Hi my name is Anat . I am a mother of two daughters and one son.I was Bornin a Kibbutz in the upper galilie. As a child I have expirienced two wars (67 and 73) spending long times in bomb shelters . The 1982 first Lebanon war was when I started having mixed feelings becoming more and more frustrated with the role Israel is 'playing (along with its Arab neighbors) which is preventing us from reaching a peaceful agreements.
In my proffesional life I have danced choreographed and Directed Theatre in Israel and London were I have lived for eleven years until 2005. During my stay in London I have completed an MA in integrative Arts Psychotherapy. Since my return to Israel (after long hesitation and with great difficulties), I have been working as an Integrative Psychotherapist in "the centre for children and families at risk' In the town of Sderot near the border with Gaza.
Why I want peace:
I belive it is the only way forward. And we all deserve it.
Interests and activities:
Theatre, Dance, Education, Psychlogy, Politics.
Something you didn't know about me:
I love to eat hot corn on the cob on the beach.
How I found mepeace.org:
I met Eyal at IPCRI
What I want to achieve here:
To find Palestinian and Israeli partners for Artistic and Educational projects.
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You are right. The fact that part of each society put humanitarian attitude in the front stage, ignoring the general atmosphere provided by the majority, proves that multi cultural peaceful society is possible. However a “critical mass” in each society is needed for that. This is what we are trying to develop here. Isn’t it?
אני ערבי פלסטיני מהכפר חיזמה הנמצא בין ירושלים רמאללה
כשהייתי בגיל 15 נלחמתי נגד הכיבוש הישראלי
בשבל החופש הייתי חושיב כל אדם יהודי חייל או אזרח גבר או אישה קטן או גדול צריך לההרג
עד בא יום נסיתי לשלול לבן אדם את חיים שלו לא הייתי מכיר אתו היה בשביל יהודי וכל יהודי היא המטרה שלי להרוג
תאמינו לי הייתי רק ילד לא מבין כלום בפוליטיקה
או את הסכסוך הערבי הישראלי
בסוף נעצרתי לתקופה של 12 שנים
למדע כל זה קרה בשנת האינתיפאדה הראשונה 1987. באותו שלב. אף אחד לא מדבר על שלום
רק מדברים שני הצדדים רק על אלימות
התחלתי לגדול ואני בכלא התחלתי ללמוד לקרוא
ספרים על פוליטיקה. ספרות. שירה וסיפורים העולם.
ועידת מדריד נתן לי תקווה החיים לחיות בשלןם
ובכבוד . למדתי כי אלימות תבי רק אלימות
והשלום הא הפתרון היחיד בין שני העמים למען עתיד יפה מכובד בין שני העמים
אנחנו חיים על אותה קרקע.אנחנו שכנים שותים מאותו המים מתפללים עבור אלוהים אחד
אנו צריכים לחיות בשלום על בסיס של הדת לאלוהים והאדמה לכלאם
A True Story By Faisal Al-kateep
I am a Palestinian Arab from Hizmeh, a village between Jerusalem and Ramallah. When I was 15 years old I fought against the Israeli Occupation in search of freedom. At that time I thought every Jewish person, whether soldier or citizen, man or woman, young or old, should be killed. I rejected the right for any Jew to live and every Jew was a target. I was just a kid, believe me, and I didn’t understand anything about politics or the Arab-Israeli conflict. I was arrested and sat in jail for 12 years. This was during the first intifada from 1987. At that time nobody talked about peace but only of violence. I matured during my time in jail. I started studying and reading books on politics, literature, poetry, and about the Madrid Conference.
It gave me hope to live in peace and dignity. I learned that violence only breeds violence and that peace is the only solution for the two nations, the only way for both to have a respectful and beautiful future. We live on the same land. We are neighbors. We drink the same water and both pray to a monotheistic God. We must live in peace on the basis of religion for God and land for everyone.
I can read in your profil that you work with cheldren and maybe yuth as well and that in fact my profetion her as what we call it ( pædagog ) ... and I read as well that you liv on the border to Gaza ...... so...
I have an a crazy idear abuot ( I believe its impusebil to practick it ) but how abuot making a green zoon for a kinder garden for kids from both side, that they can come together and play , eat and laugh together ... that cold help some how the nixt genration to understand iech other on deffrent level ......... I dont know ... its crazy is´nt .........
how are you? Are you from gaza? If yes i have a problem. I am living in germany and i wanna help my brothers and sisters in Gaza in sending goods (clothes) which i will collect in germany and donate. i have start a discussion "Help Gaza", and asked how to send these goods! I know that borders are closed to Gaza, but there must be a way to send these things somewhere in gaza to let them shared by people who need it. Do you know some trustworthy organisations, people, school etc. or do you have a adress i can send these goods to? How is it if i send staff adressed to gaza? Does israel desicide wat to enter or the pal. authotity in the westbank?
Please help me cause i am surious. if i could i would visit u but i was denieng enter 4 months before.
thanx my friend
PS: can i call you? just send me your phone and i will call you, to answer all ur questions.