Sunday, February 15, 2009

new truce will begin

I apologized for not writing since long time as I am constantly trying to get out of gaza to continue studies abroad .
To exit from Gaza is very difficult, its as prison, where the crossing is closed, especially the Rafah crossing
The news says that the new seas fire will begin soon and for long time between the parties ,
and this is good news, where the parties are given an opportunity to rethink and not to use again the idea of war.
and give an opportunity for dialogue, peace
where the idea of violence led to the growing hatred between the two parties, therefore, we want to repair what was destroyed by violence.

That we have a lot of work to build what was destroyed by the violence, build trust between the parties .

32 comments:

nindee said...

I always pray for a peaceful and free Gaza. A peaceful and free palestine.

Anonymous said...

and a peaceful Israel

Mandy said...

SO glad you posted this, I was thinking about you both yesterday and wondering just how things were going there. I heard conflicting news here that the ceasefire had been broken again, and then heard nothing more...

Hope you can get out of Gaza soon and peace comes to the whole region..

Rev. Sonja said...

Has Hope Man been heard from?

CopperBoom said...

So reliefed to hear from you.
Please let us know if and when you hear from Hope Man. I am worried as we have not heard from him for some time.
Sending peace, compassion and love to your way. Be safe.
Regards,
Deniz

kosher crooner said...

The old Psalmist wrote that we should "Pray for the Peace - (shalom - salaam - wholeness)of Yerushalayim".. Literally meaning to diligently, carefully find out what will make for "Shaolm" in Yerushalayim. These 2 brave men are helping us with our enquiries for peace more than any news report can. Salaam - Shalom - peace be upon them and upon thier families.

Peace man said...

Thank you for your concern, We are fine and well, my friend, Hope of Man fine, but he is very busy, but it will write soon, we talking constantly with each other
Best to you all

CopperBoom said...

Thank you for responding.
Let us all win the peace on love.
Keep in touch.
Deniz

Thomas S. Bauer said...

Dear Peace and Hope Men,

thanks for posting again - i was so very, very worried since there was for such a long time no new post! Not that i have nothing else to read - but you not posting any more would mean, that either all hope is gone, or one of you no longer able to post!

Peace man: i wish you with all my force that Gaza will become an open place, where people can live in peace without the fear of being dead or mutilated in the next second, or loosing a loved one, or a friend. An open place, that you can go to a good place to study, and that you can continue to build Peace. Do not give up hope!

Your voice must be heard, and especially by those who don't believe in PEACE. How can i help you other than spreading your word ??

Please, stay strong, keep PEACE and HOPE alive!!

Thomas

Anonymous said...

Hi Peace man and Hope man!

Every day, I have looked for a post, and suddenly it appeared. I was so delighted. I pray for you both each day. I understand your angst regarding trying to leave for your education. I, too, am pursuing my PhD, and it causes a person to have a one track mind. Continue to work on getting toward your goal...the dream only ends when we relinquish it. This is the same with a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

In the meantime, we pray for peace. In south Florida, there is a group of us on campus who formed a club to educate the students and the broader public regarding Palestine/Israel. It is so vital to erase misconceptions and ignorance. Education, awareness, and compassion are like a lights where hatred and violence can't hide.

We are here with you and Hopeman. I will be in Israel in June and July. Perhaps all of our paths will cross someday. Until then, God bless you.

From your friend across the ocean,
Gina Marie-Florida, USA

Ali said...

I'm realy confused here, is this cease fire between Fatah and Hamas or Hamas and Israel or what? Seems we Palestinians are taking alot of time to agree on something (screw Fatah and Hamas) and I think we should expect more between Palestinians and Israelis. The road is still long. Anyways I hope the Egyptian government will have some humanity and let you pass thru its borders to continue your studies.

Nynaeve said...

The war is one big illness of our society.

I can't understand sionist, sorry. I think thay they are racist and the new goverment elected isn't very hopefully.

But the hopefully is always there...

Sorry for my english, and lucky to Hopeman and to you...

Reggards...

The Proud Primate said...

What a wonderful discovery, this blog, sort of like that old book, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. You two are like the first of mankind, standing up on two legs, abandoning the quadripedal existence, citizens of the world, abandoning intransigence for its own sake.

You two are a shining example for all people everywhere. In an ideal world, Jerusalem would be a monument to its name, "The City of Peace", where all people could find inspiration, not forever a bone of contention.

As King David said to Mephibosheth, "Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land."

Laura said...

I heard Hope Man interviewed on the radio (NPR) on January 6th here in the States. I was so excited to hear him. At that time, he was only getting occasional text messages from you, Peace Man. Good to hear you're back on the blog. Can you tell us where you are studying abroad? Or, more importantly, what are you studying?

Lirun said...

inshalla mn3mel salaam עוד יבוא שלום עלינו ב"ה

Anonymous said...

