We seek peace. We yearn for it. We want Elijah to help us heal the world. We want to open ourselves to the world, to be part of it, and not to live in ghettoes any more, whether self-imposed or imposed by others.
Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has unilaterally declared that Israel will temporarily freeze settlement construction in the West Bank. So where do President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and Mitchell go from here?
For me, and for so many other people around the world, the anniversary is bittersweet. As the people of Germany celebrate a wall coming down, the people of Palestine are overwrought by a wall going up.
I am a busy man. But that did not stop me from taking off several weeks from my professional life to fight Muammar Kaddafi's plan to take up residence directly next door to me this past August and September.