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Truly, a very noble cause you have chosen here, that makes me proud that you dare to step up and speak with words and art, instead of bullets. Yet... I am from the west, and, if I may quote from your article: "The West and the whole world are at fault here not the Palestinian people or the resistance movements"
I do beg your pardon? You blame me? DA is started by the Americans = also from the "evil" west, and you blame so many others? I shall pretend I have not read that insult, and the other insults directed at the unholy evil west. But enough about my western "unimportant" feelings. If you wish to reach more people, and gain the hearts of the west, it might be wise not to insult the west anymore.
But you are partially right: the people are not to blame. On both sides there are tremendous sufferings.
Resistance movements and the army however, are to blame. They are the ones who wave the guns around. They are the ones who choose to shoot and bomb innocents on both sides of the fence.
Over centuries, it’s proven that war does not work. And of course: art is a great way to spread the word of peace without hatred. (so if you get rid of "I'm not to blame, you are blahblahblah" you will have my support, and probably support from so many others, since you will gain so much more)
There are so many Israel-Palestine peace projects. Why not learn from that and take it a step further? Not this anti-zionistic stuff. We've been through that, and unfortunately, it didn't work.
Why continue to use a trail that brings you no result? It's a useless trail and should be discarded. And sometimes, it's for the best to try something you haven't tried at all, or are disgusted by. Reach out, and shake an Israeli's hand. That person will be no more different from you than you from that person. Compassion and understanding are the key stones, I believe. [link]
is what I'm talking about. Get rid of the hatred blahblah and who knows, your campaign might be added to the list?
I don't know what you've been through and I feel horrid about the fact you had to go through all that and there was seemingly no one out there who cared about you or your family. Let me be one person who cares, and please, do believe me when I say that I'm sorry you had to endure all that. You shouldn't have endured all that, you shouldn't have felt all that pain and sorrow. You don't deserve it, your, family, friends and neighbours don't deserve it and guess what: the people on the other side of that fence don't deserve it either. Let's face it: no one deserves it.
I hope you will understand one day, for do you wish the kids of this generation, and upcoming generations, go through the very same thing you've been through? Would you wish for your sons and daughters to grow up in a war torn land?
The best way to end this, is to lay down all weapons, reach out and say: "no more. We will end it today. No more fighting, no more bloodshed, no more pain and sorrow. Today, we will be neighbours, tomorrow we will be friends and the day after, brothers and sisters."
The basic civil rights for children, but also adults, include to live in a world of peace. I have the fortune to live in such a world, yet my heart breaks to see so many people in pain and suffering. There's little I can do, than to preach love and understanding.
As you try to teach me about the Palestine-Israeli conflict, I try to teach you about how this "evil" young lady from the west thinks about what could be a second step to peace and understanding. The first has already been made with the Palestine-Israeli projects (see the link in this comment)
We all have our ways, though I pray to the heavens above that one day, I can celebrate Ramadam with you in the mosque and celebrate a Christmas mass with you in a Synagogue.
After all, whether we are Palestine, Israeli, Dutch, Russian, France or American: we are one people.
Peace, love, justice, understanding and compassion to everyone, on both sides of the fence!