I case you were wondering how I am spending iPeace Day. I will drive now to Beer Sheva, my home town, to pick up my parents and bring them over to my house. My father is 87 and has difficulty walking, my mother is 78. There is just no possible way for them to get to a safe place in the 45 seconds which take a missle to get from Gaza to their house.

Since early this morning 5 Grad missiles fired by Hamas from Gaza hit my home town. One of them hit a class room at my high school (picture on top). Luckily school day was canceled because of the missiles and no one was hurt.

I was hoping for a happier iPeace Day for myself and for all of iPeace Palestinian members. maybe next year.

I refuse to lose hope. We need to find a way to talk to our Palestinian cousins. War will never be the solution.

I wish the rest of you can share your peace happily.

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Comment by Judith Eufemia del Rosario Torres Sánchez on January 1, 2009 at 7:11pm
The situation is complex.
Hamas wants the destruction of the Israeli state and that should not be so
Israel always responds to Hamas provocations.
While there is no other place to live in the universe: Palestinians and Israelis have to reach an agreement, that means without destruction or humiliation of some of the two
There is tragedy side by side
The world is tired of this conflict without end
Has to live in peace: Palestine can not send the Israelis to another planet, nor Israel itself.
There is only one planet that is small and very little to share, then there has to be a solution.
Comment by Cathi on January 1, 2009 at 6:05pm

Here we are at the dawn of a Brand New Year filled with possibilities!
My wish is that Our brand new year will be filled with Prosperity, Vibrant Health, Love~Joy~Peace in Our Hearts and Homes, and the Delight of all of Our Hopes and Dreams coming true. Believe in possibilities, Believe in the power of You. We can achieve all this and more if we just Believe!

Where there is Hope there can be Faith where there is Faith Miracles can occur! ~ Author Unknown

Here's to New Beginnings, Here's to All of Our wishes coming true.
Happy New Year!

Many Peaceful Blessings to You David!
Comment by abhishek on January 1, 2009 at 3:18pm
i would like to add to karens comment.one way to bring the world peace is the rise of individual consciousness.SAHAHA YOGA is one way this can be done.IT is absolutely free.one wd have to visit www.sahajayoga.org and get self realisation sitting on ur computer only,one just needs to desire.
Comment by FRANCOISE on January 1, 2009 at 1:08pm
May our prayers touch the hearts of all our brothers from Palestine and israel
It has to stop you are very strong to don't loose your hope in such situation
Peace is knocking at the door
we have to make it reality ,,,,with our energy , with our prayers, with our actions, with our tongue , to tell ,to speak, to make........everything but we have to ACT
I feel responsable for what is happening if I do nothing...
sorry fgor this bla bla bla David,,
with all my heart I send you much Love to you and your family
Comment by Beppe on January 1, 2009 at 11:47am
Faith united should. If in anymore the God it is lostesso the faith you should unite. The religions don't pursue the faith in an only God. The religions pursue the faith in the conceitedness of whom cultivates her. Every faith in the conceitedness to have the truth thinks about being unique and superior to anybody else Believe. To reconcile needs to be in two. God is not so foolish anyway from consegnore the truth to an only man you call. Prophets of God don't exist, prophets of discord only promoters of Wars exist.
Comment by janflora on January 1, 2009 at 7:53am
sending love and prayers to you all...
Comment by Elizabeth Kojder on January 1, 2009 at 5:20am
Dear David You have to ask yourself why they are sending the missiles across the border.I am sorry for you but my heart goes out to the Palestinians who live in appalling conditions and a life of hopelessness
Comment by Patrick GENEST on January 1, 2009 at 2:35am
L'Humanité est conditionnée par les enchainements de causes à effets que les peuples et les humains déclenchent pour des raisons qui leur appartiennent.

Seuls les Etres Humains, en tant qu'individus conscients et libres, assumant pleinement leur libre arbitre, peuvent modifier par leurs actes et décisions ces enchaînements et leurs effets.

Si, au lieu de missiles, les palestiniens envoyaient des bouquets de roses sur le territoire israélien, il n'y aurait pas cette escalade de violence sur GAZA, mais un élan mondial de sympathie aurait sans doute fait suite à cet acte impensable.
Si, au lieu de rétorquer par une violence disproportionnée, les Israéliens répondaient par la mise en œuvre à Gaza de moyens permettant à la population de mieux vivre et ouvraient les territoires au lieu de construire des murs............. un soutien mondial leur serait acquis!

Et si, et si...! Les uns comme les autres sont instrumentalisés de part et d'autres par les clans des violents pour gagner peut être momentanément des guerres (et du pouvoir et/ou de l’argent), mais certainement pas pour fonder la PAIX.

L’enfant qui meurt sous les bombes à GAZA et l’enfant qui meurt sous les tirs de Missiles en Israël n’ont plus à se poser de question sur une hypothétique Paix dans le Monde. Ils sont tous deux victimes de la barbarie généralisée de l’Espèce Humaine.

Mais les familles de ces enfants, les mères, les pères, les frères et sœurs véhiculeront une haine intense pendant des générations, de part et d’autre.
C’est ce que recherchent les va-t-en guerre et les idéologues de la violence : instaurer la guerre et empêcher l’éclosion de la Paix.

La Violence entraîne la Guerre
La Non violence engendre la Paix
La Violence entraîne la Haine
La Non violence engendre l'Amour

Puisse l’année 2009 entrouvrir un peu plus les consciences pour qu’un jour nos descendants connaissent vraiment la PAIX HUMAINE.

Courage et Détermination
Pour ceux qui œuvrent.

Patrick GENEST
Comment by Janice Bernath on January 1, 2009 at 1:05am
Dear David, and all on iPeace - if I could wish for anything, it would be for all of us to be able to live peacefully together. David, you are a good son to care for your parents and keep them safe. May everyone be safe this New Year. Love to all, Janice
Comment by Nancy Kaye on January 1, 2009 at 12:58am
Today is World Peace Meditation Day.
Peace Align in 2009!
Ushering in New Strength for Peace. Internal Vibrant Thoughts Outward Shinning of Being Peaceful...Abound!
Starting right now.....! New Year Peace!
My iPeace Pledge
Namaste, Nancy

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