The Livingston Cty Daily Press & Argus in Howell, MI printed my letter today, July 9th, 2009. I appreciate that they did so. Almost every person that I've talked with in my circle had not heard about this incident that happened on June 30th, 2009. Mairead Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, said that the Irish did not achieve peace thru the government but that it was the grassroots people who started talking to one another. She said it started in the prisons, people to people.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009, I participated in a teleconference with two members of Combatants for Peace, one an Israeli and one a Palestinian. Their website: www.combatantsforpeace.org where they say:
We are a group of Israeli and Palestinian individuals who were actively involved in the cycle of violence in our area. The Israelis served as combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinians were involved in acts of violence in the name of Palestinian liberation. We all used weapons against one another, and looked at each other only through weapon sights; however today we cooperate and commit ourselves to the following:
We no longer believe that the conflict can be resolved through violence
We believe that the blood bath will not end unless we act together to terminate the occupation and stop all forms of violence.
We call for the establishment of a Palestinian State, alongside the State of Israel. The two states can exist in peace and security one by the other.
We will use only non violent means to achieve our goals and call for both societies to end violence.
Three ThingsCannot be long hidden The Sun The Moon and The Truth --Buddha
Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 11:39:57 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada EasternSubject: Nightly News with Vincent Browne - TV3
Interview on Irish TV!
1976 Irish Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mairead Maguire interviewed after being deported from Israeli Jail-arrived home in Ireland!http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=nightlynewswithvincentbrowne&tv3_preview=&video=11055