August 2011 Archives

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Note:   Now and then one hears it said that the UN is “anti-Semitic”.  Who’s saying that?  Abraham H. Foxman and who else?  Please see my highlights below.   Peace, Roy

The Monthly Humanitarian Monitor | June 2011

More people displaced in West Bank in first half of 2011 than in any other year since 2006. The Israeli HCJ reject petitions by Palestinians for the lifting of the severe access restrictions imposed on the centre of Hebron City. Despite increases in Israeli-approved construction projects in Gaza, these address a minority of identified needs. Movement of people in and out of Gaza remains severely limited; only 400-450 people per day going through at Rafah Crossing. Medical supply shortage in Gaza Strip: 28 percent of the essential drug list and 21 percent medical disposables are out of stock.

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The Rev. Roy Hayes
Priest-at-Large in Cyberspace
(Episcopal)
Mideast Peace = Peace of Jerusalem = World Peace

 

Peers,

My Allies on AOL and I are calling for Christians and Muslims to stand in solidarity on the Holy Land issues and call for Jews to SHARE JERUSALEM.  It’s a simple matter of calling for justice.  Peers, have you noticed?  Every time we find the word “righteousness” in the Bible, we’re getting a reference to justice.  For the word “righteousness” is a synonym for the word “justice”.  Islam, the faith, insists on justice.  The word “Jihad” literally means “effort”.  Jihad, rightly understood, is the struggle for justice which makes peace possible.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a contemporary Christian leader, teaches:  “Let us work for justice.  Reconciliation and peace will follow soon enough.”  Bishop T is right.  Let us work together. Peers, please take another look at The Official Website of A Common Word.  Study the details at that site very, very carefully.  Tell your friends about it, because a great deal depends on the general public being purged of our  prejudices towards Arabs.  Beware The Swarm.  Many Christians are Arabs.  The majority of Arabs are Muslims, but regardless of the numbers, bigotry …. whether conscious or unconscious … does not facilitate the peace process.  Neither does fear, whether real, imagined or exaggerated.  Neither do mis-representations. If Jesus and Mohammed had been contemporaries, they would have been friends and allies.  It’s their followers … ordinary folks like you and me … who sometimes foul things up.  There’s a postscript. Peace, Roy+

P.S.   As we Christians make our rightful claim to Jerusalem, we acknowledge that Muslims and Jews also have rightful claims to Jerusalem from their perspectives.  It is useless to quarrel about sovereignty in the Holy City.  Sovereignty in Jerusalem belongs to God alone, and God is ONE.  Jerusalem is truly an international city and must be SHARED.  Amen

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Peer, we’re invited – White House, New York, and London

Peace, Roy


White House – New York – London

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Dear Friends,
We would like to invite you to join our demonstrations in front of the White House on September 10th and in front of the United Nations building in New York on September 15th. The purpose of these demonstrations is to declare opposition to US aid to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

American tax dollars go toward supporting an illegal and humiliating occupation of Palestinian land; the construction of illegal settlements; the annexation of Palestinian farmland; the purchase of weapons and arms used in night raids and military strikes. Right now your money finds its way to this part of the world where children and innocent civilians are killed, injured, and made to suffer. It also empowers the Israeli government to further ignore international law and perpetuate its intransigence.
These demonstrations in September will tell the US government to stop supporting this occupation and stand up for justice and freedom in Palestine.

The popular comittees-Palestine asks all those who support peace and justice in Palestine to organise demonstrations in September 10 outside the US embassies of their countries calling for the end of US aid to Israel. Demonstrations are already planned in front of the White House on September 10th and in front of the United Nations bu…ilding in New York on September 15th, but to be successful we need to globalise the resistance.
American tax dollars go toward supporting an illegal and humiliating occupation of Palestinian land; the construction of illegal settlements; the annexation of Palestinian farmland; the purchase of weapons and arms used in night raids and military strikes. Right now American money finds its way to this part of the world where children and innocent civilians are killed, injured, and made to suffer. It also empowers the Israeli government to further ignore international law and perpetuate its intransigence.
These demonstrations in September will tell the US government to stop supporting this occupation and stand up for justice and freedom in Palestine, lets spread them far and wide accross the planet.
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Peers,

My Allies on AOL and I have discussed this video at length … Valley of Peace (03:41) … and we have reached a consensus.  Somebody has had a very good idea.  It doesn’t matter who thought up the idea originally, it’s a good one.  However, let us proceed with caution.

The name of Israel’s President Shimon Peres is closely connected with the proposal.   Do a bit of googling on the Internet, and see for yourself.  Now Peres is a man whom I, personally, do not trust.  Does Israel’s President expect to make a few million dollars off the project?  My Allies and I would disapprove if that were the case.  Nevertheless, we’ve got a good idea to work with.  The possibility of building a Valley of Peace in the Holyland is an encouraging prospect to explore.

If International Bankers were to invest in the project without planning to make a monetary profit … and if the Kings and Presidents of the oil rich countries were to invest with a truly Islamic attitude … and if nobody was allowed to get greedy about who’ll own the shops, who’ll control the tourist trade and things like that ….. then my Allies and I will support the project with every key on our boards.  What do some of you think?  Please watch the video again: Valley of Peace (03:41).  Does anybody have a better idea?  The paper trail is intact.

Peace,
Roy