Feed of Hope

In this section you will find some reading suggestions, inspirational quotes and interesting videos as well as various news. Like our friend Avner Wishnitzer told us, “ Hope is like a candle, the current situation like a hurricane, we must do everything we can to keep the flame alive.”.

 

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Raz Kones – Roots Youth Group co-director

Raz Kones – Roots Youth Group co-director

In recent weeks we have been witness to a growing trend of violence on the part of our young people towards Palestinians. Incidents include rock throwing at Palestinian cars on the road and at private homes, incursions to villages and into homes. These acts of...

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Shedding light, spreading hope !

Shedding light, spreading hope !

We have officially launched our newest project in partnership with The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) and Pendulum. MID EAST STORYTELLERS is an online festival that showcases inspiring Palestinian and Israeli activists and their stories. This year’s theme...

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Ali Abu Awwad – Founder of Taghyeer

Ali Abu Awwad – Founder of Taghyeer

“Non-violence is the art of  practicing your humanity."  “Non-violence, for me, is the art of being a being human. It’s the celebration of my existence.” “Your humanity is my weapon” “When violence is put aside, dialogue becomes possible. We don’t have to agree in a...

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Sami Awad – Founder of Holy Land Trust

Sami Awad – Founder of Holy Land Trust

“We negotiate peace out of fear, we resist out of fear. Fear is what motivates and if we are not able to bring about healing, there can never be any peace for the future." “Peacemaking is not about making a political commitment, it’s a commitment to a deep healing of...

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Khaled Abu Awwad – Co-Director of Roots

Khaled Abu Awwad – Co-Director of Roots

“To anyone who says that it is only by war or by force or by eradicating the other side that rights can be won or dreams achieved, I say, 'That is not so.' For one side cannot eradicate the other. We cannot kill their dreams and they are unable to kill ours. We must...

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Our recent gourmet discovery

Our recent gourmet discovery

12.10.2020 - She is Palestinian, he is Israeli - Raya and Uzi are behind la Galette de l'Orient in Plainpalais - rue du Vélodrome ! One of the best Middle Eastern food in Geneva ! They have been running their take-away food business for years ! How come I didn't know...

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Nelson Mandela

"If you want to make peace with your ennemy, you have to work with your ennemy. Then he becomes your partner." Nelson Mandela

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Our recent book discovery

Our recent book discovery

28.08.2020 - Received in the mailbox this morning: the novel "Apeirogon" by Colum Mc Cann, based on the stories of Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin. So grateful to Yuval Rahamim and Osama Abu Ayash and other members of פורום המשפחות השכולות Parents Circle Families Forum...

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Orna Raz – Member of Women Wage Peace

“It was very interesting for me to meet religious women who live in towns and settlement across the green line and to learn that they too are working toward peace and are eager to get to know their Palestinian neighbours.“One of the women told us directly that she...

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This Land is Mine

This Land is Mine

This short movie made by Nina Paley is a brief illustration of the history of Israel / Palestine / Caanaan and the Levant. Music: The Exodus Song/This Land is Mine melody by Ernest Gold, lyrics by Pat Boone, sung by Andy Williams. Jazz instrumental (over end credits)...

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