Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF) a New York based non-sectarian organization whose mission is to bring about peace through positive Interreligious gestures and to educate the everyday person, has initiated an effort within the Palestinian territories.
Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF) a New York based non-sectarian organization whose mission is to bring about peace through positive Interreligious gestures and to educate the everyday person, has initiated an effort within the Palestinian territories. The Wasatia Forum is an organization founded by two brothers, Dr. Mohammed and Dr. Munther Dajani in order to teach tolerance to the Palestinian people. They have published a book of principles based on positive quotes from the Holy Qu’ran, demonstrating how the true religion of Islam is one of peace, love and tolerance. The book debunks the incorrect statements use by so-called religious leaders to incite violence and forward their own private agendas of death and destruction. The Dajani brothers have formed Wasatia in order to initially operate summer programs which teach young Palestinians the truth and to encourage tolerance and peace rather than the violence of the children’s military training camps.
Pave the Way Foundation has pledged to support Wasatia in their efforts and recently provided the funds and logistics to translate the Wasatia manual into Hebrew, enabling the everyday Israeli to read and understand its positive message. Noted Sculptor and Israeli advisor to PTWF, Mr Sam Philipe commented "that this is the answer to every Israeli's dreams."
The Dajani brothers are hoping to transition the Wasatia Forum into a viable political party in order to give the Palestinians a third choice in elections between Fatah and Hamas. A recently survey of Palestinians showed that when asked who they plan to vote for in the next elections they state neither Hamas nor Fatah. The Dajani brothers hope to give the Palestinians a clear choice for change by building a transparent infrastructure in a future Palestine based on peace with Israel using the positive values of the Islamic faith as their anchor.
Never taking media reports of the Middle East situation as factual, Gary and Meredith Krupp, founders of Pave the Way Foundation, travel throughout the Holy Land many times during the year to learn the truth and to help encourage positive initiatives such as Wasatia. Mr. Krupp commented that "not only have I personally never witnessed an act of violence or even heard a cross word between a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim in Israel, every Palestinian I have personally met with says exactly the same thing that every Israeli tells us – ‘enough with this fighting we want peace’. These statements are in stark contrast with the picture painted by international media. What we see on television and read in the newspapers does not even resemble our personal experience over the last several years with multiple trips to Israel each year."
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