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After a half hour, and after three liters of water were poured into the Toyota's radiator, David led the brothers to the service station, and then they, too, crammed into the van and drove five more minutes to meet Moneer Sabagh at the elementary school where the Olive Trees Foundation for Peace had provided two thousand trees that were now thriving. Moneer was the sole founder of the Association for Improving and Developing the Family in what was once Syria, but is now the occupied Golan Heights. Moneer was a young, soft-spoken Muslim, who told them, "I am in a delicate situation. The Israeli government built our school, but the community here is occupied, and resentment runs high. I am trying to get them to care about what we have, to enrich it, so we can thereby enrich ourselves. Because they are occupied, they struggle with the question of how they can thrive under captivity. It is a difficult situation to understand--what life under occupation is about. I thank the Olive Trees Foundation for Peace for providing the trees David brought to us. We needed oaks and pines for the school campus, and we thank you for filling that need with the trees we asked for. They make a difference in the atmosphere, in the air we breathe and what we see, and in how we feel."

25.  Sabeel Document No. 3, 2005: http://www.sabeel.org

26.  http://www.shalam.org  
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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 

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Part 2: Read more...  Part 3: ... by Eileen Fleming on Friday, Jun 20, 2008 at 6:32:08 AM
How can there ever be peace in the Middle East wit... by Pierre Ashford on Sunday, Jun 22, 2008 at 2:19:55 PM
= PeaceIsrael's statehood was contingent upon ... by Eileen Fleming on Sunday, Jun 22, 2008 at 6:51:42 PM