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The Peace Bus from Jerusalem to the Gaza Border - 5th Journey! Today, Friday, Aug. 22,
From: Bus of Peace
busofpeace@gmail.com

The Peace Bus from Jerusalem to the Gaza Border - 5th Journey!

Today, Friday, Aug. 22, the Peace Bus from Jerusalem to the Gaza Border will
set out on its 5th Journey. Now more than ever important after the negotiations
in Cairo failed and the fire broke out. As long as people are dying, we have the
moral obligation to work for peace with all our strength.

ATTENTION: decoration of the Peace Bus starts this time at 7:30 and the bus
leaves Gan Hapoamon at 8:30!

NEVER AGAIN WAR - LET`S GIVE PEACE A CHANCE and WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL WE TALK.
Spreading the seeds of peace between people and calling upon the authorities on
both sides to cease hostilities and come together for sincere peace talks, we
continues our mission.

We continue collecting donations for humanitarian aid to people of Gaza from
people of Israel. Collecting medicine, hygienic products and food for civilians
in Gaza, we hope to ease – if only by a small bit - the humanitarian catastrophe
in Gaza and encourage the public to undertake direct humanitarian relief
actions. All donations collected will be delivered with our partner,
international health relief organization CARITAS to Gaza. We ask you to donate
to help us on our mission, if you can not give us your donation inn person. All
the money will use to buy the donations and bring them to Caritas:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bus-peace-4rd-jorney/x/8356905
is a crowdfinding website connected to our donation account)

We received around 8000 NIS already, of which we spent by now 7600 NIS on
supplies for Gaza.

Each person donating for Gaza will get flowers from the Peace Bus. Our
collections are supported by the organizations `Women for Women` and `Women say
Enough`, who is engaged in the peace movement and organized collections across
the country.

PROGRAM OF THE JOURNEY

We will meet once again on Friday, 21.8, at 7.30 am in the Liberty Bell Garden
(Gan Hapoamon), Jerusalem, to decorate our Peace Bus with flowers and art craft.


At 8.30 am our journey starts with support of the family of the Jerusalem Peace
maker Haj Ibrahim Abu-Hawa from the Mt. of Olives, whose son will be driving us
this Friday.

At 09.30 am we are invited to join the meeting of the SULHA Project, which
promotes the peace between Abrahamic religions (http://www.sulha.com/),
Jewish-Arabic village Newe Shalom, the village of the future in the Middle East
(http://wasns.org/)

At 12.00 Noon we will have a ceremony at the Kikar Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. We
will express our demands to stop the war and start the negotiations for a long-
term peace solution, under the presence of the media, which we will inform in
advance, lighting candles and lying down flowers, rehan (basilicum), olive
branches and henna powder on symbolical self-created memorial place on the Rabin
square to commemorate all human being on both sides, who died as victims of the
long-lasting, devastating conflict, shocked by the war and with hope to
establish the future of peace together. We invited Israeli and Palestinian peace
organizations to take part in this event, which is meant to be a starter- event
for a larger protest event on Friday, 29.08, initiated by the Peace Bus. ONLY
UNITY FOR PEACE CAN PREVENT THE FUTURE BLOODSHED.

Between 1pm and 3 pm we will be collecting donations from people of Israel to
people of Gaza in the Gush Dan area.

At 4 pm we will have a meeting with families from the South Israel, who live
near the Gaza border. The meeting will take place in Sderot, while many families
from the neighboring communities will join the meeting. The purpose of this
visit is to understand what exactly it means to live in the war- torn zone and
why these families do not want another war.

Afterwards we will lay down flowers near the Gaza border, to commemorate all
those who perished in the conflict on both sides.

At the end of the journey, in Jerusalem, we are invited by the initiator of
`Beads for Peace` Maya Bloom in her house for a comfortable beading, cup of tea
and a relaxing evening.
(About: http://njjewishnews.com/article/1461/bead-by-bead-crafters-support-a-
mideast-peace)


Since we want every penny donated for the humanitarian relief in Gaza to go for
that specific purpose, we ask every participant to pay 100NIS contribution for
the expenses of this journey (bus and decorations only). Please let me know in
advance about your participation, in order to reserve a seat! Thank you!


Contact: busofpeace@gmail.com
last minute: 05865667676

Here you can make your donations! Thank you very much! Mark as a purpose
`medicine for Gaza`, `Peace Bus` or `Medicine for Gaza and Peace Bus`.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bus-peace-4rd-jorney/x/8356905
is a crowdfinding website connected to our donation account)

The mission of the Peace Bus is to proclaim non-violence and connect the Peace
movement for the long-lasting peace. The Peace movement was not ready during
this war to seriously challenge the fierce pro-war attitude on both sides. There
might be a next time, so we need to be ready...

Visit our Event on the facebook:
אוטובוס השלום ממשיך בדרך! The bus of Peace بَاص السَلام
ttps://www.facebook.com/events/678843702197246/
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