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My personal story:
I am a greek jewish woman mother of three daughters living in Israel. I was born in Athens, Greece and moved to Jerusalem in 1995 to study. I am a reiki master and grinberg method therapist stage 1. Since 2008, I returned with my family to Israel after spending 5 years living on the island of Aegina, Greece, this time to participate in the creation of an ecological community in the Negev. Since paricipating in the Joint Venture for Peace in May 2008, I have authored a collection of poems titled: "They All Sound Like Love Songs, Women Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations." I am keen on sharing the experience of the venture through the poems and empowering women to give a hand in healing their respective communities. Since that experience I have redefined myself as a spiritual entrepreneur, using my healing and artistic qualifications to heal the communities' enmity and bring forth peace.
Why I want peace:
On the personal level because my family which lives in Israel can flourish in an environment of peace and on a global level because we are all one.
Interests and activities:
I love the serenity of the desert, the soulfullness of Greece,
I love swimming, reading, being among women, in circles of support, growth and healing
Something you didn't know about me:
I studied Jewish Studies at Pardes while living in Jerusalem
Favorite website:
http://www.ecoweek.org
How I found mepeace.org:
Through Dvora Perlman
What I want to achieve here:
I would like to help promote peace through readings of my collection of poems "They All Sound Like Love Songs, Women Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations" and connect to peaceworkers in Israel and the world.
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The Death of the Win-Lose Paradigm and the Birthing of Another

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 12:13am 0 Comments

The Win-Lose paradigm belongs to humanity’s past. Once we had winners and losers. Once this paradigm could explain, and put order to our reality. Once a war could solve things, straighten them up, right wrongs done. Once there were winners and losers. But not any more; Humanity’s consciousness has evolved. As such we humans are rapidly leaving the win-lose paradigm behind and are actively engaged in birthing the new: the win-win paradigm. More and more people around the globe understand the…

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A New Idea for the Gaza Flotilla

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 11:25pm 4 Comments

In the best scenario, the flotillas could serve as a place to let go of the old paradigm of the strong wins; of winners and losers. In that scenario, the flotillas could launch a new way of doing things, for internationals, Palestinians and Israelis. Ideally, I would like to see the flotillas as seminar spaces in the middle of the sea, where Israelis-Palestinians and internationals could negotiate their fate until they formed a consensus. In that scenario the flotillas would not reach Gaza… Continue

Middle East’s Paradigm Shift: Rape is No Longer Accepted Here

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Middle East’s Paradigm Shift: Rape is No Longer Accepted Here

 

By Yvette Nahmia-Messinas, Jerusalem

Author of “They All Sound Like Love Songs, Women Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations.”

 

Former President of Israel, Moshe Katsav was sentenced to 7…

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Middle East: Time for a Paradigm Shift

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 10:47pm 3 Comments

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At 7:00pm on May 1, 2010, fesalk411 said…
סיפור אמיתי
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.
השלום במדריד.
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
פייסל אלחטיב

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At 5:13pm on December 18, 2009, Yvette Nahmia-Messinas said…
Your story sounds one of transfomation, well done, Yvette
At 4:09pm on December 18, 2009, fesalk411 said…
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.
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