What are the rules, or should there be rules?

Some historical notes:

At Camp Ramah, a Zionist youth camp outside the southern rim of the Catskills [ which was primarily used by BeTar ], The North American Jewish Students’ Network [ A moderate leftists Independent American Jewish Student – Youth National Organization .] held a conference in the Spring of 1975 to consider the consequences of the Yom Kippur War, and what about the Palestinians.

Yossi ben Dak:

Here a Yossi ben Dak was brought on board to give additional evidence about  who are the Palestinians as well as a brief orientation to this national campus Jewish student – youth leadership representitive forum about his new group.

The Foundation for Arab – Israeli Reconciliation.

In the end he got his list of campus Jewish supporters along with setting the stage for further inqury by Jewish students on an International scale Jewish  future supportive concerns for the plight of the Palestinians.

Where I came in.

With my name Roger M. Christian. I really stood out and I participated and helped to write the conference resolutions as a full deligate from the Hillel Grad Club, State University of New York at Buffalo.  I also supplied the Israeli flag as well.  How this, becoming a full deligate, happen is too long of a story.

What is important, and what ben Dak – who since has change his first name to its Americanization to Joseph much later after his group fell apart – contributed was this one vital point.

Operations evolving.

To stop the harsh rethoric and begin a personal process of personal self – discovery issues by closely examining ethnocentric commonalities which eachs have.  This was based upon his Phd Thesis on Conflict Resolutions, yet once I used this, his total process, along with TQM Interviewing techniques which I was trained for – – – in the Junior Management training  by Arthur Murray Dance Studio’s management preparation programs and their adaptation of Total Quality Management Corporate Skills of the time and era – – – these additional points became apparently most important as I then was successfully able to apply to advance his process.  Especially in interviewing Arab Students / Scholars.

Beyond the necessity to put a stop to the harsh and at times hateful rethoric and once I reexamined the interviews themselves which impacted a central security needs between  the Israelis and Arabs the centrality of eachs ethnocentric parenting process and its subsequent sociocultural preparation is the central Israeli – Arab and  Palestinian commonality.


And it is from here where additional discoveries were likewise made.

Then with the Israeli – Eygptian Camp David Accords I, as well as others thought that reconciliations were to closely follow. Wrong.  But by then I was no longer a player.

Then came 9 / 11 and now this effort.

What is most apparent is that with out a true reconciliation by both on a social, economic, private, and cultural level no matter the number of peace treaties, and very much like those treaties in which America had with our Native American citizens, they  mean nothing in the long run without real reconciliation first and foremost.

Why now and the beginnings of this process.

The Private Sector Imperative.

In further review all the subsequent pretentions which triggered not only additional harsh rethoric to emerge, but even more deeper seeded hate sentiments as well all have strongly suggested that both the Non – for – Profits and Political leaderships were out of touch with both the Israelis, Arab,  and most certainly the Palestinian peoples. 

This quickly created the focus upon the private sector who were those who invested themselves to developed businesses and industries alike.  They were the central developers of both Israeli, Arab, and Palestinian present existing realities. Here the imperatives in formulating a broader free trades between the Israeli and Palestinian emerged was just as important is its connection to parental developement within each societies as well. This lent direct future focus on job development and career planning – the real positive stuff which created societies in general who are or became affluent and peaceful ” law abidding “ societies.

recent Tel Aviv developments; this just could be Gaza as well.

recent Tel Aviv developments; this just could be Gaza as well.

With both these views in the picture [ parenting – free trade commonalities ], then,  you the reader, what are emotional responses:

. Will it change your views?

. Has this created sharper visions of what is needed to promote peace?

All these question are then brought to your view as the critical factor to remove the harsh and hateful rethoric , as this has been eleminated temporary from you subsequence view during the cognition consumption in your readings of these very words and its immediate cognitive comprehensional resultants.

There is more,  really alot more, and from this base and the varied fascets will probed even deeper.

As side note of what was learned from Arab Students / Scholars and its impact upon my perceptions of Gaza.

Welcome to F.A.I.R. [ Foundation ” For ” Arab – Israeli Reconciliation, Ithaca, New York.]

Everything in which a society hold as sacred is how it is able to nurture its youth.  With the ethnocentric commonalities which exist between the Israelis and Arabs, both family values and the importance of parental preparation in child rearing are joint – crucial issues. Social and personal survival is solely dependent upon this one issue alone.

Here in this next photo are three Palestinians children showing real child – like connectiveness, and sort of play with the photographer – who may be likewise encouraging this behavior as well.

In full with themselves and their photographer.

In full with themselves and their photographer.

This indicates an innocent demure as well.  More importantly they could be  Israeli children too! Furthermore, though, why could they not be both Palestinians and Israeli children as well?

This questions the issues of parenting right at its central heart.  This should not indicate blame, but rather focuses on what is actually involved in eachs’ culture which prepares one for parenting.

There are others similar and potential stronger connectiveness between these two societies and they really speak to the heart of what is indeed the cultual ethnocentricity of commonalities in which both the Israelis and Arabs have.  More importantly, what they really have to offer to each other in which at the heart of this side their inherited historic cultural commonalities are  the mulit level business imperatives which revolves around free trade issues.

Thus this blog is the education center piece of The Foundation ” For ” Arab – Israeli Reconciliation Ithaca, New York.   In addition there is the central network WebSite URL =  F.A.I.R. National – International

Your comments are always welcomed.

Mission: Arab – Israeli Reconciliation

The Foundation ” For ” Arab – Israeli Reconciliation, Ithaca, New York is a private sector inspired approach to enhance meaningful personal and business relations between the Israelis and Arabs.  The greater commonality within the ethnological foundations between the Arabs and the Israeli are the ethics involved in ” Free Trades. “

The steps which are encourages is the development of one on one private efforts of joint discoveries, the development local affiliations into form private groups, the development of contracts for shared resources and businesses, and joint national contracted projects and / or services.

email ithacasocials@aol.com if you desire involvement.