Jews, Palestinians in Dialogue
Monday, 26 June 2006
Last month -- May, 2006 -- was the
story of former adversaries, Palestinian Nader Elbanna and Jewish Miko Peled, who met several years ago in a San Diego Dialogue --
The once-enemies became partners, sparking a bold, creative project that raised $84,000 to buy 1,000 wheelchairs for Holy Land Palestinians and Israelis, equally, described at:
Elbanna, Peled, and their colleagues are already eyeing their possible next recipient, Hand in Hands Schools -- http://handinhandk12.org/ -- who educate Arab and Jewish students in the same classrooms, teaching them one another's languages, always equally.
These two men illustrate what powerful social outcomes can emerge from successful Sustained Dialogue.
From citizens who grow together to want the best for the "other," and just for oneself.
This week of June, 2006, Voice of
Read and listen about Jews and Palestinians who engage -- not disengage -- to change fear and resistance to creativity, as did Miko and Nader.
Take heart in the dozens of other outreach endeavors that have emerged from this Dialogue:
Reach out and help, even fund, these activities that are healing and life-giving.
Each of us can make a very big difference.