Condemn Terrorist Attack, Let’s Bring Peace
From Raj Kumar, Honolulu, HI
Founder, Gandhi International Institute for Peace
Gandhi International Institute for Peace strongly condemns the terrorist attack on civilians, tourists and kidnapping of men, women and children during the Yom Kippur festival in Israel on October 7, 2023. It was a heinous crime against humanity.
It is time to bring back the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi to the modern world to promote world peace. Mahatma Gandhi once stated,“You must be the change, if you wish to see a change in the world.”
Even though it is an old geo-political issue that has been going on in the Middle East since 1947, we urge the people of Israel and Palestinian National Authority to restore calmness and find a nonviolent solution by implementing the two-nation theory solution rather than the use of terrorist groups as proxies to kill innocent civilians and disrupt peace and communal harmony in that region.
No nation benefits from a war. A war means death, destruction and devastation and human civilization moves backward. It is time for “Peace Now More Than Ever”.
Violence cannot be stopped by violence. It can only be stopped by nonviolent methods to include positive communication, development of trust between two religious and political groups and acceptance of each other by keeping their differences aside. Both groups need to seek diplomatic solutions through the United Nations.
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