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Palo Alto Weekly

News - January 9, 2009

Finding world peace in the living room

Local Jews, Palestinians have been learning from each other for 16 years

by Sue Dremann

Even as students at Stanford University protest the violence in Gaza today, 30 Palestinians and Jews from throughout the Peninsula have been taking a different approach to Middle East relations — learning each other's stories.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be e-mailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

Comments

Posted by Karen Harwell, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 12, 2009 at 12:42 am

In reading "Finding world peace in the living room"about the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Groups, I appreciate this story reminding all of us that once we have heard another's story, there is no way our heart cannot take them in — all the judgment, dislike, resistance — diminish as we see one another in new light. Thank you for the hopeful story.


Posted by registered user, Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm

"Damn the Jews; damn them,"
There is a word for Jews not offended by that statement - ashes and smoke.


Posted by registered user, Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm

In a concentration camp you are fenced in. The Gazans are fenced out of Israel. If anyone fences them in it is Egypt. Exclusion seems their fate since they were thrown out of their native Jordan without a quiver from their Muslim brothers. Such a pity that the only ones who treat Palestinians like humans are Israeli.


Posted by Marvin, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 12, 2009 at 2:39 pm

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