Peace starts from 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, by the click of a button.
One new person, One new connection
Peace is when we see each other as people. All we have to do is talk
Make a friend on Facebook with anyone from “the other side”, from “over there” from “the enemy”. Talk to him/her every once in a while, comment on a picture, share a post…the rest will just happen
PEACE, it’s easy
PEACE, it’s quick
PEACE, it’s… viral
They advertise war.
We advertise for PEACE
They try to make us afraid.
War is our curse. Fear rules the region.
With fear and war come poverty, racism, and fundamentalism.
Sadly, many Israelis have lost faith in peace, after years of war and conflict. They are mainly occupied with economic issues.
But peace still needs to be the center of the debate. Peace is the key to most of our problems in Israel and in the region.
The rhetoric needs to change. We need to be talking about making peace with our neighbors, to raise our voices and say: ” Yes, we believe in peace and it has to be the priority of the next government! The times have changed. Our neighbors are not our enemies; they are our partners for peace. Let’s talk to them, let them be our “friends,” let’s hear their voices raised for peace.”
And The Peace Factory will show the way. Because we are hearing those voices coming from the people of the Middle East saying they are ready for PEACE.
There is a new generation in Israel and in the entire Middle East, and it is up to us to break the cycle to prove that there is another path, a better future. Peace. ♡.
The Peace Factory has been working to show the world that the people of Israel and Iran don’t want war and can be friends. And it is happening. The community is huge now. Those two people are saying together since March, “We are not enemies. We don’t want war. We are not ready to die in your war. We Love each other.”
We want to deliver this message to the Israeli People during the campaign. We need to show them what we are hearing and seeing for nine months now on our Facebook page people from the Middle East saying “we love you” to the Israeli People.
And not just the people of Iran. This message has reached hundreds of thousands of citizens from many other countries: Turkish, Syrians, Lebanese and yes also Palestinians…
We have to show their faces to Israel, to deliver their message of peace, to let them know that the other side is ready for peace, watching them vote, hoping that they vote for peace.
We have to make the people of the Middle East believe again in peace, breaking down their fear.
Then the excuse of the “not ready for peace” neighbors will not work anymore.
We have the privilege of living in a democracy.This time, we must ask ourselves: what if the other side is ready for peace? If finally what they want is what we want too: living a peaceful daily life with our families, being able to provide good education for our kids, being able to pay the bills each month, to go to work, to buy food…..
After all we’ve been through, we ended up living in Thawra Baghdad, a government housing project from the 50s that has grown to become a city within a city, where people live together in tight confines, almost on top of each other.
As a multimedia artist i find comfort knowing that from Thawra came some of the finest poets, thinkers, football players and visual artists.
Once, i took a taxi from Thawra to visit my childhood city of Mahmoodiya, a stone throw away from the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon. As asphalt road ended, there set my city: neglected with different street names, yet bearing all my memories. I thought of what I’ve lost and what I’ve gained, what is broken beyond repair and what can be redeemed.
–Ali, 21 BAGHDAD
PEACE it’s VIRAL
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.