Today is day 1 of my 30-day hunger strike in solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers who will, within days if not hours from now, die for refusing to accept the unacceptable if we do not unite in their defense.
To those who say ‘Israel does not care what we do, they are merciless’; I say to you that you have fallen into a trap of cynicism that ultimately breeds powerlessness. The entire system of tyranny as we know it requires such thinking to be maintained. But make no mistake, when the people begin to exercise the knowledge and corresponding action that is consistent with our real power, the tyrants will cower and slither and beg for a mercy that they were never willing to extend themselves. Truly the tables will be turned and I for one have no interest in vengeance, it is justice I seek.
The world is the way it is because tyrannical powers have managed to fool and manipulate us on multiple levels. First and foremost is the false division of humanity along the lines of race, religion, sectarianism, nationalism, gender, etc. Once divided we can be controlled, and in this state we feel powerless… and this is all by design.
Israel is a primary player in this scheme with its major contribution being that of perpetuating and maintaining perpetual conflict, both regionally and globally. It manages this through its status as a sort of Rothschild’s fiefdom with its seemingly infinite supply of fraudulent fiat currencies that allow it buy anyone who can be bought. The US Congress is the perfect example of a government that is bought and paid for under this inherently corrupt system. Indeed the corrupt are rewarded while the virtuous are punished in every way. In this way, Israel, a tiny state, has the facade of immense power when in truth it is a house of cards built on fraud. This is how, in the simplest terms, Israel has managed to maintain an ultimately untenable position for decades now, but it will not last.
Over the decades however this game worked very well, yet it has always relied on people being divided and that is why so much energy and resources are poured into keeping us in this state of ignorance and division. If the playing field were fair Israel could never have lasted this long. But the privately controlled, fractional reserve fiat currency fraud system, the same system leading to ‘austerity’ and so forth, is in its dying days. And the death of that system, symbolic of the ‘head of the snake’, means the unbridled power of Israel and the get out of jail free card it has owned for decades is soon to be no more.
The system is much weaker and vulnerable then people realise. It has more than one Achilles Heel; it has major chinks in its armor and we need only to realise our power to see just how weak this tyrannical system is.
So let us compare the now with the potential of tomorrow. When it comes to the Palestinian prisoners, those who are currently rotting away in dungeons, they and their families are violated in the most obscene of ways as a matter of course. I have personally met dozens and dozens of Palestinian prisoners from the West Bank and Gaza and I can tell you that every last one of them was/is tortured. There is no time in Israeli prisons for a Palestinian resister without torture; so let there be no mistake, this is the norm.
If a prisoner complains about being kept in isolation for months or even years what do you think is done about it? In all likelihood the torture will be increased and extended even further. When a prisoner complains about being kept without charge for months and often years with little to no access to family or legal representation, as is the case with Hassan Safadi, Ayman Sharawna and Samer Al-Barq and so many others, what happens? Nothing, indeed Israel simply increases the pain and suffering as they are doing at this very moment by shackling these gravely ill hunger strikers and even banging their heads against prison bars and more.
So on an individual level the prisoners are to a large degree powerless, they are expendable sub-humans in the eyes of the Israeli power structure and anything can be done to them for they might as well be dogs in the eyes of a transparently racist, Jewish supremacist state and its managers. Anyone who takes exception to hearing of the Jewish supremacism that is behind the torture and mass murder of Palestinians is not serious about the truth. I do not indict all Jews for the actions of the Jewish state, but the fact that people consider themselves ‘chosen’ and by default others un-chosen, is in my opinion highly offensive and dangerous on its own. Combine such a mentality with the power and backing the Jewish state enjoys and you see what we have today, a world on the brink of World War III, being lead by a state that feels it is justified in virtually everything it does. Whether it is the slaughter of the Samouni family in Operation Cast Lead or the murder/execution of 9 humanitarian aid volunteers aboard the Mavi Marmara or countless other hideous crimes, the supremacist ideology inherent in a Jewish supremacist state makes all such actions not only defensible, but ordained by God himself. That is what the Palestinians are facing, especially the thousands of prisoners, a rabid form of racism and potentially endless imprisonment mixed with a continuous dose of torture and isolation.
And lest I be accused of that tired old smear of ‘anti-Semitism’, my wife and children are Semitic.
