Palestinian Nonviolence

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Creating Connection with Rituals at the NVC Training at Eco ME

January 14, 2012 Report # 3 from Roberta Wall, Steps2peace, on the NVC Training at Eco ME near the Dead sea. I felt some of the deepest experiences of connection at the NVC training with Palestinians and Israelis in the rituals we created together. On the first morning together, Tarek, a trainer from Washington DC, … Continue reading

A morning in the desert

January 5, 2012 Hello from the desert between Israel and Jordan. We are 7 days into our training in Nonviolent Communication for Israelis, Palestinians and internationals. This morning I saw Palestinians and Israelis beating the desert sand out of the rugs we sit on during our workshops and meals. I saw Bedouins, Israelis, Palestinians, and … Continue reading

Are you for Israel or Palestine?

Dear Friends, I almost feel too overwhelmed by some of what I have seen and observed this week to write about it.  And, as I have said before, I want my words to water the seeds of peace and understanding in everyone who reads them.  I’m not feeling confident about this because I realize that … Continue reading

The Wall is Everything, by Eve Marko

From Roberta: Dear Friends, This excerpt ( below)  from a talk by Israeli-born Zen teacher Eve Marko really touched me. I too felt  startled, confused, upset  and disturbed when I saw the zig zag of the Wall, especially around my friend Claire’s house in Bethlehem. Generations of Claire’s family have lived in the house and … Continue reading

Chanting, witnessing and eating in Jerusalem

Uh oh- so far my story is more like Eat, Walk, Pray….. Tu B’shevat-the New Year of the Trees Full moons in Jerusalem often mean holidays. This month, the month of Shevat- the month of stuffing,I learned from the Carlebach women teachers-  the full moon is the New Years of the Trees (http://www.aish.com/h/15sh/ho/48965616.html.   ( hi … Continue reading