I grew up on an island near Seattle, came to a kibbutz in Israel on a work-study program during college. I fell in love, married and had 2 lovely daughters there. After 13 years came back to the States, went back to school and became a teacher. 13 more years later needed to change to a less taxing profession physically, so became a life coach, specifically one who works with the system of relationships.
With 2 partners started a project called Conversations with Other which uses relationship coaches to lead weekly phone conversations between Israelis and Palestinians.
Why I want peace:
I passionately believe people deserve to live in peace. I happen to have a heart door into this particular conflict.
Interests and activities:
Working with relationships of all kinds, reading, hiking, swimming, talking and playing games
Something you didn't know about me:
I once knew the names of 450 cows and could recognize them by their udders.
How I found mepeace.org:
Abi Shilon invited me.
What I want to achieve here:
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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.
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis Basillia. how are you, welcome to mepeace, we are so glad you joined our peace site, here we are one community working together and helping each other to reach our goals which are most of them are making peace all over, here in mepeace you can share your songs, pictures and your ideas and your visions, and as you are already part of our community pls help us as much as you can with your ideas, We are looking forward to see you in our next event in march, be in touch to join our events, enjoy AND Cheeeeeeeeeeeeers