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The Hijacking of the Road to Hope and getting the News First at Facebook

Background on the Road to Hope follows this Facebook message received 11 November as I was sipping my first cup of coffee of the morning: AN AID worker has smuggled a desperate message to the Guardian after he and five other British citizens were kidnapped in Libya. In a text sent this morning, Tauqir Sharif, […]

Palestinians Must Establish Parity With Israelis

When my children were young, I wanted to instill in them the art of negotiating. I used what I call a “fixed deescalating incentive” lesson. For example, when my son wanted money I offered him $10 to cut the lawn. He would skillfully counter that he would do the chore for $20. When I would […]

Together Seeing Morality in Prosperity or Consequences

The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is not about us and them, peace and security, land and water or even about religious rights; it is about morality versus injustice. Unfortunately, the Palestinians have allowed Israelis to define the conflict in those terms which benefit Israel. Consequently, Israelis have made a spectacle of the peace process that never ends […]

Remember Remember the 5th of November and the 12th of December

Remember Remember the 12th of December: Message to Iran, US and Israel “Remember remember the 5th of November. I suddenly had this feeling that everything is connected. Perfectly laid out in front of me and we are all a part of it and trapped by it. IDEAS are bulletproof.”—V for Vendetta VERY CONNECTED: All Things […]

Iran, Pulling Teeth and Wrestling with the Violence Within

“All things must pass, all things must pass away. Sunset doesn’t last all evening. A mind can blow those clouds away. Now the darkness only stays the nighttime; in the morning it will fade away. It’s not always going to be this grey; all things must pass, all things must pass away.”-George Harrison All Things […]

Iran, Pulling Teeth and Wrestling with the Violence Within

After months of preparation for my 5th of November 2010, trip to Iran with FOR: Fellowship of Reconciliation, I learned this morning I need a ‘special’ visa to meet with Media and I erupted-lost my temper with one of the coordinators. Only a few hours prior, I published on my site: Because I am married […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM KEN O’KEEFE and More

The Road to Hope humanitarian aid convoy continues its role in the international community’s collective mission to break the illegal siege of Gaza and deliver desperately needed aid to the people of Palestine in Gaza.The convoy comprises 30 vehicles and 101 humanitarian aid workers.Among them are 8 survivors of the Israeli attack on the Freedom […]

An IDEA Before It’s Time But There’s Something in the Air!

An IDEA Before It’s Time But There’s Something in the Air!

Something In The Air (Dylan & Petty) Call out the AGITATOR Because there’s something in the air We have got to get together sooner or later Because the revolutions here And you know its right And you know that its right We have got to get it together We have got to get it together […]

Lovers and Friends Speak to Israel

On 28 October 2010, Dov Weisglass, wrote for Ynetnews, “Thomas Friedman is one the world’s foremost journalists and a New York Times columnist. Last week, he published an unusually harsh critique of the Israeli government over its policy on the Palestinian issue. Among other things, he likened Israel to a “spoiled child.” One NYT reader […]

Arab/Islamic World unknowingly funding attacks against Obama and Arabs

Is it unknowing and unintentional, or is it just the typical kind of stupidity we have come to expect from the Arab and Islamic World governments and businesses? Regardless, the Arab and Islamic Worlds are undermining President Barack Obama and the Democratic agenda in the American elections, and undermining the process to bring peace to […]

Soul Searching Leads to Peace

In several articles I have written about the feeling of Israeli superiority over the Palestinians. I mentioned that I believe that this feeling of superiority complicates or thwarts attempts at a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. In my discussions on various internet forums with people about this subject, I have realized that I have […]