At a Time
I don’t reject the idea of an arranged marriage.
It’s different these days. You can take time to get to know one another, and if it doesn’t work out, it’s fine. My family has already received the names of potential husbands for me, but at the moment I’m focusing on my studies. School is almost over, I’m 24 years old and soon I will run out of excuses.
–Nawal ,24, Ramla
In Syria, military service is mandatory.
I was very unlucky and was drafted into the worst unit.
Words can’t describe how difficult my service was. Our commanders often punished us for no reason. They would wake us up at 2:00AM, throw water on us, and leave us naked, even during the coldest nights of winter. But I was also lucky that I was part of the last group of soldiers to be released from duty since. I served for only 2 years.
The best day of my life was the day I was released from the army.
I felt as if I had been reborn, like I was walking on air.
“I studied art. At that time i was going through some difficult times.
My girlfriend of many years left me with no explanation.
I tried to use Art to express my anger, my loneliness, but my teachers were too conservative.
They thought it was an inappropriate to talk about my feeling for a woman.
They tried to make me paint birds and flowers.
so i left.
That was 10 years ago.
Today i’m in a Metal Band.
This year i am leaving Iran…” .
Iranians in TELAVIV
For 3 weeks, 70 buses in the Tel-Aviv area were carrying posters with the faces of 12 Iranians & Israelis, all saying the same message. we were targeting the people on the streets, those …more
the simplest way to make peace…make people connect on facebook.
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With the Israel-loves-Iran movement, a communication line in the middle east was opening
Quickly, other pages appeared, taking the idea and pushing it forward. One of them was …
I read somewhere a clever advice:
Fake it until you Make it.
That’s exactly what we have been doing for the past 3 years …
PF on the road
Watch the TED talk and see where we have presented the PeaceFactory so farmore
Israel Loves Iran
MARCH 14, 2012 One evening, as the governments of Israel and Iran renewed their calls to war, 41 year old Ronny Edry and his wife Michal Tamir, graphic designers and teachers living in Tel Aviv, uploaded …more
Once you see your enemy as a human being similar to yourself, being expressing his love and understand he doesn’t hate you as years of propaganda succeed to make you believe, you can never go back to blind hate, then you can start to know each other
and you will be ready for peace
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Can Designers bring Peace?
Israelis, Palestinians,Jews, Arabs…whatever…
We met over a weekend for A BIG brain storming session
CMD/SHIFT/PEACE #1 A 2 day workshop
FACTS & Numbers
The Peace Factory’s work is dedicated to connecting people through social media. The Peace factory includes a large group of facbook pages pushing the same message, making peace viral since we started …