TO:   Arab, Jewish, and supportive others interested in the public peace process
WHAT:   Request for help to master Webcam use for building relationships

     Using Web cameras -- slow motion Internet TV with sound -- is a leap in the quality of worldwide communication. 
     It appears to be the next, wonderful step for better listening and almost-face-to-face relationships.
     Internet e-mail has accelerated the Jewish-Palestinian public peace process.  It is resulting in more and more on-the ground meetings and cooperation. 
     In addition, Web sites have been useful for interested women and men, including students, to discover helpful information and one another.
     Yesterday we installed a Web camera with built-in microphone in our computer.  Right away, we spoke with and saw a newspaper person at the southern tip of India who wanted to receive opinion editorials in his newspaper.  Then we met an Orthodox Sephardic Jewish student in Boston who, after our voice conversation, became increasingly interested in the idea of dialogue where she lives. 
     Our Logitech QuickCam Pro 300 camera with built-in microphone and software cost less than $100.  There are less-costly models.  We have begun communicating via Yahoo! Messenger, whose software was included with the camera, and which can be download free from  It is rather easy to use.
     We'd like to hear from you if:
          1. you already use Web camera communication, and have ideas. 
          2. you begin using it, and wish to stay in touch.
          3. you know Palestinians or Jews -- especially youth -- who are already using Webcams or might be interested.

We are beginners.  Your help would be appreciated.

Yours,      Libby and Len

                                   Libby and Len Traubman
                  1448 Cedarwood Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
                  Phone: 650-574-8303        Fax: 650-573-1217
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