And beyond that, I remain ashamed and disgusted with the conduct of my birth nation, the so-called United States of America. Without question this nation rightfully holds the title of being ‘The greatest terrorist state of all-time.’ Indeed Israel and America and Britain are one and the same and the powers behind them could care less about the people of any of these nations. In my opinion Judaism is simply food for the Jewish masses, fostering a manipulated Jewish identity politics in which the eternal victim psychosis is at its core. But those supposedly at the top of the Jewish pyramid, like the Rothschilds for instance, can and have used ‘Jewish’ people and even financed Hitler for their own personal gain.
George Bush the ‘Christian’ and his War on Terror “crusade” is another example of religion being used to falsely unite people behind a self-destructive ideology and course of action.
Jews and Christians and Muslims are all being manipulated in this way and for the sake of all humanity we should do all that we can to enlighten those being duped in this way. If your religion breeds anything but love and respect for your fellow human beings then it is a false religion, it is nothing more than a tool of the tyrants to maintain their tyranny. Nothing exemplifies this more than ideologies wedded to any form of supremacism.
Getting back to my point about our true power as people united. I look at what happened early in 2012 when over half of the Palestinian prisoners committed to a united hunger strike. What happened was the pressure on Israel became such that it was compelled to do something that it never had any interest in doing. There was no choice in this, it was compelled to do so and this fact alone reveals the power of united action, even among those imprisoned. The level of outrage both within and outside Palestine began to boil. The true reality of Israel, not the bogus PR image force fed to the world by the prostitutes of propaganda in the MSM (mainstream media) was being dangerously exposed.
I say it again; people make a massive mistake believing and saying ‘Israel does not care what anybody thinks’. If that were true then why do Jewish Zionists put so much effort into propaganda? Why does Jewish controlled Hollywood constantly portray Arabs as violent, ignorant buffoons and Jewish characters as sensitive, intelligent and likeable? Think for yourself and you will know why.
It is an obvious manipulation for people to think the Jewish State of Israel is unconcerned with its image; to the contrary, its ability to carry on is reliant upon ignorance among the human population, in particular the Western population. Take away the lies and propaganda and see a naked, exposed Israel and you see the end of this tyrannical machine just like the racist Apartheid regime before it.
The CIA of all sources effectively stated in a 2009 report that ‘Israel will fall within 20 years’. Why do you reckon the CIA would say such a thing? I will tell you why, because Israel’s position becomes completely untenable when the truth be known and the truth will not be suppressed much longer; no matter how much propaganda the prostitutes pump out. And united, the hunger strikers of Palestine can compel exposure of the truth like nothing else. The Palestinian hunger strikers united are more powerful than Israel itself. This does not mean that some will not die, as many Palestinians continue to die every day, just as the beloved Bobby Sands and many other Irishmen died fighting British tyranny with hunger strikes. But in the end, a people united and relatively fearless have the power to achieve whatever they set their mind to, when their cause is just that is. And the cause of Palestine is synonymous with justice.
I have not decided to end my life by committing to 30 days on hunger strike; I have merely decided to express my solidarity with those in Palestine who do risk their lives with open-ended hunger strikes. I do not want sympathy or concern for whatever discomfort I may feel in this period, I want people all around the world to realise that we the people, united, can achieve anything we set our minds to. With discipline, strength and determination we are the true power. In Palestine the absolute end of solitary confinement, administrative detention and denial of access to family and legal representation must end immediately. If not, then Israel must be made to pay the price in the form of being laid bare, naked for the entire world to see, as she exists today and she has been since her birth, a racist, violent state built on the back of Jewish supremacism and terrorism.
Let us as human beings reject any and all forms of supremacism. Indeed a sane world, a world built on truth and justice, requires the end of any form of supremacism. Whether it be Jewish or American or Nazi supremacism is not the issue, each is offensive and dangerous and unacceptable.
We can and must celebrate our differences if we want a better world, but to be pitted against each other and falsely divided is to be our own prison keepers. It is stupid and ultimately it will be self-destructive. We are all members of one human family and to my Jewish brothers and sisters, I truly want what is best for you. I want for you what I want for myself, but I will not pander to the racism and supremacism that is seemingly inherent in the so-called Jewish state. And what that state is doing as the ‘Jewish state’ imparts a great responsibility upon you, whether you wanted it or not.
Whoever is part of a group that feels better than or superior to others is an indoctrinated fool and as an ex-US Marine I must include myself as one that was once within such a group. The American people have been purposely infected with the idea of their ‘greatness’ and it was in that context that America has committed some of the most hideous crimes in history. Hiroshima being beyond insane and Nagasaki being downright sadistic in its undeniable lack of necessity.
