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Senator Debbie Stabenow

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3 January 2012

Dear Senator Debbie Stabenow,

May I wish you and your family a Happy New Year. With your support and that of your fellow senators, may the New Year bring great hope and joy to the Palestinian people and the realization of their wish of a homeland in Palestine.

I am so happy that you share my support for self-determination for the Palestinian people. You said, “U.S. policy has embraced the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel as part of the final peace accords.  However, both sides of this issue must observe the cease-fire agreement and sit down together to negotiate the details of such an arrangement.  I am hopeful that with the Administration’s commitment to helping solve the crisis in the Middle East, a solution can be reached that is amenable to both Palestinians and Israelis.”

We must always be hopeful but the reality on the ground tells us that it may be wishful thinking. If the world’s leaders stay back and do not put pressure on the Israeli government to act, and act now, to conclude the deal that was agreed in Oslo 1993, there will be no more land left for the Palestinians. The Israeli government is going back building more settlements and the America government has withheld $65 million of Unesco funding because of that organizations recognition of the Palestinians’ right to self determination. Please read this link because it is very disturbing, and if the Israeli government continues to refuse to implement the peace agreement, a greater catastrophe might be at Israel’s doorstep.  http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Opinion/Article.aspx?id=251460

As an ordinary person, without any special qualifications to my name, I am not a qualified expert when providing my views on the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. What does qualify me to speak out is my desire to do so in the name of greater humanity.

FINDING FAITH IN A FLOWER

I came not,
To this world on my will

I came not,
To conquer these green fields

I came not,
To control but instead to feel

But above all I came with love,
To serve and contribute

When your faith is running low,
Do think of Sunflower and you will find a glow?

-We need to strive for Greater Humanity – Sunflower, September 1992

Come what may and say what you like, I will never lose interest in my quest to more deeply understand the complex matter of human relationships, to enhance my knowledge in the path and the pursuit of wisdom, enabling me to clear my doubts, fears, and above all, cope with those who are better than me. What is important that I have learned from the experiences of my life is that I must know who I am and what I want out of life. By understanding our own values, we are seeing things in a true light, whereby we will be able to walk on the right path towards our goal. And I have chosen the spiritual path to enlighten my life to reach my goals;

1) Promoting the beauty of all religions

2) Appreciation of different cultures

3) Learning how to share this ONE World for peace, harmony and unity to prevail.

We come to this world with nothing, and similarly, when it’s time to leave, we will leave with nothing. But what I would love to leave behind are my ‘footprints in the sands of time’. My desire is for those footprints to “help pave the road for all to walk in the path of sharing, caring and loving by understanding other people’s needs”, and for these values to help us reach true happiness for humanity. I want to pass these values on and for people to remember me as a loving person.

‘Universal Love Will Save the World’ and it starts with ‘Universal Friendship’. The only thing I want in life is to live a fulfilled one. When I finally close my eyes the last time, I hope to be happy and free, and, keeping my memories of this world and my strong belief that we can reach inner happiness. Yes, if we know what life is all about, than I am sure I will be able to rest in PEACE and the world I leave behind will have more of it as well.

The world must work together as one family, in a balanced manner, seeking a win-win formula, to find the best way forward for the Palestinians people because we do not want them to suffer any more. This problem is man-made and we can solve it together as long as the Jews will be satisfied with 78% of the land and would be “generous” enough to leave the remaining 22% to the Palestinians as promised by Yitshak Rabin in the 1993 Oslo Peace Agreement.

Please read this article about Palestinians Identity written by Daoud Kuttab a Palestinian journalist who was born and lives in Jerusalem after Newt Gingrich said that the Palestinians are historically “an invented people” and that the Palestinian leadership has always sought to destroy Israel. I hope that you will find it enlightening. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/petition-palestine/palestinian-identity/

I pray often for the Americans to have the courage to stand up for the Palestinians instead of simply backing the Jews and Israel without question. Many of us in the world are very disappointed by the lack of balanced and fair treatment for the Palestinians and their pursuit of their own homeland.

To have a JUST WORLD America must lead the way.

Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,

Sunflower Chong

 

From: Senator Debbie Stabenow <senator@stabenow.senate.gov>
To: sunflower_chong@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5:47 AM
Subject: Re: Call for Support for a Palestinian State – Online Petition

December 13, 2011

Dear Chong,

Thank you for contacting me about the conflict in the Middle East. I share your support for self-determination for the Palestinian people.

U.S. policy has embraced the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel as part of the final peace accords.  However, both sides of this issue must observe the cease-fire agreement and sit down together to negotiate the details of such an arrangement.  I am hopeful that with the Administration’s commitment to helping solve the crisis in the Middle East, a solution can be reached that is amenable to both Palestinians and Israelis.

Should related legislation come before the U.S. Senate about this issue, I will keep your strong views in mind.

Thank you again for contacting me.  Please feel free to contact me whenever I can be of assistance to you or your family.

Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator

 

3 December 2011

Dear Senator Debbie Stabenow,

I hope to get your support for this Petition for a Palestinian State.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/call-for-support-for-a-palestinian-state.html#sign

The success of the “Arab Spring” tells us that a “Global Spring” is possible to achieve, too. And it can begin with nothing more than a click of your mouse supporting our petition. The Palestinian people need our support now more than ever, for a “Global Spring” to finally achieve a homeland for their people. To build a better world, everyone must care. We must have the strong faith that we can build a better world for all.

On behalf of the Palestinian people, I thank you all very much for your support. Please spread the word.

Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,

Sunflower Chong

Founder of  http://www.worldharmonyday.com

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