I'm 36, a mother of two boys, and a web developer.
You can read about me on my blog IsraeliMom.org
Why I want peace:
Because I'm a mother, and I don't want my boys to kill or be killed in futile wars.
Interests and activities:
web publishing, people, cats
Something you didn't know about me:
I am real good at computer games - especially starcraft and warcraft 3
How I found mepeace.org:
an email from Eyal
What I want to achieve here:
To promote dialogue and understanding. To have both sides encompass and contain the other side's narrative. I think it's not only the Zionists who need to learn to accept and contain the Palestinian narrative, but also Palestinians who need to learn to accept and contain the Zionist narrative.
And I don't believe it's Jews vs. Palestinians either - it's Zionism vs. Palestinians, so unless we can bridge between the two, without rejecting Zionism, we won't achieve much.
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Greetings from Hope Development Organization, Faisalabad, Pakistan
We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Faisalabad, Pakistan, and concerned about the violence spreading worldwide from our country. Please visit our website at www.hopedevelopment.org We want to teach peace to our children and bring a better future to our country and thereby to the entire world. Please read about what we do and our vision; then consider how your organization and ours might partner toward this very important goal.
Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.
God bless you abundantly for your good work and commitment.
Regards, love and peace.
A True Story By Faisal Al-katib
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.
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
Thanks for your participation on the recent forum regarding "Wafa". Although I have not written anything, I am following it closely. True dialogue is a challenge when people are filled with personal pain. It seems some venting should be allowed, but then we each need to take personal responsibility for returning to the state of inner peace. I see you are also a member of WICO. Deliah and I have been trying to connect via phone. I would like to help by traning women to be peaceful. :D Is it possible? It's worth a try.
Love and Light,
im did not mean you supported their abductiom , i meant about you said from our perspective meaning obviuosly am israel view on things as you put it , in that i said there is no perspective for abducting women .
I guess you took that as being yours though it is quite clear in your email you would have to voice israels view as we call it , which dooes not mean as such taht it was your view , i guess our english langauge is complecated as i have this problem all the time with people misintrepretating basic english , so no intention meant on my part to insinuate that you held the same view as the israel govt or the military .
So im not follow context of what you say but tahts okay for each one of us has freedom of speech how others wish to intrepretate what another says is up yo them , whatever love you cause for me i hate no one love Tony New Zealand
And yes i mean everyword i do not have enough tears to shed for all those children , nor will they wash away the blood , or ever bring them home to their beloved families , and i ask this ????? how can human beings hate so much
To Die For What
Tony Robin Bulley 4th October 2008 (c)
Oh peace where art though in my hour of pain
For I shall never see the dawning sun again
Nor shall I see my loved ones smiling face
Or walk the path that leads to my place
For here I lie dying in this desert sand
Of what purpose help me understand
Oh peace as my eyes grow dim of light
Tell me now for what reason did I fight
Was it for a better life to maybe gain?
As here my body lays blood in the drain
How I long peace for another day of life
To hold my sweetheart darling wife
Oh peace tell my children of this day
My life wasted no more for to say
That with you a better life will be
A world of peace hope prosperity
Princess there is no perspective to hate and war only thouandsof dead children
whoes lives have gone down the drain literally , hate breds hate which begats
nothing but losers all round , i do not take any side for neither side is right , however abducting women defies and crosses the lines of human decency no matter what your perspective maybe , neither side whether yours or theirs will endear your cause to anyone when children and innocent women are the centre of a few extremists amongst your societies, you are a woman you cannot condone the abduction of women for whatever reason , what are men any men who use women children for their own ends whatever they be , see this this is reality take a long hard look for this girl had a family she had a life she had a future now she has nothing
if you wish to send to send something send this to every person who carries a gun and points it at a child for only cowards and dogs shoot children
A Dying Childs Plea
Tony Robin Bulley 27th September 2008 (c)
Oh peace how I seek for your dawning day
Why did you leave me and go away
For I am scared no one hears my cry
Whilst on the street my brothers die
This is my question what have I done
As here now I lay dying in the sun
Oh peace where are you in my strife
My blood ebbing stolen in youth of life
Oh peace I feel so cold short of breath
Come hold me in my hour of death
Take me away from the soldier’s gun
No more I need to hide no place to run
I am dying my blood spilt in the sand
Peace come closer take hold my hand
For I am a child innocent without sin
Oh peace I feel you now close within
Never more all those I love to see
For death has come to set me free
Oh peace hear me my final prayer
Peace to all the nations everywhere
Oh peace I feel you so close now by
Hold me a child in your arms as I die
I agree that both sides has to agree and work together if peace can be presented to those from each side.... We need to know that it makes peace to solve things not keep in.. it also needs to have both sides and along with every one to work it out
i would like to thank u so much and of course i should be more than glad if u tell my human story to other friends hopefully my suffering will stop soon and we cane all stop talking about our suffering but mostly about our pleasure ,security and peace
hak sameeh for all Israeli friends