Let us face the truth and embrace it, we are all part of one human family and if indeed there are ‘others’ among us, i.e. those of otherworldly origins, even they are part of the family of life and if they do exist and they can adopt a sane perspective, great, if they cannot, then like every human tyrant we face we must expose them for who they are and defeat them with that most powerful weapon of all, truth.
These Palestinian hunger strikers are mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, they are our brothers and sisters and we should be willing to do for them what we would for our own blood brothers and sisters. It is in this context that I have heeded the call of the hunger striker families and if this moves you similarly then now is the time for you to push yourself and act in the boldest, most effective way possible. If we succeed these brothers will survive, they will be the fathers and sons and brothers they are meant to be. If we fail these brothers will pass to the next realm and if that be the case we must make sure that they become the Bobby Sands of Palestine and the process of justice for Palestine is only accelerated.
I myself want them to live, I want them and all the other political prisoners of Palestine and beyond to taste the sweetness of freedom, the warmth of the sun and the touch of their loved ones. I know that I have not done as much as I could for them over the last few weeks and I can only hope that what I do now can be a part of preserving their lives. I want them to live and serve as an inspiration like brothers Khader Adnan, Thaer Halahleh, Akram Rikhawi, Mahmoud Sarsak and sister Hana Shalabi.
If we as people support the hunger strikers as we are capable they will live, and justice will come to Palestine sooner rather than later. And on that day of justice all just minded people will feel a joy unlike any other. Indeed the way of Palestine is the way of the world.
So let us not fall victim to the cynic’s perspective, which is in reality an impregnation of the tyrant’s psychopathic values into the psyche of a whole and healthy human being. Let us reject this, let us be whole. As my dear brother Vittorio Arrigoni used to say, “Stay Human”.
Today we are unwittingly our own prison keepers, but renounce the self-destructive ideologies of the psychopaths and truth and justice becomes inevitable.
Absolute love and respect to all the hunger strikers and their families and all who refuse to accept the unacceptable by acting in accord with their conscience. When it comes to the people of our world who inspire me, you are top of the list.
PS – If you are a Facebook user, in the interest of solidarity with the thousands of political prisoners in Palestine, I ask you to consider using the following graphics as your profile picture(s).
As I look over Dale Farm today I see the inevitable world envisioned by the 1%
A toxic, scarred, inhospitable landscape, a terrestrial hell suitable for Satan himself
I see a socio/psychopaths delight, a delectable appetiser… with a main course of World War III… and a desert of nuclear Armageddon
“Coming soon to a theatre near you” (very, very short pause) as it were
I see the 99% constructing the ultimate prison, a prison large enough to imprison everyone… minus the 1% and their minions that is
I see the 99% voluntarily entering the prison and locking the prison door behind the last man, woman and child
I see the 1% with devils smiles as the 99% grovel
I see the 99% begging to be liberated by the 1%
I see the 1% laughing fiendishly, uproariously, as they eye the key to the prison door locked within the petrified hearts of a traumatised, mind controlled and compartmentalised 99%
I see the irony of humanity endowed with mastery of its collective fate… locked within a prison of it’s own making
I see Lemmings, I see Sheep
I see wage slaves and collective insanity
I see people fearing their governments instead of the other way around
I see Apartheid South Africa, Jim Crow America… I see Palestine
I see Soviet Gulags, Robben Island, FEMA Camps, Bagram, Abu Ghraib, San Quinton and Guantanamo
I see Baghdad, Gaza, Beirut, Belfast, Kabul and Tripoli… I see Hiroshima and Nagasaki
I see my human family, intentionally, manipulatively, sadistically, divided…(longer pause) and yet I see my family igniting, uniting
I see Dale Farm… a microcosm,
I see Dale Farm… a wake up call
What do you see?
UPDATE – For the idiots who bought the lies and slander of Catherine Myles (aka Soraya Fitzgerald), Saeb Shaath, Jez Cuthbert, Cath Jenkins, Allison Hubbard (aka Vera Lynn), Sammi Coulthard (aka Saja Rana & Maitreyi Atmaja), Mary Rizzo, Mary Shepherd, Miri Wood, Jo Ann Westcott and court jester Ismail Patel (aka Iggle Piggle), here is a little revisit of a post that shows just how stupid some of you can be.
