i send staff adressed to gaza? Does israel desicide wat to enter or the pal. authotity in the westbank?
Please help me cause i am surious. if i could i would visit u but i was denieng enter 4 months before.
thanx my friend
PS: can i call you? just send me your phone and i will call you, to answer all ur questions.
Thanks for ur prompt response know i realized that she is another women
up to sulha i hope that i cane came to this great and lovely event but it could be difficult due to getting permit .if i got permit i will let u know
its my pleasure to meet u where it possible and convenient for u to talk more about Artistic project u think about and more topics.
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how are u if u still remember me Abed u had bught oil from me again .just i went to aske have u came to bait jala last thursday indeed sombody with this name was there but i forget t ask her about her family name,there is a resemble between the tow pictures
Hi Anat,thanx for the message.I am here because the subject is realy imortant for me.I want to see other's meaning of peace and their ways of practis it.I am married,no child,working in Airfrance and volunteer in Child Laborer protection association.
hope ur doing good and all going smoothly in ur life also ur family life .
unfortunately i have received nothing from u in my email it sounds some mistake am my email address ,
so let give it again to u its firstname.lastname@example.org.
i like to meet u in the meeting of 26 July I expect to get more information about name of speakers and topics that going to be discuses soon when that happed i will let u know
all peace and love
first nice to meet u in empeace .org
up to the meeting its organized by seeds café it hold once each month in each meeting they invited Palestinian main speaker and Israeli main speaker to tale and disscuse with participants one of peace issue till the moment i don’t know whom the speakers going to be .the meeting start at 7 and finished at 10 afternoon ,,,
all the best
following our phone conversation by phone i like to tell u that i will be in jerusalem in 26 of July to attend peace meeting would u like to come so i give u the 10 of olive oil and u may like to attend the meeting ,
looking to hearing from u as soon as u can if u are not able so lets deepened on Tal Haran.
please if u don’t mind to provided me with ur cellophane number or home number for giving it to tal or u may use Tal number which is 036487275 email email@example.com
peace and love
Dear Anat Rapheal
will i see that we hav joined intrereted things and commen sense towards education and its impact on our various aspects of live .
i look forward to be ur palestinian partener in education,beside now i am seeking for one palestinian girle interesed in dancing as my israeli freind looking forward so i wish our ideas con be promoted and pushing forward lets hearing from u as soon as u can. ur Abed
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 www.loversofjerusalem.org
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