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Going to Gaza: Ten Days That Changed the World

Going to Gaza Ten Days That Changed the World Going to Gaza Ten Days That Changed the World weaves an amazing story set in one of the most persistent conflict areas of the world Our inability to solve this conflict has undoubtedly contributed to

  • Title: Going to Gaza: Ten Days That Changed the World
  • Author: Colin D. Mallard
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  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • Going to Gaza Ten Days That Changed the World weaves an amazing story set in one of the most persistent conflict areas of the world Our inability to solve this conflict has undoubtedly contributed to the rise of violent religious fundamentalism What can we do Seventy years of continuous war suggests we haven t found the solution What if we tried something else, somethGoing to Gaza Ten Days That Changed the World weaves an amazing story set in one of the most persistent conflict areas of the world Our inability to solve this conflict has undoubtedly contributed to the rise of violent religious fundamentalism What can we do Seventy years of continuous war suggests we haven t found the solution What if we tried something else, something really different, something never tried before Going to Gaza is about such an undertaking It is an exciting and suspenseful story, a sequel to the award winning book, Stillpoint, a novel of war, peace, politics and Palestine The events described in Going to Gaza are a combination of fact and fiction, of beautiful dreams and ugly realities reflections of us, our nature as human beings.

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    1. Colin D. Mallard

      Colin Mallard played in bomb craters and bombed out buildings as a child in England during the Second World War Perhaps this was the origin of his interest in peace He attended University in Boston and was deeply involved in the Civil Rights and Anti War Movements of the 60s In fact, the story of the sanctuary at Boston University s Marsh Chapel, described in Stillpoint, was written from personal experience.He worked for a number of years at an inner city church in Providence with the local black population and was harassed, threatened and beaten by the police Later the church was firebombed and destroyed Some of his many jobs have included such esoteric skills as taxi driver, magician s assistant, tree planter, mountain guide and a street counselor on Vancouver s skid road Colin laughs, Jack of all trades and master of none He spent eleven years as a Unitarian minister His interest in exploring spiritual matters took him into the ministry and out of it again.For the next 20 years he worked as a psychologist For some of that time he lived in Hawaii and worked with families where children had been abused The State believed the family was the best place to raise children and were prepared to provide the needed help He taught parents effective communication and parenting skills, and helped them understand the sources of anger and conflict It was during this time he wrote a first novel, a teaching story for his clients.Behind it all was a consuming interest in the nature of peace and who or what we are as human beings This led him to a lengthy study of Taoism, and Zen and, latterly, the Advaita Masters, Ramesh Balsekar and Dr Jean Klein.He has written a number of books on the subject of peace Something to Ponder, reflections from Lao Tzu s Tao Te Ching, and Understanding, draw the reader into a deep exploration of life and how it works A number of his books have won awards in such categories as Eastern Religion, General Fiction and Interior Design and Layout.His latest novel Stillpoint uses fictional characters to bring to life the events that took place before, during and after the creation of the State of Israel If there is no awareness of what took place and what continues to this day, how can there be any real understanding Colin asks With deep understanding, he continues, shifts in behavior spontaneously take place and peace becomes a possibility Beliefs are not facts he points out, We may believe we can fly but gravity doesn t care what we believe Colin lives on Vancouver Island, where he writes and teaches about the wisdom and insights of Eastern Philosophy He is also an avid soccer player and photographer.

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    1. This book will make you both angry and sad at the atrocities committed if you give it a chance to. The writing asks, "What if?" In doing so, it comes off as quite idealistic but also gives us a chance to believe we should aspire to that idealist goal. It only seems to sympathize with the Palestinian view of the conflict with Israel but this doesn't detract from its message that war and violent tactics are not the only way to deal with conflict between nations and that sometimes it might be neces [...]


    2. I want to start by saying that I am a friend of Colin Mallard’s. Collin’s a master of Eastern Philosophy who applied his wisdom to the disconnect between facts, historical facts and propaganda in Israel and Palestine. He suggested that as over 70 years of violence has achieved nothing maybe it was time to try something different.Last year Colin was about to start a sequel to his book, 'Stillpoint a novel of War Peace Politics and Palestine,' when he was told that he had a form of cancer caus [...]


    3. Going to Gaza is an important book. The complexities of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict are often only superficially understood. Colin Mallard attempts to reveal, through narrative, the difficulties of living in what amounts to be a perpetual war zone. He provides the human story using an extremely creative 'What If' approach. One learns much through his strength of dialogue and that knowledge is often not easy to internalize. I learned a great deal by reading this short fiction piece. If y [...]


    4. The other side of the mirrorThere is always more to a story to which Colin Mallard draws our attention in his hard to put down ‘what if’ scenario of bringing peace finally to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. If only adversaries exhibited (they have the capability as we all do) the willingness to see and explore the other side – it just might happen as this compelling read suggests – or does it, as we are left at the end to waIt for Mallard’s sequel. Will the “circularity of movement [...]


    5. This book is a startling new look at the Israeli-Palestinian situation. Combining the highest events of global politics with the most intimate moments in daily life, the story can't help but impact the way you think about that ongoing conflict.


    6. This book really stretches our perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian situation. The story is both shocking and brilliant, but no doubt some people are going to be offended by the author's very insightful and honest portrayal of the facts on the ground today.


    7. Basing a novel of real life difficulties in today's world put a whole new slant on what I read in the newspaper every day or hear on news and talk radio. It also gave me what I hope is a greater understanding of the complexities that exist in the Middle East.


    8. This is a story of fact mixed with fiction. It has integrity in that the characters are living breathing individuals not two dimensional reproductions of thought It is both a good tale and thought provoking,. not one to skim, but one to read and be invested in.


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