You see, a pack of lies, repeated parrot style, is all that is needed to dupe the idiot. For the robber barons named above the justification for the theft of the Samouni Project/Trade Not Aid was based on me being a;
4) Nazi/white supremacist
6) Money launderer
7) Wealthy landowner
8) Murderer (yes I murdered or was involved in the murder of Vittorio Arrigoni according to some of these people)
10) Violent thug
11) Abuser of women
12) Media whore
13) Basically I am simply a conman using Palestine and human rights to rake in millions.
For the idiot, the fact that so many people can say or repeat so many bad things is all that is needed. So who pays? This may seem a rhetorical question but it is not; so seriously who pays? Well hard as it is to believe a person like me, someone grounded in morality and genuine brotherhood can never be victimised because victimisation is rooted in denying ones humanity, and I will never do that. So I am not the victim here, I am fine, continuously blessed actually, despite the personal discomfort and injustice of the hijacking. The truth is that not being on the road for at least two months has resulted in me spending more time with my family than I had thought possible. As a result I am a better, hands on father. A true blessing if ever there was one, turning a negative into a positive big time.
So if I am not the victim, who is? Well first let me say that I have experienced for many years this smear tactic, I have been accused of being a thief and CIA and other such slanders since 2003 when I lead the Human Shield Action to Iraq. It was at that time that the powers that be could see that I might present a bit of a problem for them. I am not alone in this characterisation, so it is nothing new at all to any of us who have stood up and faced the tyrant’s head on. To the contrary, it is an inevitability to be slandered, as this is one of the favourite tactics of the tyrants and their minions. If you are doing something real, you will be attacked, end of.
If I was not being attacked you could rightly write me off as a blow hard that the tyrants can ignore. Clearly the tyrants, the Zionists, American imperialists and so on do not like me at all, and they have a supply of money that has up to now been as abundant as the paper they print their fiat, monopoly money on. And so it goes they will do all they can to assassinate me physically (although this would have to look like an “accident” or like Muslims or Palestinians did it). Or they will do all they can to assassinate my character, which is exactly what this well orchestrated campaign is all about, such is the reward for the type of work I do.
So let us return to who are the real victims in the campaign to smear me and steal my mission? No surprise here, first among them is the Samouni family. The bond that we created is a powerful one, one that has lead to more people being aware of the hideous crimes Israel committed against this family. For this reason alone these tyrants are scared about me being part of the Samouni family, because I have the ability to make their story more well known, and importantly, to show the American people how they are guilty of slaughtering Samouni family members and more. Of course any intelligent observer would already have figured this out. Here is just one video that shows what I am talking about;
If the slander campaign against me were to be truly successful I would give up or rendered useless and the Samouni family could go on as they have, suffering, traumatised and to a great degree, hopeless. So let this be clear, those that have abandoned me and/or my mission, based on a pack of lies no less, have in truth abandoned the Samouni family. I could not steal from this family any more than I could steal from Palestine, to do so would be to steal from my own family. Did I leave Hawaii, my own business, money, life in paradise doing something I loved so I could take great risk with my life in order to exploit the people of Palestine and a family like the Samouni family? Idiots and dupes can believe such nonsense, and that is precisely who the slander crews prey on.
So this brings us to the ultimate victims, the people of Palestine as a whole. Allies like myself, like my brother Vittorio Arrigoni, do not grow on trees. There are very few of us and although we are flawed human beings, our hearts and our conviction drive us to support justice in Palestine in every way possible. To kill people like Vittorio or assassinate my character serves nobody more than Israel because Palestinians lose essential allies whose only agenda is for truth and justice.
So as per usual it is lies and the gullibility of people that maintains the victimisation of the people of Palestine. As an example of just how stupid people can be, take a look at slanderer idiot Ismail Patel’s (aka Iggle Piggle) post and my response from September 22.
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=234620566586881 (since removed by Facebook, what a surprise)
This joker (Iggle Piggle) is part of the Catherine Myles, Saeb Shaath ‘Palestine Aid’ monstrosity, an ‘Aid’ organisation that is seriously attempting to steal vehicles, cash and cargo/aid given to me for the Samouni Project/Trade Not Aid, and pass it off as something given to them and their disgraceful project. Iggle Piggle announced last month that he proudly serves this pack of thieves.
