The winds of change are blowing fiercely across the sands of the Middle East. Most would agree that it is in every body’s best interest to take the energy on the Arab street, and to point it in a more hopeful and positive direction.
A group of us are working to put a team together, Visionaries for Peace, who will put in place a new model for the Middle East, by inspiring people with a Vision of Hope for the region, and delivering on the promise with jobs: jobs which grow our economies, jobs which protect the environment, and jobs which help to weaken the hold of extremist thinking, wherever such thinking is to be found.
Our goal is to build a Green Industrial Zone in a place like Gaza, where we envision thousands of Jews, Christians and Muslims showing up to work on a daily basis, and using state-of-the-art research and technology to address issues endemic to the region, such as: clean water, food production, healthcare and green energy.
In short, we want our industrial zone to resonate on as many levels as possible, so as to serve as a beacon of hope for all to see, and for all to follow, all around the world.
If successful, this project will answer the three greatest questions of our time: How do we grow our economies? How do we protect the environment? And how do we weaken the hold of extremist thinking? As such, the project will likely attract worldwide attention and additional investment dollars so as to allow for replication, in a bid to revitalize the entire Middle East with jobs, to bring stability, and to reclaim a sense of Arab dignity and Arab pride. At a time when the whole world is looking for answers, what begins as a single solitary project could well blossom into a movement for change.
We can’t do this alone! We welcome your advice, comments and contacts. If you know of someone we should speak with, someone who can help to make this dream come true, please let us know.
Some may say that this is just naïve or wishful thinking. But considering the alternatives, this may well be the time, before time runs out, to dream the impossible, and to make the impossible come true. Your help could make all the difference in the world.
An Ideology of Common Sense
An Ideology of Common Sense is a new way of thinking and a new way of talking to one another, a new framework for rational discourse, based on the proposition that even in our fractured world there exists a core set of principles which are universal in their scope, and which have universal appeal. Common sense may be the only gift we were given to bring order to our lives. In our fractured world, common sense is the common denominator!
A New Model for The Middle East: The Opportunity for Change, The Vision that will be Required, and the Model that will make the Vision Real
A Middle East Initiative to Put in Place a New Model for the Region, by Seizing the Opportunity that Now Exists for Change, by Embracing a Vision that Will Allow Us to Take Advantage of the Opportunity, and by Building a Model that Gives Substance to the Vision, a Vision of Hope, a vision of Peace, Prosperity and Freedom, on the Arab Street, in the Muslim World, and in the World as a Whole.