Good evening everyone
As I was attending an Intercultural Dialogue between Euro-Mid Bloggers, an online campaign been launched called “Restoring Trust, Rebuilding Bridges”, sponsored by the ANNA LINDH foundation, starting today Sept. 11th until Sept. 21st, celebrating the International Peace Day.
We are supposed to post for Trust on the 11th of Sept., I kept thinking on what should my post will be about? Giving that I don’t want to copy-paste any article from the web, with no cliché slogans, or a need to conduct activities because there's a budget for it! like a friend said earlier.
That’s when I remember that I met Camrel...
Carmel Vaisman a friend from
An Icon on my Blog was a big issue for me, this icon was on my right part of the Blog since I first started to write my personal thoughts on a Blog, the icon was the Israeli Six-Pointed Star, with a foot print stepping on it, why I putted this logo? I don’t recall, but sure I was full of hatred toward
This post about me having those two minute of thinking, should I remove this icon before I go to
I decided to remove the icon!
And give myself and
And exactly that’s what really happened, when I got to Luxembourg and met Sarah, Christoforos, Mehdi and Carmel, at this fine restaurant in front of the Grand Bus Station, I found out that Carmel is kind, smart, and knew how to gain friends among us middle eastern, Actually, I was amazed when she knew how to became friend of my Palestinian friend, Majd.
I felt happy that I made this change in my Blog, a minor change yet big step towards new way of thinking and dealing with the others, maybe she’s reading my post now and wondering about the whole thing, cause I didn’t tell anybody about this change I made before leaving to Luxembourg, but I am really grateful for what I did, because it made me wonder..!!
How we can offend the other and yet ask for Understanding? How we refuse to give the other the chance to express how they might be somehow angry from their government, and yet asking them to stand against its actions!? How we treat the other as a ONE BIG PACKAGE, while we know that we might have friends there, friends that could help us defending our cause?
What I liked about Carmel, that she was smart enough to gain friendship, even before seeing meeting any of us, I can remember her saying on our group on Facebook, “I guess I was invited in order to prove normal people exist in Israel!”
As we the 19 participants have talked a lot, discussed a lot of issues, even after the culture night we got to know each other, I learned so much about
I guess I restored a trust with those new friends including
Sure this post is not about
I am Mohamed from Cairo, and I blog for Trust
read more bloggers who blog for trust:
Shehata tells about the monk and the samuai
Sarah tells a tale about a bridge
Stephen Spillane’s flower of identity
Laurent pod casts for trust
Ari suggests a bottom-up approach
Mehdi writes for trust, in French
Michail asks 5 questions and gives 1 answer
Xavi: 4 funerals and a wedding?