highly i do admire ur efforts and motevation to have peacer also i beleive in the education as effective tool for changing but i do also strongly believe in the power of collecitve thoughts ,actions and political well as basic facores for making changing inside us or around u in all life levels .what u think about that Lihi
It was wonderful to meet you the other night at the Peace Cafe. I love the profile you have written here. You say very important things and it is beautifully written. I hope to connect with you soon again in person.
I will write more soon, I need to go to study at ulpan now. I wanted to at least say hello and add you as my friend on mepeace. By the way, I looked for a way to send a private message to you and was not able to find that option on your page.
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
Your profile is very inspiring. I also agree with you that change starts with education, and through education, we can give students the tools necessary to think, grow, and act in this troubled world.
I hope to learn more from you in the future.
thx Lihi. you can buy singles online @ www.NoSweatShop.com or wholesale from our Israeli distributor, Avi Yacove...firstname.lastname@example.org
we'd love to provide these to Meretz youth. I've also heard they have a camp or 2. sounds like your doing some interesting work there. good on you!
No Sweat Apparel’s new line of organic cotton T-shirts is produced at a sweatshop-free Palestinian owned factory on Virgin Mary Street in Bethlehem. Here’s a link to an al Jazeera segment about the project.
Our Jewish, Israeli & US mainstream press has been just as positive. Apparently we’ve found an elusive piece of common ground- more good jobs for Palestinians in Palestine will help the situation. While economic development is no substitute for a diplomatic settlement, no settlement can survive without a sustainable Palestinian economy. So while waiting for a diplomatic resolution we have created a mechanism for ordinary citizens of good faith to build good will on the ground & support the peace to come. We’re marketing these T-shirts wholesale (blank or custom printed) to Jewish, Muslim, Christian & secular schools & camps in the US, Canada & Israel.
The concept is simple. When faced with an apparently irresolvable conflict, if there is any one thing all parties agree on- do that one thing and see what happens.
Hello there. Thank you for the comment, and I'm really glad I joined mepeace. It's so exciting meeting people that live on the other side of the world in Israel.
I'm glad I can communicate with other people who are aware of world events because not many of my friends at school really care sadly. :/
in order to keep active in such digffecult feild we need to be motivated and inspired by real inside feel of what we do so yes ireally beleive in my work to increase and strenghten the understandig of each other because without this i have no direct and security. in adition i have written some articles conerning the activities of the coexcetense organization so if you would like to read send me your email or write to me at my email:
I trust you are still doing well with your endevours. I am glad to hear that you lived in my country Kenya. I hope you had beautiful memorables moments of the country and especially in Nairobi.
I appreciate that Mepeace has definitely linked us together and hope to be in touch on how we could create a peaceful world especially among the Palestine and Israel.
Am currently pursuing my masters program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey. You are welcome. Feel free to invite me to facilitate in some of the program in Tel-Aviv.