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, (firstname.lastname@example.org)i will send u my photo.
We mourn the passing of Eran Schafferman, long time peace activist, optimist, friend and supporter. Eran was one of the first to join and contribute to MEPEACE and his memory inspires our work for a better world.
This page, Eran's personal profile on mepeace.org, will remain as a tribute to Eran. All are invited to share thoughts on memories on the comment wall.
Hello Eran. I'm intrigued by your sentence "I don't want peace. I want to regulate the conflict". Have you already expanded on this matter in a discussion?
I'm really interested in hearing your perspective.
I have read of some of the comments what i cannot understand they want to make South Africa as an exsample for the fighting in the Middle East which is totally wrong because we were fighting one enemy and that was apartheid ,all the religions of this country ( Moslems ,Christains,Jews ) was fighting side be side and we never used religion so how can religion be use to fight .Then what iam saying all of the people in the Middle East are doing it for themself and they are using GOD name ,and do not tell me it is not that way .Which means allthe religion from the Middle East is not religion but a way of life in the name of the people not GOD
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I agree with you too that Israelies and Palestinians should listen to one another, and try to sympathize and empathize with the other person's narrative.
I feel that there is too much blaming going around, and people don't want to look into other peoples' hearts, or realize what their personal responsibility it is !
I honestly like bumble bees too until they sting. the fact that we can not just give each other a big hug and kiss and make up. That is not realistic to what I just read about Rob Schrama and I wonder how many people this person posted this same ideology. Although, a nice thought you just can't have your cake and eat it too. Structure is everything in anything. Without it you have nothing and that becomes something. Are we growing weeds or a garden. We need to take care of it nuture it and when it gets infested we need to clean it out so the garden continues to grow.
I was browsing and I noticed you work with the NGO's in Israel, I am looking for a NGO to piggy back on for a german student to bring clothing from dusseldorf Germany to Palestine. I need a group that can keep things level and help this lad to achieve a dream and allow him to learn and grow from his experience. Any help you can give would be an added asset. Ma Wa Salam. till we meet again.
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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This week Jews are celebrating the New Year - Rosh
In this occasion of Rosh Hashana, I wish you a
peaceful and happy days and have our world become a
better place to live in peace and harmony. I wish you
and your family health , happiness and gartification.
May this year be a better than the previous one, a
year of peace, safety, health and freedom from
opression and fear and I pray that our dreams and
aspirations come true.