Building peace


In case anyone really doesn’t understand this, peace is both necessary and is in our hands. Building peace is also sometimes dangerous, because some people’s lives are mired in hate, resentment, fear and denial. The link below is to an article by Basil Abdelkarim, MD, and published in The Palestine Chronicle. The title of the article is The Best of America: Kayla, Deah, Yusor, Razan, published on February 17, 2015. . If the Url doesn’t click through properly, try again, as it is accurate.


About gwpj

Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at
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4 Responses to Building peace

  1. shatara46 says:

    Quote: “That’s right …talk to yourself…as it was I was the only one who ever read your opinions..what a jerk…”
    Hey Jerry… do you get all your kicks by insulting others? Or, are you just another mindless troll, looking to see what you can hook with your mildly hate-filled rants that are in the end utterly meaningless and can only go to prove the author is quite stupid. Are you stupid? As George asked you, do you have anything real or positive to add to this discussion which is intended, obviously, to discover or discuss applicability of methods that can lead to peace instead of more and endless violence? You are the problem, Jerry, as representative of the “them versus us” syndrome. That may work in organized and disorganized sports but when it leads to oppression and murder, that’s a serious stand to make. Anyway, make that two jerks, oh, and add to that some friends of mine who also read and discuss this blog. Your replies are good for a laugh or two, and too bad the issues being brought forth here are so serious, or we could do a “Charlie Hebdo” sort of thing, casting you as a member of ISIS which in this case would stand for doubly insipid. Come on, Jerry, can you grow up? Or give up on whatever drugs you’re on: they’re not doing it for you, baby. You know, you and I should do lunch. Where do you hail from, if I dare ask?

  2. I want to apologise firstly, for not responding earlier to this post. You are among the bloggers I am most proud to know, even in that elusive internet way, in the Blogosphere, This post gets to the heart of what I feel about life. That we are a species squabbling about values and possessions just outside the gates to Camelot. I am a Christian man ( non-practising ) whose partner is a Muslim ( non-practising ) and proud to be so. I wonder how much more relaxed the world would be if skilful, narcissists like Putin and Netanyahu were not on the world stage. sadly they are, and while angels might shake their heads us humans have to live with the skills and vanities of such people, and the world is a more fragile place for it.

    • gwpj says:

      Thank you Peter. I haven’t been too active over here recently (too busy with other projects), but I will continue to express myself on the subject of peace. Thanks for dropping by.

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