Thank you Jalaja for your article about our area. It’s so good to hear other sides to our story told in the world. Yasmin and i know many such stories. moreover, almost each day we find such a story in the daily schedule of our lives.
today I’ll be going to a dialog tent at the entrance to an Arab village
where we will speak of our personal difficulties our wishes and dreams…people from both sides are now afraid to go out in public, go to each others’ villages or towns, get on public transportation. the public has lynched innocent people because they live in fear. our world has gone crazy.
we must find a way to stop letting fear lead us to hate and separation.
the fear is real. it must lead us to togetherness, that is the woman’s way – tend and befriend instead of fight or flight…
it is the time of the woman
it is the time of the mother
it is our time to move, to take our steps, to clear our throats and hearts and speak loudly clearly and lovingly