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Despair and fear are the enemies of peace, write Saliba Sarsar (left),a Palestinian American, and Yehezkel Landau, an Israeli American.
Jerusalem is a city with many layers: the Roman occupation, the Christian Crusades, the Arab Caliphates, the Ottoman Empire and the British mandate.
She had come to the BBFP programme to condemn the Israelis for killing her father.
Frédéric Chavanne reports on a meeting of people from one of Africa’s most turbulent regions.
The Open House centre for Jewish-Arab reconciliation in Ramle, Israel, was established 10 years ago to help heal the deep emotional wounds and distrust among Jews and Arabs. The house was originally the home of a Palestianian family, then of a Jewish family, but it now brings Jewish and Arab children and their parents together to help them understand one another.
Peter Everington returns often to 'The Testing of Hearts', a book written amid the tensions of the Holy Land.
For 45 years, a succession of mayors promised to develop Ramle's Palestinian neighbourhoods on the 'periphery of the periphery' of the town. 'Nobody did anything,' says Michail Fanous, a Palestinian educator, for years one of only two Arabs on the 19-member Council. Schools were so crowded that homes had to be used as classrooms. Roads were pot-holed.
An international group, with experience of facilitating change in their societies, spent a week in April in Israel and Palestine, at the invitation of people who had participated in MRA conferences in Caux, Switzerland.
Peace activists, especially when motivated by religious or moral convictions, must speak to our emotions - especially fear, anger and grief.