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Time for us to LISTEN to one another

Started this discussion. Last reply by gill Mar 15, 2009. 2 Replies


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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a pacifist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom, Other
So what is it?
Stubborn refusal to exchange ideas.
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Stubborn refusal to exchange ideas.The 'winner-loser' mentality.
We need to shut our mouths and use our ears more.
Can we change the world?
More about me
I am a journalist. My passion is Israel- Palestine and the desperate need for peace
Promise to respect others and refrain from spamming?
I'll do my best

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Frustration and Pain

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

Why is peace still eluding the Middle East? Why? Are we not all praying enough? Is God listening? Can he see the injustices? Does he realise that the Goldstone Report is one sided and has forgotten God's Chosen People's consideration when retaliating after 8 years of thousands of rocket attacks? That consideration included dropping leaflets to warn people that HAMAS was using the buildings as launch sites and that they were going to finally retaliate, so would women children and innocent people… Continue


Posted on March 20, 2009 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

I climbed my first tree when I was four years old.

It was a gnarled old Jacaranda which bordered our pretty little suburban home in Kumalo, Bulawayo in a then sane kind of Zimbabwe, and the reason for my climb was not altogether my own idea.

“If you climb up the tree..” said older sister Vivien - an elderly 10 year old with red curls and a temperament to match –

“you will be able to see Fairyland.”

Our mum had read us books filled with deliciously magical fairy tales… Continue

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At 11:46pm on October 24, 2009, HOT said…
At 5:55pm on August 26, 2009, Mohamed Ali A. Baba said…
It is nice to have such nice friend from South Africa.
I encourage you to write about Iraq too in your articles especially my city of Kirkuk, locates in north of is a conflicted city..all the parties debate on the belongness and future fate pf the city
At 8:19pm on August 25, 2009, ZAM Abdel said…
Whether you don't know nothing of Palestinian reality and Hamas, or that you are not unbiased and you are supporter of Zionist propaganda and you were only the information that everyone know (if you want to track really information and effective non-partisan, I recommend Al Jazeera in english not CNN)!
I've said in my previous comment that we should not be antagonistic, I tell you about a captured soldier as a prisoner of war for three years and what do you called 11050 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails including minors of 16 years old, most bets have over twenty years of captivity and who stay for years without going to court?
I am not nor Hamas, nor Abbas, I am a pacifist who believe that if we eliminate injustice from which it comes and the occupation, it will be more wars of liberation and so peace will resign in the world but ...., let's talk about South Africa and Mandela, who was, according to former government of your country a terrorist like Hamas now and he spent twenty years of his life in the prisons of apartheid? yes my dear now the Israeli government and worse than the regime of South Africa in the apartheid era (forgive me the word terrorist does not stick with people who struggled for their rights), specially when it's almost two million people locked up for several years in a big prison called Gaza) and the Rockets learned some of this prison is it more powerful Israeli warplanes that bombed day and night for a month civilian including children in schools to UNHCR (said to me that you are not aware of that? Are these rockets is equal to the strongest army in the world?
This language is required even by Israeli Jewish peace activists who believe in peace (Peace Now) with the Palestinians including Hamas!
Stop and end: I will not go on this unless you are a forum for everyone on the site