Hi and Thank the powers that be you are still able to bring the voice of real vision.This is really for both of you and does not need to be posted.I am a member of Hadash,living here in Israel.I also do whatever I can to teach people the understanding to open their minds. I have 6 children ,the second just entered the army against her wishes and mine.She entered the army in a terribly heart-broken frame of mind,nearly torn apart. Why,she is in love with an Arab boy,who has chosen to become more religious because of the pain he has caused my child,which brings me to one of the reasons I am writing this.The most wonderful phone call I have ever received was from her boyfriend Chani,apoligizing forhaving caused pain in some one he loved so much.The courage,and humanity involved in this act is astonishing by any standards. To make a long story short,I told him not to blame himself for the difficulties involved in their relationship,instead I apoligized for not having enough power and not having shouted loud enough to bring about the changes that would allow the beauty of their love to flourish.Only on this one on one level can their be any hope of peace,I am a personal witness to this and I know what the 2 of you are doing is the only way. I wish I could speak to you personally and be more involved in your grass root actions.I dream of being able to sit with both of you someday soon. WHEN THE POWER OF LOVE OVERCOMES THE LOVE OF POWER ,THE WORLD SHALL KNOW PEACE. tHANKYOU FOR HOPING,LEFTYALONE

Anonymous said...

I just read that the border with Egypt should be open for three days for sick people and students. I hope that you can finally persecute your dream of finishing your studies, Peace man!!!

Furthermore I wish all of the people in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel, and anywhere else in the world(!) responsible leaders who use their powers to improve the quality of life for their people.

kind regards,
Greg
(Switzerland)

carol.scheller@sunrise.ch said...

Hi, Peace man,

Likê Greg, I am hoping you can leave through Rafah and that if you are not too far from Geneva, Switzerland, we will be able to welcome you in our home one of these days. You have my Email, as does Hope Man. Please keep in touch and BON VOYAGE ! Carol

Anonymous said...

PM,
It is good to see you are able to write again. I pray for the process of peace and love to go forward in Gaza and Israel. I pray that leaders on both sides see that violence is not the answer. Peace and brotherly love is the answer. It always has been. God is a god of peace and love, not a god of war and hatred. All tommes written about Him say this. Therefore all those who would make war are NOT doing His bidding. Kill your enemy and God will reward you is a direct contradiction to "Thou shalt not Kill". Why some people who claim to be religious, think that killing is what God wants them to do is illogical. God who is infinite love, creates us then says, "ok killing each other pleases me, so go to it" That makes no logical sense. I truly hope those who think that God wants them to do violence can one day learn the truth. What a great day that will be.
Peace be with you both; you are always in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hopeman and Peaceman,

Even when the news is sad or depressing (you, Peaceman, want to continue your studies and you, Hopeman, worry about your children when they are away from you)... keep posting.

Your feelings tell the world that we are all the same. We are people with the same wishes for hope, peace, love, safety for our families, food, water, and freedom.

By hearing these same things from the two of you, we connect with you, and when there is connection, there is understanding. The more that common people connect, the more that their leaders must surely "hear" the truth....no one wants war, except those whose hearts feel isolated and disconnected. The warmongers slash out in anger but they have to hear that there is another way.

Thank you both.

Molie in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

I'm only 15, but I sometimes think that our world is already lost, since no voices seem to be heard. Thank you peaceman and hopeman for teaching me that there is hope - I truly believe that one day this war will end.

Elrig Ciles said...

Nice to discover this blog. I've been traveling between Israel and Gaza and never heard of you guys. Found out while in the US. Sanity is a minority voice these days and you're part of that voice. Mazel Tov and Mabrouk! Hope the best for you and will check this page regularly. Will have to create a link from my page as well.
Shalom - Salaam - Pax / an active verb.

Aristarkhos said...

Hi,
I do not actively visit your blog even though I have added a link to it on my blog...I hope you have not posted in a while because you are on preparing for your journey out of Gaza to pursue further studies. :)

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Manu said...

Where are you? Where is Hope Man? Keep going with this blog...

God bless you all. Whoever God is.

Music For Gaza said...

Thank you for this blog. Did you know the documentary, Gaza-Sderot, Life In Spite Of Everything is nominated for an Emmy?

http://gaza-sderot.arte.tv/

Sorry if it is mentioned on this weblog, haven't scrolled back long enough yet to read it all, just enthusiastic to find this blog :-)

We're organizing music events Music for Gaza, but also plan to create a project involving Palestinian and Israeli children (Gaza-Sderot)

http://www.musicforgaza.net

Will link to this blog!

Cheers,

Gina

Design said...

I hope you get out of there safe and sound.

Ravi Srivastava said...

keep on lit of the lamp of expectations friends...

Stephanie said...

Sad that it's been over a month since the last post. Hope things are ok...

arial said...

i hope for you

Anonymous said...

hello again,

just writing from London to send you both and your communities very heart-felt best wishes. This blog is inspiring and heartening. I wish you all life filled with possibilies and calm.

Lisa in Chicago said...

Dear Peace Man and Hope Man,

No writings since March. I assume Hope Man is fine. What about Peace Man? The reports about the conditions in Gaza are not good: widespread malnutrition, lack of medical care, 8-12 hours of blackouts each day. Please write!