Subj:  Palestinians & Jews: A National Call to Dialogue
Date:  8/21/2001 11:53:58 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: (Libby & Len Traubman)

22 August 2001

Dear colleagues in Palestinian-Jewish relationship-building and education,

      Those dear to us in the Middle East are in great need, with
difficulty in bringing forth compassion and imagination.  Citizens outside
the region can be a source of ideas and encouragement, we believe.
      In response, after nine-years and 110 meetings in sustained dialogue
and cooperation, the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San
Mateo County wishes to spark increased hope, creativity, and involvement of
North American citizens to discover a Middle East peace process that works
for all.
      We believe in the greatness of the human spirit and mind.  So we ask
our fellow citizens -- women and men, young and old -- to gather together
wherever you live and respond to:


                 A call
               to engage
        Palestinians and Jews
        and supportive others,
                   in a
           national dialogue
             rise above war,
        listen to all narratives,
        overcome stereotypes,
  see each other's equal humanity,
  learn to be for both peoples, and
help our two great cultures prosper
            for the good of all.

Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San Mateo County
                       Muslims, Jews, and Christians
      Holocaust survivors and 15th generation Palestinian Arabs
     celebrating nine years of talking, listening, and cooperating

             1448 Cedarwood Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
      Tel: 650-574-8303               
      Fax: 650-573-1217 
           Printed materials on Palestinian-Jewish dialogue
           are available by airmail at no cost upon request.