Our reason for existence is to contribute to the return of peace in war zones. The non-violent approach is our choice, our method for conflict resolution. Since October 2000 we have been working in Israel-Palestine, at the hinge of civilizations, with the tools developed during our missions in Bosnia (1993-1996) and in Algeria (1997-1998) :
- programmes of education in non-violent alternatives,
- campaigns with Nobel laureates worldwide and Members of the European Parliament calling for cease-fire & negotiations for a just and lasting peace.
"We will never have peace in the world until men everywhere recognize that ends are not cut off from means, because the means represent the ideal in the making, and the end in process." (Martin Luther King)
This last week-end of July 2015 we received the visit of a 10,000th browser since we inaugurated this site in January 2014.
Happy as we are that about 20 people visit us each day, we have received no comment from any of them, let alone support of any kind, despite the call we left to that effect at the end of 2014. The work presented here, including the Media - Must Read section, which requires hours of research, is all the fruit of tireless, continuous, voluntary efforts.
Still, like any other organization, we need human support to proceed. We need your feedback. It is vital for us to see that the existence of this site matters to you.
We expect your reactions now. Any donation is meaningful. It does not have to be "big". Just a sign that you are there, and that you care. Thank you kindly. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Since the summer of 2014, 8 European Heads of Foreign Affairs have been to Gaza.
The 1st one was Borge Brende, from Norway, on September 8, 2014. Then came George Vella, from Malta, on October 29. Followed by Martin Lindegaard, from Denmark, on November 4, 2014. A few days later, the Head of External Affairs for Europe, Federica Mogherini, made it to Gaza in her turn.
In 2015, the first one to enter the Gaza Strip was José Garcia-Margallo from Spain, on January 13, 2015. On February 16, 2015, Charles Flanagan, from Ireland, was the 6th European Minister of Foreign Affairs to see for himself. Then came Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from Germany, on June 1st, and Bert Koenders, from the Netherlands, on July 15.
To each of them go our appreciation and gratitude. They represent the Europe that we believe in, standing for awareness and responsibility.
"We cannot wait until talks about a two-state solution are back on track, to improve living conditions.
We are sitting on a powder keg here. We must make sure it doesn't ignite."
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier upon his visit to Gaza, on June 1, 2015
FM#Steinmeier in #Gaza: I take the hope from my Talks in #Jerusalem + #Ramallah, that the danger of a burning powder keg is being seen.
FM#Steinmeier : Need opening of #Gaza borders + economic development. Gaza must not become launch pad for rocket attacks on #Israel again.