5 comments on “Perpetual Terrorism: Fiasco of Israel-Palestine Truce

  1. Israel has the support of the self-appointed mafia of the world and will continue to kill a hundred for each one of their own; unfortunately Palestinians are not content to let sleeping dogs lie either. They continue to make provocations afresh every day so that the retaliatory attacks create sympathy.
    Truly, no dispute can end until one side decides to insult the other side by not responding to any provocation whatsoever. But that would need immense courage ; in an era where all forms of terror strikes are aimed at those who cannot retort, this will remain a dream…………..

  2. On the 22nd January, 30 people came to a meeting in Bristol (UK) to hold the people of Israel and Palestine in their hearts during this time of terrible conflict. Called by 3 friends (2 Jews and a Quaker), the purpose was to infuse public opinion with compassion. Why? Because we cannot even think of changing minds without first opening hearts. We believe the 9.5 million people living in Israel and Palestine are intelligent and creative enough to find their own way to peace. They deserve our compassion. All of them. Especially leaders like Olmert and Lipni, Haniyeh and Rayan – people who need our support to act with wisdom and humanity. Drawing on our Jewish tradition, we meditated on chesed (loving-kindness), chanted, sang and lit candles in the shape of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Drawing on our Quaker tradition, we held a meeting for worship, a gathered silence with ministry by those moved to speak. Then we shared our vision. One after another, we called out what we want to see, speaking as if it already exists, speaking from our hearts. In the words of one participant: “I came home from this event profoundly moved and heartened. I do not believe this is a ‘cop-out’ or in any way evades the history, seriousness and dangers of the Middle East conflict, or the difficulties ahead.  Instead it reminds us that words and argument and ‘being right’ are sometimes of very limited help, but this does not mean there is ‘nothing we can do’.  Other creative, shared, responses are possible.  And beautiful.  And fragile.  And important.” 
    The three friends:
    Lisa Saffron, author of Checkpoint – the novel of hope and inspiration about Israel and Palestine Buy on Amazon.co.uk
    Sheila Yeger, author of Dove – a drama about conflict and hope. Listen free on Listening to the Tune in Dialogue http://www.listeningindialogue.wordpress.com
    Maria Kennedy

  3. What the Nazis did to the Jews cannot ever be washed out from our memories or from history.

    What the Jews (in Israel) are doing today is the same and is yet another proof of the inhumanity of humans. Palestinians have to equally share the blame for continuing to goad the Israelis, just as the Indian Muslims do in Kashmir to the security forces.

    So long as one party does not learn its lesson from history, the other will have to share the brunt equally.

    Truly, it is said, “Those who forget their history are condemned to repeat it.”

    We are watching the remaking of history ad nauseum……………….

  4. Nietzcheist: I have a problems, if I read the New Testament! Because I find only a
    bad Instinkts. Corruption of intellekt, this is a Bible! Corruption of the World,
    this is a Bible! Corruption of Education, Culture and our Respons, this is a Bible!
    And Immanuel Kant, he loves the Bible! The Most Idiots was and are a Kantianers!

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