The Time is Now, The Clock is Ticking…

Dec 12, 2007 Published under Mideast Negotiations, OneVoice Movement

Darya Shaikh, US Executive Director of the PeaceWorks Foundation, and Erin Pineda, International Communications Coordinator for the OneVoice Movement, just shared with me this draft that they are sending out tomorrow to our tens of thousands of signatories and friends – announcing a compelling new phase for the One Million Voices to End the Conflict Campaign.


Today, December 12, 2007, to mark the start of official negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian negotiation teams, OneVoice is starting the countdown for 365 days of civic action toward a two state solution - one year of holding ourselves – the international community and our elected representatives – accountable.

Last month in Annapolis, Prime Minister Olmert and President Abbas agreed “to engage in vigorous, ongoing and continuous negotiations … [and] make every effort to conclude an agreement before the end of 2008.” And OneVoice was there too in support of the leadership.

OneVoice supports the serious steps that Abbas and Olmert are taking to negotiate a mutually-acceptable two state solution, guaranteeing an independent Palestinian state at peace with Israel.  And we are pledging to put our support behind them as they start this difficult process.

To remind all citizens about their duty to support the process, on December 12, 2007 OneVoice is launching 11 digital screens – 5 in Ramallah and 6 in Tel Aviv – displaying countdown clocks set for a one year: one year to achieve an independent Palestinian state at peace with Israel, one year to end the violence and end the conflict … one year for citizens to take a stand in support of the process.

OneVoice is simultaneously launching countdown clocks online as a representation within the international community that we are holding ourselves, and our leaders who took part in the Annapolis conference, accountable to playing our part in this process.

We all too often speak about the failures of leadership. But we too have a responsibility to do our part.  We are launching a countdown clock to remind ourselves that over the next year – until December 12 , 2008 – we must consider: What are WE willing to do to help end the conflict?

Countdown with us – ways you can be involved:

The OneVoice Teams

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

related posts

post a new comment