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I have always maintained that peace will one day come to this region… not from government ‘talks’ and back room deals…. but from the people themselves.

Last night a huge step forward to that day took place when a leader of West Bank settlers, Rabbi Froman spoke with a dear friend of mine Khalid Amayreh, a Palestinian journalist closely associated with Hamas. Khaled’s reports appear on this blog almost every day of the week, his views are well known to my readers.

The following is from report in HaAretz….

Rabbi Menachem Froman of the West Bank settlement of Tekoa has for years been involved in interfaith dialogue toward Israeli-Palestinian peace.

After a series of interfaith meetings, Rabbi Froman and Hamas-allied friend Khaled Amayreh succeeded in drafting a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

The two submitted the document, which covers the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, to the cabinet and to the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip.

According to them, Hamas leaders have agreed to the deal’s terms, but Israel has rejected them.

Did you catch the last line of that report? Hamas leaders have agreed to the deal’s terms, but Israel has rejected them.

WHY??? Is Peace not in the self interest of Israel?

Watch the video that is featured in THIS link, listen to the sincerity of these two fine men…. Let it be known that the people of Israel and Palestine want Peace…. let it be known that the government of Israel is preventing that from becoming a reality.


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  2. j.c. said,

    February 16, 2008 at 21:16

    STOP the WALL

    Real Peace can only be reached when iSRAEL STOPs its occupation of Palestinian land, ENDs its seige of Gaza,

    and STOPs the Apartheid wall.

  3. C.E. said,

    February 18, 2008 at 08:59

    Zionist Jews! Stop being the people the world most regrets ever helping!

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