Hi Eyal, I want to thank you for accepting my participation in your group and I´m very proud to be part of it. I work daily to spread the words of peace and peaceful coexistence between all people. It´s how I start every class of lebanese cuisine,I give twice a week. Hope to meet you in Israel, when I´ll be there in may. Best wishes for you and your team. Sheila.
For our group on the next recommendations, can we include "Rosh Hashanah Recipes." I like it when I get Christians and Muslims in this group, because the intent is to make it inclusive to all. After all, I did not discover my Jewish heritage until adult years.
I was wondering if we can make the discussion "The Armenian Genocide and Jewish Empathy," the discussion on the upcoming recommendations. When I wrote this up, it was because Jewish extremists were minimizing and ridiculing it, to try to make the Holocaust sound as if it was the worst atrocity committed. But now it is for a different reason. We have Turkish activists on this website. At Portland State University, I hosted a forum between individuals whose parents were survivors of the Armenian Genocide and Turkish exchange students. One exchange student made a very interesting comment. She said "When I was growing up in Turkey, I was never told to hate the Armenian people, or the Kurdish people, or the Greek people." She had a point, because growing up white in the United States, I was never told to hate anyone who was not white. Despite the deep history of racism that has existed against Native Americans and blacks in the United States. Also, Sussan had a YouTube about demolished Palestinian villages, and see what type of comparison she can make between the lost Armenian villages, and the demolished Palestinian villages. But I remind you that the inhabitants of the Armenian villages were killed off, while the inhabitants of the Palestinian villages were not. I would like to see what her comparison is.
Thank you for your message. I'm very happy to have found this page, I hope it's an opportunity to share a lot of stories. As you know from my profile, I am a journalist, and I am always searching for things to pass on to others. Most importantly, I am searching for stories about people who recognize the possibility of peace in each other.
I work and live in Jerusalem, and I'm very much looking forward to meeting you guys, being in touch, knowing about your activities regarding this page and the people in it.