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Choose a peacebuilder who inspires you.  Add a quote to your email signature or Facebook profile, along with a link to their interview.  Browse Visionaries to find a quote, or pick one from the selection below.  Make sure to credit the Just Vision website.

 

“There’s no pro-Israeli or pro-Palestinian. There’s pro-solution.”   

Robi Damelin, Encounter Point. www.justvision.org/encounterpoint

"Revenge is akin to spreading poison in your own kitchen. Maybe one of your children will take it and put it in his mouth."    

From Just Vision's interview with Nasser Laham of Ma'an News Agency: www.justvision.org/portrait/nasser-laham

"I believe injustice cannot prevail indefinitely. I think history is stronger than all of us...”   

From Just Vision's interview with Yehuda Shaul of Breaking the Silence: www.justvision.org/portrait/yehuda-shaul

“If I consider myself a peace activist, then all my words and actions must be devoted to peace. For me this is Jihad, and if I die doing this I will be considered a martyr.”   

From Just Vision’s interview with Ibtisam Mahamid: www.justvision.org/portrait/ibtisam-mahamid

"Sovereignty is irrelevant to sanctity. ... When a man sanctifies a site and for that repulsive sanctity surrenders his life, or his children's lives, it's a tragedy." 

From Just Vision's interview with Yitzhak Frankenthal: http://www.justvision.org/portrait/yitzhak-frankenthal

“Usually people seek peace for themselves. We should seek peace for others.”   

From Just Vision’s interview with Ali Abu Awwad: www.justvision.org/portrait/ali-abu-awwad

“One half of the populace’s discourse deals with peace, the other deals with rights and injustice. There’s a clash between them.”   

From Just Vision’s interview with Devorah Brous: http://www.justvision.org/portrait/devorah-brous

“We think that true peace means you recognize how the other is different from you, not how the other is the same.”   

From Just Vision’s interview with the late Professor Dan Bar-On: www.justvision.org/en/portrait/late-professor-dan-bar

“As Palestinians inside Israel we have a big role in the conflict and should be the link between the two sides… We speak two languages and have two voices.”   

From Just Vision’s interview with Khulood Badawi: http://www.justvision.org/portrait/khulood-badawi

“When we talk about nonviolence as a form of resistance we also mean it as a way to build our society.”   

From Just Vision’s interview with Sami Awad of Holy Land Trust: http://www.justvision.org/portrait/sami-awad

“If people are really interested in the welfare of Israel and Palestine, they will find a way to force us to negotiate a peace that works for both sides.”   

From Just Vision’s interview with Gila Svirsky: www.justvision.org/portrait/gila-svirsky