The Jerusalem Hug
June 20, 2011
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The aim of the “Jerusalem Hug” is to promote a peaceful experience, a life of freedom and joy to all people. The “Jerusalem Hug” will focus on love, respect and unity between all people. With this attitude the participants will spread out around the walls of the Old City holding hands, singing and praying for peace and respect for all humankind.
The “Jerusalem Hug” took already place in 2007, 2008, 2009 and in 2010. The events were joined by more than 4000 participants; residents of Jerusalem, Palestinians and Israeli, as well as peace activists from Israel and from all over the world.
The next “Jerusalem Hug” will be on Sunday July 3rd 2011.
The “Jerusalem Hug” is a symbol for another way to achieve peace. Everywhere the belief in a political solution of the Middle East conflict has been gone down to point zero. There ought to be found another way and that is the way of the heart. We believe that when we find peace in ourselves and when we are able to forgive, world peace will come closer. Change begins at the basis.
The “Jerusalem Hug” gives expression to this wish for change as a concrete statement. Jerusalem stands as a symbol for peace and forgiveness in the world. Let Jerusalem be a city of connection, the heart of the world where unity and peace will be a fact.
Each year, “Jerusalem Hug” will grow in size to become a larger and larger event, with every year more participants. The “Jerusalem Hug” is intended to evolve into an all encompassing apotheosis for peace in 2012, where Palestinians and Israelis will hopefully be united in peace for all times to come.