I am the founder and the organizer of : Iartexpo art as a bridge for peace, International art expo and exhibit, a non profit organization, to help Israelis and Palestinians artists, to exhibit together to dialogue together.. Here in Israel. and (hope) in Ramallah
Hello cecilia is my name i was moved to write you for a heart2heart discussion when i came across your page.so If u dont mind,write me directly with this mail ID, (email@example.com)i will send u my photo.
I read in your page that you want to meet with Eyal and some others, we are having a peace cafe on the 2nd of January 2009, Friday, and you are welcome to join us, in case you decided to come please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The work you do seems very interesting. Clowns can be very helpful in mixed educational and recreational activities. I work in "Peace and diversity workshops", have you worked in such workshops?
Hi Amr, how are you? good to see you here on mepeace. We needed a clown :-) . You are invited to our peace cafe in Beit Jalla on August 22nd. Here are the details: http://www.mepeace.org/forum/topic/show?id=661876%3ATopic%3A76431
The structure of such events is easy and onevoice people can create such event under their banner too and share the results on mepeace.org as the invitation is open this activity can support all organizations and mepeace.org network.
The guys that produce the events plan an open event and we see all welcome. We have restricted space so please ask the people who can attend and plan to attend to list themselves. just make sure to tell them that you are coming from onevoice.
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
Yes, I am active in OneVoice here in Ottawa Canada. We work with the Arab and Jewish students in the universities here and try to bring the two communities together to create understanding- sometimes not easy to do.
Neve Shalom is a great place. My partner and I actually wanted to rent a house there but it didn't work out.