Ray’s story broke my heart. I;ve tweeted alongside for some time and work for the same goals via Hudna and other avenues. Our Israeli bros & sisters need to grow some betsim and stand up against the madmen ruling them.

Ray Hanania Columns

A failed mission to find Israeli peace activists

Saudi Gazette, Sunday, November 25, 2012
By Ray Hanania

JUST after the terror attacks that changed the world on Sept. 11, 2001, I launched a campaign to address one of the core problems of the conflicts in the Middle East, the need to get Palestinians and Israelis to see each other as human beings.
As a Palestinian, I reached out to Israelis with open hands, offering to work with them in pursuit of peace.

I spent nearly a decade working to give substance to the belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible.

My efforts involved journalism and commentary, writing words that might encourage peace through compromising gestures from a Palestinian to Israelis. I wrote hundreds of columns speaking to the need for Arabs and Israelis to recognize that while they might disagree, they must prevent those disagreements from fueling their…

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