Narda Azaria Dalgleish
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My personal story:
A Letter to the United Nations

October 26th 2006

"…the earth, globally, is one language with a few words."
"…there is but one nation and one language to all." Gen.11; 1,6

In the name of Love - the highest collective factor - greetings to the ambassadors of the United Nations and the people as yet unrepresented

A year or so after 9/11, when the world was still stirred, looking to understand the causes and express its diverse response, it was a surprise to find that I was afraid. Apprehensive even about disclosing my nationality to people, as for a while Israel was held directly responsible. I never took part in a public protest or a rally. I wondered what might it be like to find a response which is not caused by fear or a partial standpoint for or against something… Were I to sit face to face with one of the suicide bombers, what would I see? What shall I say to him? The poem 'Oh Ahmad' was conceived then, and because it was addressed to his essential being, the name 'Ahmad' was chosen for its reference to the Divine Name, the most Superlatively Praised.

In early October 2004, exactly 17 years after I came to the United Kingdom to study and contemplate the Unity of Mankind, ( The Beshara School ) my son, Rotem Moria, was blown-up by Al-Qaeda in Sinai… By a supernatural act of grace at the moment of hearing the news, aside from the shock and pain of grief, I was spared of any reaction of hate, anger, vengeance or blame… I was engulfed at once by a presence of Love holding me in a formidable state of affirmation that it, alone, is Real; that it, alone, is the cause and aim of all faith, devotion, hope and belief misguided though they may be. In the midst of terror, in stark contrast to the situation, this oneness of Love stripped away the illusion of the polarity of all contraries and united them in the vision that it, itself, is the single indivisible Identity of all things and all people, including that of a son, his murderer and their mothers.

I began writing overnight… It seemed there is nothing the human heart
could love more than to be held in the 'eye' of Love... and far better, if it could be to Love like a finger is to the hand; moving in concert by its movement… Likewise, it seemed that there is nothing that Love itself loves more than to magnify a heart beyond its limited self-determination, and bring it ever closer into its - Love's - own infinitely expanding dimension. And so it should be… where, other than the human heart, could Love, the Real, be witnessed and testified?

Why should I be sending this letter to you? I don't know… I am not on a mission to change the world, and even if I were, I'd be the least qualified. I talk to people about Love... that I'm moved to make myself available for something without knowing what it might be. Recently, a few people involved with the work of the UN came, one of whom suggested this letter. So here, in the spirit of J.F. Kennedy's proposition, may I ask the people of the United Nations 'united for a better world', 'is there anything I can do for you' in service of the vision which promotes our unity?

With love
Narda Azaria Dalgleish
Why I want peace:
Oh Ahmad

There is nothing I can do or say
to prevent your intention
to blow yourself up
with those you hate.
But I would like you to know anyway
that at the end of your last prayer
when you turn your head to the
and say
asalamu ’alaykum wa rahmat u-llah wa-barakatuhu
you have greeted me too
as I am there, right beside you
with the whole of Mankind
because your Lord is my breath.
Then, when you turn
your head to the
and repeat for the last time
asalamu ’alaykum wa rahmat u-llah wa-barakatuhu
I am there too, with the whole universe
because everywhere you turn
there is His face
And your Lord is my breath.
Even when
your hands and forehead touch the ground
and you say to your Lord with a deep sense of
We are all there
right beneath you
with our foreheads and hands and knees and toes
touching yours from the ground.
So, just before you press the button
with your call Akbar
know that we are always between you and your Lord
He is our breath
Interests and activities:
I am an Artwear Designer -
and a poet -
Something you didn't know about me:
is that I know nothing and everything about you ...
Favorite website:
How I found
What I want to achieve here:
I would like to learn what peace initiatives are taking place particularly between Palestinians and Israelis. I am currently collecting material for A WiserEarth Palestine-Israel Platform
and would appreciate any relevant new info.
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At 6:03pm on February 25, 2011, Irit Hakim-Keller said…
hi, I do hope so. I am in England, visiting family. If I can - I would love to join. But as it is, it is not only me to chose times, you know...:):) I shall try my best though.
At 10:11pm on January 30, 2011, Irit Hakim-Keller said…

hi Narda,

it is now, after the Encounter of tonight, that I read for the first time your profile. I am very impressed and touched.

I couldn't find the "messages" on your page, so this would be all for now.

best regards

good night 



At 1:00pm on July 22, 2010, Hussain Bux Balouch said…
Very logical views. I am intrested to have Phd on jewish law perferrably from Isreal because I want to break the Ice as for Pakistanis it is prohibited by govt. to go to Isreal which a hurdle to peace because essence of peace is lying in unity therefore i want to be the first one as first step to peace between muslims and jews, Pakistan and Isreal. will any one help me in this regard?
At 1:42am on November 4, 2009, Deborah J. Boyd said…
I would like to invite you to join My friend, Napoleon C. Biirch, Jr. was born in Liberia and came to the USA at age 12. He has designed the perfect platform to do whatever you need to do with all the tools required. We have ways for you to do fundraising, and more. We are closely aligned with the UN and we are working on building a fund that can be used to develop regions of the world where commercial investors see little reason to invest.
Love & Peace, Deborah
North American Director
Village Direct Organization
At 4:20am on November 3, 2009, Jeffrey Levy said…

I live in Boston area and have not been on site w Machsom Watch. Maybe
At 4:34am on November 2, 2009, Jeffrey Levy said…
Hi Narda,

Thank you for your note regarding Machsom Watch. What I meant to ask about
was not Machsom Watch itself, but the about the mepeace group interested in
Machsom Watch............
At 2:19pm on October 24, 2009, fesalk411 said…
A True Story By Faisal Al-Hatib
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.
At 12:11pm on October 24, 2009, saher angel said…
At 6:18pm on October 14, 2009, Narda Azaria Dalgleish said…
Greetings to you Sabine from Tel Aviv

And thank you for your kind comment. The most important factor for peace building is - in my view - to have certainty in its posibility; hence showing what has already been established and what is happening now is absolutely essential.

It is my intention to somehow begin to clasify the large data I've already selected and gathered on so I'm still contemplating how to go about it technically. Though MEPEACE, has somewhat less tecnical options I'd be delighted to help create something similar here - presuming everyone is happy for me to do so...:)

All the best

At 9:18am on October 14, 2009, Sabine Theresia said…
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Dear Narda,
you seem to be a very wise and knowing woman! I've read the comment you wrote to Shells within the volunteers group listing up and commenting these already working projects / organisations.
Maybe, you would like to join Shells in building up a volunteers section concerning Middle East programs for young people / families and dialogue / meetings in Palestine / Israel.
Another one, who could be very helpful, is Corey Gil-Shuster. When you read his profile and see his powerful video collection, you will understand.
Shells asked me for help, but i am not so good in organizing. And when i take over responsibility for 'big things', i quickly get lost and totally stressed in all the different tasks, ideas, needs...
A big list presenting all the already functioning meeting projects and maybe another one for young people's / family/ parents support would be helpful for a lot of people willing to take part in the process. Informing comments and documentary videos should be added to the list. I do not know, which technical way for that would be the best.
Maybe you, Narda, have the time and energy for something like this. Somehow, you already have started, as you already could offer this mentioned list.

I added the video in case you didn't meet Leon Berg and the method of 'Council' here on mepeace up to now. COUNCIL seems to be one of those really helpful and effective methods / projects. Too many of them are simply not known.

Thank you, Narda, for BEING, SHARING, WORKING and LOVING here on mepeace and wherever you are!
Thank you for publishing this deep deep poem (under 'Why i want peace:')
Sunny greetings from an awakening fresh morning in Cologne!


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