What I am going to say here is critical to understanding how easy it is to manipulate some. Iggle Piggle stated in the linked post above that he had been “threatened” by me, a direct threat to his life and his “family”! And he further stated that he had this threat recorded and that the recording had been “handed to the police”. In addition his farcical “legal team” was advising him, that is code for Catherine Myles and the slander crew were guiding him in his lying ways. Iggle Piggle also said that I was a “bully” and that he and his family feared for their safety!
Here is the thing, an idiot who knows nothing of how slander works and whose memory is so Goldfish like that all the good work a person has done can vanish in the wake of a lie(s), will believe such lies because “surely he/she would not say he/she had recorded evidence of such threats if he/she did not have it.” Ah, actually, that is exactly what a pathological liar and slanderer will do. This is just one tactic of the slanderer, and an effective one for the idiot, the idiot will believe or at least give certain credence to the lie and when the evidence is never provided or the arrest of the alleged criminal never happens their Goldfish memory forgets such matters and all that sticks is the mud of the mudslinger.
And you know what, if you have no morals, if lying is a thing that comes easy to you, as it most certainly does to the Israeli’s, then this is a great tactic. If you are like me however, unwilling to return lies with more lies, and your only weapon is the truth, you are at a disadvantage as the position of attack with such lies is more damaging then the defence of ones character with truth. Lack of evidence matters not to the dumb witted, outrageous accusations ala News of the World sensationalism is all that is needed.
Anyway, here it is over one month later, my alleged threat to Iggle Piggle and his family that was recorded and handed to the police has resulted in… nothing. I have received no call, no visit, no nothing. Apparently I can violently threaten an entire family and nothing happens to me… right.
The truth is Iggle Piggle, along with the Catherine Myles, Saeb Shaath hijack team are pathological liars. Saeb Shaath will go down as among the most treacherous and treasonous of all, he has been party to a theft of goods destined for the Samouni family. He has acted to cut the family out altogether and this is proved by his own words, he is a traitor in this regard.
“The best thing is to make Trade Not Aid block Aloha Palestine and Samouni Project.” – Saeb Shaath July 25, 2011
Never mind me, this has never been a personal dispute, this is about infiltration, lies and Zionist styled treachery, taken right out of the Zionist handbook. But despite the early success of this plan it is beginning to crumble, and soon enough even the idiots are going to take a big bite of humble pie and admit, “I was a flippin idiot!” Bank on this.
And a special note of shame shall go to any and all Muslims who bought into, fed or spread this backbiting and slander, something that every genuine Muslim knows is expressly condemned in Islam. Here is an example of how you have been played, by a false Muslim like Catherine Myles;
This email was sent to a witness of the Samouni Project/Trade Not Aid fraud and theft, this witness was subsequently unsuccessfully blackmailed by the fork tongued, false Muslim Catherine Myles. It is just this same type of sweet-talkin, false Muslim chatter that is used to prepare the unwitting dupe into believing the next stage of slander;
Some Muslims in particular have turned your back on a brother, me, a genuine brother who has done more than his fair share justice. You turned your back and in a cowardly way let some false Muslim con artists spread filthy lies in true Zionist style without so much as a peep. You have not only acted an idiot, you have partaken in a plot to steal from the Samouni family.
For my part, I deserve to be condemned for my horrible judge of character, although we must have some level of trust in order to effectively work for justice, there were things I could have done to prevent them from driving off with vehicles, cash and donated goods. For my part I will do as I have always done, learn, grow, be that much stronger.
To my Muslim brothers and sister, with regard to what these vipers have accused me of, Allah knows the truth, as do I. As a Muslim I believe your duty was to repel any accusation not based on verifiable fact… especially since the verifiable truth of my work for justice is undeniable. According to my understanding of Islam a brother would have stood by me until the accusations were made consistent with the facts. But that was never the case for too many of you. When it comes to friends like these, they are not really friends at all.
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful”
Let me repeat one thing, I along with Allah know exactly what I have done. I know the truth, and the truth is I could not give any more for the cause and thus I am blessed. Only the most infantile and mentally stunted man believes that “an easy life” is a blessed life. My life is full of challenges because I fear not the consequences. My love of truth and justice is such that I will never sacrifice my honour, I will die with my self-respect and that is not something many people can honestly say to themselves. To say such a thing and to have it be true requires that a person do right no matter what the cost. I can say this… can you?
For a person to say of another, “He cannot control his tongue (or he has a loose tongue)” is undoubtedly one of those things that a person would dislike to have said about him. If it is true, then it is gheebah (backbiting), and if it is not true then it is buhtaan (slander).
