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And there was Life- Written during Ramadan 2010

Today i drove down to work..

not listening to Snatam Kaur or to Yo Yo Ma

but to the news...

Aware of the road..but not so aware of Life.

And then i saw him walking slowly..

as i often do.

He, over 90 years old, walking from his Palestinian village to Israel

To "work" and receive some daily pay from Israeli…


Added by myron joshua on December 2, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Settler Palestinian Cooperation..a Follow UP...

I just started a discussion and posted a blog post report about Gush Etzion settlers involvement with the Palestinian residents of Hirbeit Zakkariya (see my previous blog post at Ipeace) where building has not been allowed for decades..

Here is a link to… Continue

Added by myron joshua on March 2, 2010 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Plant A Tree For A Greener Palestine in Rawabi, Palestine

I just received a couple of certificates for trees "I planted" in Rawabi, a modern ecological urban center planned for construction north of Ramallah, Palestine. (The certificates are sleeker than the JNF certificates i use to receive as a kid who "planted" trees in Israel 50 years ago.

Israeli employees (Jewish and Arab) of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in the Galilee helped Palestinians plant the first seedlings of an unique project at the future site… Continue

Added by myron joshua on December 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Palestinians and Settlers Neighbors meet in Gush Etzion

Here is a link to an article about the small village of Khirbet Zakariya, our "next door neighbors". I remember when this article came out a couple of years hurt me..deeply.

Many of the residents of the village work in the settlements, the area gas station, public insitutions, etc and relations always seemed so good. I heard stories about the good… Continue

Added by myron joshua on December 13, 2009 at 10:58pm — 9 Comments

Israel and Palestine on this the 61st Birthday of Israel's Independence...a letter to my friend Majed

Dearest Majed,

Today is Israel's Birthday...61 years old..i am happy for this day and wish i could offer you wishes for a Happy Birthday for Palestine too. I remember when the Oslo Agreements were signed and i saw Palestinians riding on the main road by the kibbutz with Palestinian flags..I was both shocked and happy..Shocked because it was such an impressive display of power..and it took a few seconds to realize that power is not always bad. People empowered can be happy and… Continue

Added by myron joshua on April 29, 2009 at 9:20am — 13 Comments

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