Thursday, November 23, 2006

A glimmer of hope in the Middle East...

Given the apparent bigotry and hatred on both sides, it's easy to give in to despair on the Israel/Palestine issue. For a change, here's some encouraging news.

I especially like this;

"OneVoice says it is different from other peace organisations because it has offices on the ground working in both communities. More than 1,800 people have been through the leadership training and a quarter of a million have signed up to their mandate. The plan is to turn it into a mass civil movement. But can talking change anything? "If we stopped working on this, then nothing will change," says Awwad. "If I know that 2% of the Israeli population is with me, I will want to make it 5% or 50%. Give me viable land and I have no problem accepting a stae of Israel living next to me." OneVoice did a poll, and 76% of Palestinians and Israelis said the same".


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