Thursday, August 17, 2006

No Sulha

I just found out yesterday that the Sulha which was planned for August 22 and 23rd was cancelled. I am so disappointed. It seems that the Arab Sulha staff are just too piping hot mad about the war in Lebanon and do not feel it is the right time now to meet with the Other. I, on the other hand, feel it is the perfect time to meet. Right after a conflict. After all, we could be just as angry. We've had civilian hits too from Katyushas and plenty of them.

I am also heartbroken by this because I feel that this conflict set grassroots peace movements back to below zero. I had felt, up until then, that we were somewhere close to midpoint. Now we have to begin all over again and build trust and friendships from the start. What a disaster.

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