ISRAEL LOVES PALESTINE
ISRAEL LOVES PALESTINE
It was about a year ago that I started to manage “Israel loves Palestine”. I knew all about “Israel loves Iran” page and I loved the concept, and then I found the “Palestine loves Israel” page and I wondered if “Israel loves Palestine” existed.
The page existed but it was not so active, so I contacted the Administrator that was a Jewish-American, and he told me that he was waiting for an Israeli to come and take the page from him because it should be managed by an Israeli – and so I did.
For one year I am managing “Israel loves Palestine”, during the war with Gaza, during the occupation in the west Bank, during the hate actions from both sides. I am trying as much as I can to combine the reality with creating a new reality, how to use the existing sad facts about our lives in order to change minds. In the past 5 years I have been practicing yoga and meditation, and those tools guide me in my work, and help me to speak in a common language for all: love and understanding.
I must say that with the time there are more and more positive reactions from Israelis and Palestinians on this page and less and less hate.
As I see it , each and every one of us is a part of the whole, and what I am doing is what any one can do: throw a stone into the water in order to create waves.
I was born in Cairo, Egypt.
My mum is from the Philippines and my dad from Ghana.
I’m an Israeli
At the age 6, we moved to Israel. we lived in Jaffa, surrounded by Jews, Arabs and other international kids from my school.
In 2006, for just one month, the ministry of interior set a law: All kids that came before the age of 10 and were living in Israel for over 10 years, could get a citizenship.
I was a perfect match!
After years of living in fear, hiding from everyone, i could finally SETTLE DOWN, walk the streets with confidence, create myself a real home.
–Cynthia, 26, TelAviv
PEACE starts with the people, one person at a time. Today it’s easier than ever to connect and reach out to one another. We can talk, we can meet, and we can start a new friendship without even leaving our homes just by the click of a button. One new person, One new connection. Peace is when we see and treat each other as people. All we have to do is talk.
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