I live in Mass, and I actually lived in Boston this past summer.
I am hoping to get a meetup going soon for all the mepeace members who live in the Northeast somtime (probably not until the end of December, when I am out of school).
Where in Boston do you live?
All the best
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
salamu aliekum adam
ive just saw that youve added me as a friend and i wanted to say my pleasure.
my english is not that good so pls forgive my spelling mistakes and so. you are welcome to write to me also to my personal fe mail:email@example.com
ive read about you and im very happy for your initations .
im a friend of ronaeven is from boston as well and also try to make
a cooperative.she is currently helping a family and woman from bilin
that was also shown on the fim:"bilin habibti" of shai polack-carmeli.i recomnd u to c it.so if its o.k with you i would like to leave you her fe mail address so when she goes back to bosotn maby in some way you link and help put eachoter to bridge over troubled water.
if you can write a personal email to me i would like to send you her femail address.
shukran hope to hear from you soon.
.....what a wonderful venture! This kind of enterprise reaches me in a powerful way. I've sought out Israeli/Palestinian collaborators in producing za'atar, olive oil, and others. Kol ha kavod! Your business demonstrates irrefutably that we humans CAN work together and learn to respect each other. From that, the move to sensitivity and justice is much shorter......and peace can follow.
I was watching the video about your factory and I admire you for that. I certainly believe that the way to solve a problem is to use its source but going in the opposite direction. I certainly inline with your comment on your profile in regards to the importance of peace. We, the Jewish people are the first born brother in the family of the nations and it is our duty and responsibility to share and set good example to our brothers by living up to the standards of the Torah. “Love your fellow as your self” is our first and probably most difficult task. I strongly believe that it is possible, doable and my intention is to prove it by implement it in the Holly Land and inspire others around the world.
Hi, Adam. I am delighted to become your friend. I am thoroughly inspired by your work in Bethlehem. I enjoyed both the Al-Jazeerah video and your website at nosweatapparel
I have a friend who is joining mepeace.org today, wants to become your friend, and has been designing inclusive, life-affirming t-shirts for years, but has never gotten his business off the ground. His ideas can be a gold mine for your business, a win/win for the two of you, and a win for the Palestinians of Bethlehem: a win/win/win!
Teensy weensy request: I am king-sized. Can your more popular t-shirts be made in larger sizes, such as 4X and 5X? Many women wear large t-shirts as nightshirts, and many young boys wear oversize t-shirts and jeans when skateboarding.
What's the deal with your speaking voice? Specifically, where are you from? You sound garden-variety East Coast, not Bahston at all. You definitely don't pahk ya' cah in Hahvahd Yahd!