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2317
Simply praying five times a day does not a Muslim make, even I know this as a non-Muslim. With regard to Catherine Myles or Saeb Shaath I have spent considerable time with both, months together all tolled, and I have seen neither pray even once, much less act like a Muslim in terms of honesty, fairness, loyalty and justice.
And this brings me to my last point on this matter, does it matter that I am not a Muslim? The Islamaphobes want people to believe that deep down all Muslims see non-Muslims as infidels and much like the Talmudic version of Judaism, the fingernail of a Jew/Muslim, is worth more than all of the goy/infidel life. To some Muslims I have never truly been a brother, I am simply a non-Muslim, slandered and easily abandoned despite the good work I have done and continue to do for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
So read the above post again (removed by Facebook) and know that Iggle Piggle and that whole clan are nothing but a pack of lying thieves, and know that I will recover most of the stolen goods, but not all, because WE did not confront these miscreants as We should have.
No worries, a few good people and myself are doing the work that needs to be done, the Samouni family will have justice, and the mission I created will achieve its goal, because WE shall indeed make it so.
As a last note here, I have far too much fruitful and important work to spend much more time on the assets and agents of deception and or defending myself. The only real reason I am doing this is to help people understand the nature of deception and how it is used to divide and control. It is important we understand these methods and what is happening to me offers a great opportunity to educate those who are otherwise oblivious to these tactics. The lying and slandering, infiltrating and subverting strategy is an immensely effective one and it has prevented much good work from being done. Learn through me and let us become wiser and stronger together.
The divide and rule strategy is essential to the maintenance of tyranny, we as people must transcend the artificial barriers put between us by these tyrants and realise that we are all part of one human family, our collective fate inseparably intertwined. Using lies to foster division is as old as tyranny itself, they are one and the same because a people in the knowledge of the truth could never be so stupid as to fight each other while the tyrants look down on them as the dupes they are. This is our prison, and only we can free ourselves from our self-imposed prison.
The Irish traveler community of Dale Farm in England are facing a forced eviction, they are also facing a racist system that falsely claims that the residents of Dale Farm are flouting the law. That is a lie, and the truth will be set out in the full documentary set to be released on October 1, 2011.
I agree with Martin Luther King Jr. who all too rightly said “Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere.” Those of us who care about justice should care about the nearly 90 families facing eviction at Dale Farm, this documentary intends to prove why that is the case. TJP – Ken O’Keefe
I am beyond excited to announce that we are formalising a partnership that will ensure one of my fondest goals shall be achieved, that of a youth exchange between the children of Gaza and those of Europe. I am even more excited because we are focusing on the youth of Gaza as well as Belfast and Free Derry in the North of Ireland. These kids, ages 15 to 18, all know what violent conflict is about, and all of them deserve a chance to play with and understand their brothers and sisters from distant but all too similar conflict zones.
Our success will be measured in smiles and laughter and the building of bonds akin to creating a cherished extended family… and we will succeed.
I have wanted to do this for years, giving serious motivation to youth workers in an attempt to make it happen, trying through volunteers to get a program written up and funding to make it so. But with all that I was doing I simply had not managed to secure the right partners and funding, until now that is.
Myself and my partners are now entered into an agreement in principle with Mr. Maamon Hashem Khozendar, a prominent businessman and philanthropist from Gaza. As a resident of Gaza, Mr. Khozender is also witness to the atrocities committed by Israel against the 800,000 plus children there. His people are providing logistical support in Gaza and my team are partnered with people in the North of Ireland who are doing the same. In Gaza and Ireland we are working to identify eight youth to be part of our first exchange.
First we plan to fly the kids from Ireland to Gaza (via Egypt), or possibly carry them on our convoy from London to Gaza in July of this year. After roughly two weeks of educational tours and fun based activities with four youth from Gaza, all will return to Ireland for similar activities there. Mr. Khozendar will be providing the facilities and funds in both Gaza and Ireland and we have high hopes that the program will soon be expanded; which indeed it will if support from people of goodwill is what I think it will be.
I would love to see 50 or 100 children at a time for each exchange, but we shall start with eight kids, and work our way up from there. Plans are flexible, but again we are looking at two weeks in Ireland, two weeks in Gaza, with ongoing support to facilitate continuing communications and hopefully, regular reunions.
If you live in the North of Ireland and wish to nominate a child for this exchange or support this project in meaningful ways, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we are going to do something truly special and everyone will get to see the initial results by July at the latest.