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The political fringe loves the “other” political fringe,
The one they are fighting,
Because the more “fringy” the other becomes,
The stronger it makes each fringe,
The more each fringe becomes the center,
And from there to complete war,
Which is the only space they feel safe,
A world clearly divided into us and them,
with a clear purpose,
To fight.
Only solidarity defeats this.
The more solidarity the more the fringes are defeated,
The less solidarity the more they win the mainstream.
But solidarity requires real values clarification,
Real compromises in the search of common values,
Which takes leadership and courage from the few
Who can lead the frightened and confused many.…

Our Biggest Problem Today: Democratic Lemmings

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One of the greatest strategic thinkers from the right in Israel speaks his mind. He reflects the majority of the thinking of the military and intelligence upper echelons. But our biggest problem today is democratic lemmings…those who march obediently over cliffs of self-destruction created by demagogues.

See full article here.…

Short Film with a Long History

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I have been haunted by this short film for days. For those who do not know it is about Rainer Rainer Höß, grandson of the commandant of Auschwitz who murdered over 15 thousand human beings a day, at least one million, while raising his children in the camp. Anyone who wants to understand conflict analysis, reconciliation, and who lives with the shadows of Jewish life, should see this. I cannot stop thinking about this. I lost it 2/3 of way in. See it to the end.

Watch video here.…

Time for Nonviolent Reformation

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Oh, yes, the answer to ISIS barbarity of burning someone to death, is definitely crucifixion. Al Azhar University, under Sisi is making great strides toward restoring decency to Middle Eastern civilization, don’t you think? The decent people of the Middle East have been completely silenced by certain tyrannical regimes on all sides. It is really time for a nonviolent reformation. The Arab Spring was too dramatic and too sudden. This is going to require a secular/religious coalition to restore the best values of a civilization that is being strangled.

See full article here.…

Get Off Oil…Fast.

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By the way this group, whose financial and professional origins came from both secular and religious dictatorships of the middle east and Gulf, is simply taking one step further the complete dehumanization and sale of girls that was going on with others , the Baathists in Syria had already done in this with Iraqi refugee girls and Gulf clients and Gulf complicity, now Syrian girls with Gulf clients and now Isis just increases the horror. The horror looks religious on the surface but this is just mass criminality that will reign until there is a middle eastern reformation that will require secular and Religous people to join hands , and the major non middle eastern powers to stop supporting disgusting leaders and start supporting the better ones, and there are better ones. And for that to occur the world needs to get the hell off of oil fast. Oil

 

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Libby and Len Traubman commented on Scott Cooper's blog post MEJDI Summer Dual Narrative Tour: Israel & Palestine: Contested Histories, Shared Future July 27-August 6, 2012
"A new, exemplary book for preparation is: SIDE BY SIDE: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine by Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Eyal Naveh, and PRIME - Peace Research Institute in the Middle EastThe New Press, New Yor, 2012, 416…"
May 13, 2012
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MEJDI Summer Dual Narrative Tour: Israel & Palestine: Contested Histories, Shared Future July 27-August 6, 2012

July 27: U.S. DepartureFly to Tel Aviv.July 28: Arrival in JerusalemArrival and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem. Introduction by Israeli and Palestinian tour guides followed by a welcome dinner.Hotel in Jerusalem (D)July 29: Jerusalem: City of ReligionsBegin the day with an overview of the Mount of Olives. Discuss ancient…See More
May 13, 2012
David Crier left a comment for Scott Cooper
"Hello Scott Please take a look at this report and blog If you want to know why we are not heading down the road to peace. Just read this Congressional Research Service report U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel of September 16, 2010 …"
Jan 28, 2012
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Iyamuremye Eraste replied to Scott Cooper's discussion **COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT** Short-term International Practice Classes during semester breaks!
"Dear Sir, This is might be interesting but the fees are considerably higher many people. I am interested to knowing how religions can participate in lessening conflicts while most of them are devided on issues of fundamentalism and liberal views in…"
Nov 11, 2010
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**COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT** Short-term International Practice Classes during semester breaks!

New CRDC International Applied Conflict Analysis and Resolution Summer CoursesApply by December 10thCOVERING CONFLICT IN JERUSALEM with Former NPR Correspondent LINDA GRADSTEINMay 31th- June 29th, 2011    6 CREDITS Price: $ 4,995 Click Here to ApplyCONFLICT RESOLUTION in the SOUTH CAUCASUS with DR. SUSAN ALLEN NANMay 27th- June 5th, 2011    3 CREDITS Price: $ 3,695 …See More
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T.MARWOLO BONGOLEE replied to Scott Cooper's discussion **Trainings in Damascus & Jerusalem** Deadline to Apply 9/30 (Credit Available)
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"Good training programme. how do apply and how do i know am eligible to attend?"
Sep 20, 2010

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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East; Arab-Jewish Relations
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Managing Director - Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://crdc.gmu.edu
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Evaluation, Program Design, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
- Mapping local peacebuilding programs involving Arabs, Jews, Israelis, and Palestinians in the region
- Evaluating peacebuilding programs in conflict areas
- Experiential Learning
Citizen Diplomacy

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MEJDI Summer Dual Narrative Tour: Israel & Palestine: Contested Histories, Shared Future July 27-August 6, 2012

Posted on May 13, 2012 at 6:33am 1 Comment

July 27: U.S. Departure

Fly to Tel Aviv.

July 28: Arrival in Jerusalem

Arrival and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem. Introduction by Israeli and Palestinian tour guides followed by a welcome dinner.

Hotel in Jerusalem…

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At 12:16pm on January 28, 2012, David Crier said…

Hello Scott

Please take a look at this report and blog

If you want to know why we are not heading down the road to peace. Just read this Congressional Research Service report U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel of September 16, 2010   

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf

 The United States government has pledged over three billion dollars a year in military aid to the State of Israel until the year 2018. This is on top of, well over a hundred billion dollars of United States aid to the State of Israel over the years. With two-thirds of it being military aid. It works out to over five-hundred dollars per every Israeli annually...   Global Crier

Please go to following link to read the rest of my Blog 

The State of Israel is in Bed with the Military Industrial Complex - Peace and Collaborative Development Network

At 7:29pm on April 10, 2009, Roi Ben-Yehuda said…
nice to meet you well. I see that you are a student at ICAR. I will be joining you in Sept. Looking forward.
At 11:02am on January 29, 2009, Sharón Benheim said…
Hey Scott -
thanks for finding me and friending me on this site. I have to look at my profile and update the content. Are you coming back out this way any time soon?
Sharón
 
 
 

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