Peace dialogue and The Third Temple

In view of the starting dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians we may ponder about Freedom and Territoriality:

Territory and its survival endow its dwellers with a feeling of confidence.

Every territory has its own conditions, laws and beliefs.

To be acquainted with the dwellers of other territories, we need to demolish our own territorial frontiers by a slow and consistent learning of the Other.

We should give up speculations about the other.

We should give up absolute truths.

We should give up the aim to attain an ideal situations.

The New is never an extension of what we already know.

The New is not yet apparent.

May the two sides overcome the desire to cling to their own status quo and dare jump into the Unknown, slowly but decisively building the Third Temple, this time not based on physical stones but on spiritual zest to co-live in equality and mutual respect.

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About Dr. Dorit Kedar

Forced to continuously change nations, cultures and schooling - I had to develop a wider sense of communication, a way of thinking-feeling-behaving which stresses the common denominators. The need to adapt new landscapes and land-souls has taught instinctive means to overcome separatism, prejudices, dogmatic beliefs and suspicions. While looking for the common gathering denominators, I have also increased the ability of perception and individuation. Being constantly in estranged places has triggered psychological processes to turn the unfamiliar into familiar. As an art critic in the Israeli press, a curator, a writer - have always dealt with the otherness, the different and the infinite variety of the Existent. My Book of Peace is the result.
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