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My personal story:
A Jewish American roofer married to a Cuban Jewish acupuncturist, background in social activism, peace movement, civil rights and business, producing organic cotton t-shirts at a Palestinian owned sweatshop free factory on Virgin Mary Street in Bethlehem under the brand name No Sweat.
Why I want peace:
In the holy land, especially? If we can't love our neighbors as ourselves, here, of all places, then those are just pretty words. as a Jew, it would be a tragic end of all our history to not be able to apply the LAW we have carried around and studied so carefully all these centuries.
Interests and activities:
It would be easier to list the things that didn't interest me. nothing comes to mind! favorite activities? doing anything that interests me!
Something you didn't know about me:
my landlord is Chabad House. they bought my house 3 years ago & rented it back to us until they are ready to knock it down & build a synagog. strange
How I found
What I want to achieve here:
help my company survive. I believe the next front in the struggle for peace is working together. people need to see that beating their swords into plowshares isn't only the right thing to do but the most profitable thing as well.

2 ways to help build peace & prosperity in Palestine (& Israel) right now.

vote for our initiative right here.

if we win we get $20,000 which should allow us to survive long enough to get proper funding.

buy an organic cotton T-shirt from a sweatshop free Palestinian owned factory in Bethlehem. I can't guarantee it will bring peace. but it won't hurt, it will help, and you'll definitely get great organic T-shirt at a fair price, if nothing else.

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not fair....

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 7:41pm 1 Comment

...Yesterday's posting. this is a great site w/ some great folks. I keep forgetting how deeply traumatized Israelis & Palestinians are and how healing it is for folks to talk about it. so many of these people have had their hearts broken repeatedly. just to keep them open is real and hard work.

I bring a terrible sense of urgency from my week on the West Bank during the war in Lebanon, July 2006. I feel there is a real shot & that it is slipping away- again. and of course… Continue

too soon to tell....

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 4:41pm 0 Comments

will this be a well intentioned but time consuming sink of platitudes & hand holding? or will I find enough serious partners prepared to roll up their sleeves & help do the hard, unglamorous work of building the prosperity needed to sustain the peace to come? In time to save my company & our initiative? the clock is ticking. Lemuel Melamed asked how much the Palestinian made T-shirts cost. that's a good sign. Eyal says start a discussion group. I think I'll wait till I've made more… Continue

requesting advice and assistance

Posted on March 16, 2008 at 9:42pm 0 Comments

how do you find adequate resources for a business that is only slightly less risky than betting on peace in the middle east?

this is my company's urgent quandry. here's what we do...

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 &… Continue

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At 12:56pm on November 26, 2008, Hameedullah said…
I am anthropologist and working in Pakistan with community based organization

At 4:05am on October 2, 2008, Stephanie Chase said…
Hi Adam!
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
At 4:00pm on May 30, 2008, Rob Schrama said…
The ‘Big Hug’ and the future of Jerusalem

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
At 8:16pm on May 2, 2008, John Henderson said…
Got your stuff and am moving forward to connect you in the right way with the right people.
At 1:36pm on April 7, 2008, layla said…
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
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 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 ktir
shukran hope to hear from you soon.
At 2:24am on April 7, 2008, John Henderson said…
Adam, Call me at 630.816.2868 , my cell, to discuss . John
At 5:34am on March 24, 2008, Jay Hamburger said…
.....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.
At 9:57pm on March 21, 2008, Uri Fink said…
Hey, Adam. You can see some of my comics on
At 9:56pm on March 21, 2008, Uri Fink said…
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At 6:19pm on March 21, 2008, Ofer Lifshitz said…
Dear Adam

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.


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