Very logical views. I am intrested to have Phd on jewish law perferrably from Isreal because I want to break the Ice as for Pakistanis it is prohibited by govt. to go to Isreal which a hurdle to peace because essence of peace is lying in unity therefore i want to be the first one as first step to peace between muslims and jews, Pakistan and Isreal. will any one help me in this regard?
I would like to invite you to join www.villagedirect.org. My friend, Napoleon C. Biirch, Jr. was born in Liberia and came to the USA at age 12. He has designed the perfect platform to do whatever you need to do with all the tools required. We have ways for you to do fundraising, and more. We are closely aligned with the UN and we are working on building a fund that can be used to develop regions of the world where commercial investors see little reason to invest.
Love & Peace, Deborah
North American Director
Village Direct Organization
A True Story By Faisal Al-Hatib
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.
And thank you for your kind comment. The most important factor for peace building is - in my view - to have certainty in its posibility; hence showing what has already been established and what is happening now is absolutely essential.
It is my intention to somehow begin to clasify the large data I've already selected and gathered on WiserEarth.org so I'm still contemplating how to go about it technically. Though MEPEACE, has somewhat less tecnical options I'd be delighted to help create something similar here - presuming everyone is happy for me to do so...:)
you seem to be a very wise and knowing woman! I've read the comment you wrote to Shells within the volunteers group listing up and commenting these already working projects / organisations.
Maybe, you would like to join Shells in building up a volunteers section concerning Middle East programs for young people / families and dialogue / meetings in Palestine / Israel.
Another one, who could be very helpful, is Corey Gil-Shuster. When you read his profile and see his powerful video collection, you will understand.
Shells asked me for help, but i am not so good in organizing. And when i take over responsibility for 'big things', i quickly get lost and totally stressed in all the different tasks, ideas, needs...
A big list presenting all the already functioning meeting projects and maybe another one for young people's / family/ parents support would be helpful for a lot of people willing to take part in the process. Informing comments and documentary videos should be added to the list. I do not know, which technical way for that would be the best.
Maybe you, Narda, have the time and energy for something like this. Somehow, you already have started, as you already could offer this mentioned list.
I added the video in case you didn't meet Leon Berg and the method of 'Council' here on mepeace up to now. COUNCIL seems to be one of those really helpful and effective methods / projects. Too many of them are simply not known.
Thank you, Narda, for BEING, SHARING, WORKING and LOVING here on mepeace and wherever you are!
Thank you for publishing this deep deep poem (under 'Why i want peace:')
Sunny greetings from an awakening fresh morning in Cologne!
got it .. it will be so bitter to so near to Jerusalem and not accessing it. To be honest, I think we can only develop sustainable peace process, if we know we will not be trapped with "business as usual" the day after these actions are finished. The whole of our economic life is supporting corruption and made by it. An answer to this would be the large scale cooperative hybrid bottom up company/corporation.
great .. I could make it to come a Friday morning where ever you are here ~ you can propose a date now .. my mobile 0599270007
cool to meet Abed and other friends as well .. enjoy the nature and loving the spirit the land giving and sharing .. the blessings of olives branches .. the faces ..
thanks for your concerns and your intention to help yes you cane join us the 2 days you mentioned just call me to arrange your arrives ...its a good occasion for gathering and picking olives by hand then but it in poxes usually olive harvest required many hands to make it easy and interesting .
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I'm grateful to be your friend, too. Some weeks before he left, I had the chance to talk to Wael in person (he also lived in Düsseldorf, just like me). Hope he succeeds with all his plans.
I'm not one of the "editors" (if you mean moderators, rather). Guess we're all editors, as we contribute with blogs and discussions. I don't belong, however, to the moderation team, but a 'normal' member..