Encounter 197 – 24.12.2021

As we sit down, Oded updates about an event on January 7: a national meeting of peace organizations in Sderot. Roni says there are probably close to 400 movements and peace organizations in the country. The conference will be divided into three parts: The lighthouse will present itself there, by Jaber and Rami or Oded. In the second part lectures, and in the last workshops. The conference will start at 09:15 and last until 15:00. There will be people who will be here at the lighthouse and part of the conference.
Then we could start a circle.
Oded: Gaza for him is people from the past, with my neighbors I want to live in peace. I learn about the roots of the conflict. Reads Palestinian literature and more. My goal is to see the other side. I realized that not every fact that is dictated to me is correct and requires examination. The lighthouse is important for dialogue between Jews and Jews. Hence the lighthouse is of double importance. I am happy to listen to those with different opinions as well.
Jaber: I belong to the unrecognized Village of El-Zarnok. Despite the difficulties of my village, the suffering in Gaza is greater. It is not possible for me to live here in relative comfort and there is Ongoing suffering. I have hope that the conflict will be resolved.
Assaf Yanai from Kfar Aza in the recent past from Ashkelon: was last week, interested and decided to return. Describes three rounds of his connection with Gaza. The first – my mother worked as a nurse in Gaza. Second round – in the army I came to Gaza, and I had the experience of one in front of a different reality. Memories of the market I experienced as in the third world. Contrast between two worlds at a short distance. The third round was as an agronomist in Gush Katif. Hope for the best.
Ilan: I grew up in the valley of Isreal. Mary’s spouse. I was a helicopter pilot in the Air Force and the police. There is a gap between the values of partnership and equality in Mishmar HaEmek, the army and the police. My friction was with the negative side of the conflict. The solution is in the personal and human relationship. The connection from my experience in the army and police is complex.
Roni tells in great detail about our friends across the fence.
With the joining of the people of Mabu’im and Netivot Mary talks about the population density in the world.
Oded continues to provide data on an extreme gap in the standard of living between Gaza and Israel.
The four young guys comment that what attracts them to the lighthouse is the different opinions from what they hear around them. They also emphasize that the opinions expressed here are based on prior knowledge and life experience.
Jaber talks about the feeling of being a minority. Yet there is power and meaning to others in which both I and the lighthouse keepers live – the minority has power in perseverance and determination and has influence.
Oded tells of a geographer who claims that there are 2,000 communities in the world that are defined as nationalities. Only 200 of them have territory.
A historical discussion develops about the development of the concept of nationality.
Jaber says that the most human person is the Bedouin in the desert.
Who arrived today? Oded, Assaf, Moshe, Roni, Mary, Ilan, Jaber, Malki, Uzi, Yogev, Ofek, Oren from Netivot, Meitav Mabuaim and Hyuta.
Who wrote? Hayuta.