Chère amie,
Soit que vous ne connaissez rien de la réalité palestinienne et de Hamas, soit que n’êtes pas impartiale et vous êtes partisane de la propagande sioniste et vous suiviez uniquement les informations que tout le monde connais (si vous voulez suivre des informations juste et réelle non partisane, je vous conseille Al Jazira In English et non pas CNN) !
Je vous ai dit dans mon précédent commentaire qu’il ne faut pas polémiquer : vous parler d’un soldat capturé comme prisonnier de guerre depuis trois ans et qu’est ce que vous dite des 11 050 Palestiniens incarcérés dans les prisons israéliennes dont des mineurs de moins de 16 ans, dont la majeure parie ont plus de vingt ans de captivité et qui restent plusieurs années sans passer devant un tribunal ?
Je ne suis pas ni pour Hamas, ni pour Abbas, je suis un pacifiste qui crois que si on supprime l’injustice d’où elle vienne et l’occupation, on en aura plus de guerres de libérations et ainsi la paix règnera dans le monde mais…., parlons en de l’Afrique du Sud et de Mandela qui était selon les ex gouvernant de votre pays un terroriste comme le Hamas maintenant et il a passé vingt ans de sa vie dans les prisons de l’apartheid ? eh oui ma chère amie actuellement le gouvernement israélien et pire que le régime de l’Afrique du sud de l’époque de l’apartheid (excusez moi le mot terroriste ne colle pas avec un peuple qui lutte pour recouvrir ses droits) surtout lorsqu’il s’agit de presque deux millions de personnes enfermer depuis plusieurs années dans une grande prison qui s’appelle Gaza) et les quelques Roquettes tirés de cette prison est elle plus puissante que l’aviation israélienne qui bombardé jour et nuit pendant un mois les civil y compris des enfants dans les écoles du HCR (ne me dite pas que vous n’êtes pas au courant de ça ? Est-ce ces Roquettes équivaut à l’armée la plus puissante du monde ?
Ce langage est tenu même par des juifs israéliens pacifistes qui croient à la paix (paix maintenant) avec les palestiniens y compris le Hamas !
Stop et fin : je n’y reviendrais pas sur ce sujet à moins de faire un forum de discussion pour tout le monde sur le site
At 6:45pm on August 24, 2009, Rashad said…
it's good to hear from you, and for your love, concern & comment, Yes it is Ramzan here. But I am Christain. so I eat all day normal. LOL
Regards, love and peace.
Chairman: Hope development organization.
At 11:33am on August 24, 2009, Rashad said…
Good to see u how are you?
At 10:38pm on August 21, 2009, ZAM Abdel said…
Do not controversy, the Palestinian people is a colonized people since 1948, history is witness to its existence on this land for millennia, in fact, long time ago, Muslims and Jews coexisted in several countries including Arab Muslims in Palestine until the present day in some country and myself I have several friends of the Jewish faith! So my conclusion, we are not pacifists arguing about issues such as terrorism fabricated by the media "Zionist" and here I just want to remind you that Hamas came to power in the territories occupied by the ballot box after democratic elections demanded by the United States in the late Arafat is the Palestinian people chose Hamas in full freedom, but as the party did not play into the hands of Zionists and other less committed leader was taxed terrorist! It's complicated but it's like that! is my question for you what you call the attack of Israeli leaders on Gaza that the peoples of the world have condemned and the condemnation to the present day is what is terrorism or not? there are even trials for war crimes committed here and there!
My conclusion Hamas is not a terrorist organization but an organization that fights for the independence of their country
Ne polémiquons pas : le peuple palestinien, est un peuple colonisé depuis 1948, l'histoire est témoin de son existence sur ce territoire depuis des millénaires, d'ailleurs, il y a bien longtemps que musulmans et juifs coexistais dans plusieurs pays arabes musulmans y compris en Palestine et jusqu'à nos jours encore dans quelques pays et moi même j'ai plusieurs amies de confession juive ! Donc ma conclusion, nous pacifistes on refuse de polémiquer sur des questions tels que le terrorisme inventer de toute pièce par les médias "sioniste" et ici je veux juste vous rappeler que le Hamas est venu au pouvoir dans les territoires occupés par les urnes suite à des élections démocratiques demandés par les USA au défunt Arafat et c'est le peuple palestinien qui a choisi Hamas en toute liberté, mais comme ce parti n'a pas jouer le jeu des sionistes comme d'autres dirigeant moins engagés on l'a taxé de terrorisme ! C'est compliqué mais c'est comme ça ! est ma question pour vous qu'est ce vous appeler l'attaque des dirigeants israéliens sur GAZA que les peuples du monde entier ont condamné et le condamne encore jusqu'à nos jours est ce que c'est du Terrorisme ou non ? il y a même des procès pour crime de guerre engagé ici et là !
Ma conclusion Hamas n’est pas une organisation terroriste mais c’est une organisation qui lutte pour l’indépendance de leur pays
At 9:42pm on August 19, 2009, Clicia Pavan said…

gill Come be part of our group
Gandhi, man of peace
Thank you
At 5:54pm on April 9, 2009, Motorcycle Hippy Al said…

At 12:58am on April 9, 2009, Hamit GÜRSOY said…
Hello Dear Gill;
Thanks for your friendship;
Greetings from Izmir-Turkey
At 9:42pm on March 20, 2009, Eau Douce said…
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