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Living Room Dialogue Group
of San Mateo County

November 18, 2003

The Honorable Colin Powell
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20500
      Fax: 202-261-8577

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The Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San Mateo, California has been meeting monthly — 139 meetings for over 11 years — in order to discover and model peaceful coexistence between Palestinians and Jews.

We deeply appreciate your letter of support for The Geneva Accord of Yossi Beilin and Yasser Abed Rabbo. It is consistent with The Roadmap, and adds details to the popular Nusseibeh-Ayalon Statement of Principles, another example of needed citizen creativity. Also the work of OneVoice will continue to include even more Palestinian and Israeli citizens in a feedback process that will reveal what the people truly desire and consent to.

These creative proposals are beyond “taking sides.” They have shared principles required for success:

      · A new quality of listening to both peoples.
      · Wanting the best for both peoples, equally.

We deeply appreciate your dedication and search for a way that truly serves both peoples. Any assistance we can provide will be at your disposal.

Sincerely yours,

Elias Botto, Fanny Botto, Steve Brown, Adele Bueno, Afaf Dudum, Carl Estersohn. Eric Gattmann, Hilde Gattmann, Nijmeh Hadeed, Kay Hays, Walter Hays, Dina Helweh, Adil Jadallah, MD, Sandra Kahn, DDS, Maida Kasle, Sheila Kay, Carol Kittermaster, Carl Landman, Doris Landman, David Leventhal, Nazih Malak, Arnon Moscona, Grace Nazzal, Jirries Nazzal, Linda Ravid, Shlomi Ravid, Adham Salem, Nahida Salem, Jerry Sarnat, MD, Basem Totah, Maha Totah, Lionel Traubman, Libby Traubman, Miriam Zimmerman, Ed.D., Henriette Zarour

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