What affect would it have if hundreds, maybe thousands, of individual stories from Palestinians and Israelis who have been impacted by war (using ID#s for security) could be listed on a website, enabling Palestinians to personally send a note of caring and compassion to an Israeli and vs---Israelis could send notes in return? PLUS afford every single peace-promoting person in the English speaking world to be able to add their messages of encouragement and maybe small, homemade gifts.
Wouldn't that help to create an atmosphere of peace at the most basic level?
To make it happen, we could use existing infrastructures:
1. One or more organizations whose members already talk to Palestinians and Israelis. By adding specific questions to their conversations, with their permission, those interviews can then be posted on the website.
2. Translators to translate the stories and responses from the website.
3. One or more organizations who already distribute to the communities, could receive, sort and distribute messages and maybe gifts (hopefully).
4. International media - which shouldn't be too hard to get.
For the last 7 years my husband and I have managed a similar website---except it's for the homeless: www.homelesspartners.com
. This peace project uses the same template but the same mechanism for exchanging messages of caring. The result, we hope and pray will be an environment that is conducive to peace.
Please expound, make suggestions or criticisms on any aspect. At this point it is in the gleam in our eye stage.
Grateful, Jennie and Daniel Keeran