Working toward Palestinian - Israeli Peace

Throughout the history of the modern State of Israel, peace has eluded all of the people of the region PTWF is working with prominent Palestinians who wish to give the Palestinian people another choice. Contrary to media coverage of this region, the Palestinians and the Israelis desperately want peace. The media seems to only report on the exceptional few extremists. The truth is all of of the people from both sides have the same message. For three generations we have been at war and we don't want our children to have to continue this.

 

Gary Krupp brings the manual of Wasatia to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

The Dajani family is beginning a movement towards starting a third electoral party in Palestine. PTWF is committed to help make this a reality.

In Dr. Dajani's own words you can see the essence of the Wasatia Party:

"Wasatia is a concept extracted from the Arabic word "wasat" which means "middle of the road", and "center of the circle". It is used in Arabic to mean also "balance" "moderation". In the Holy Quran, it is used to mean "goodness", "righteousness", "justice", and "straightforwardness" . Wasat is said to be that which is in the midst of extremes such as hot and cold, rich and poor, empty and full, generosity and stinginess, courage and cowardice.
It is time for wasatia creed to emerge and rise in the Moslem world that it may draw the best and the brightest from among the Moslem community. The new initiative adopts the wasatiah Islamic tradition and the shura Islamic concept as its main pillars. Al-Wasatiah calls for Muslims to take mid-ground that stands between those who sanctify strict tradition and those who opt for rational thinking in reading and explaining the Holy Quran in compliance with the Surah in the Holy Quran: ً{And so we have created you a midway nation.}
The wasatia concept is reflected also in many other verses in the Quran such as:  {Be neither miserly nor prodigal, for then you should either earn reproach or be reduced to penury.} Al-shurah Islamic tradition advocates collective and consultative decision-making.
The goal will remain to seek peace and move to the center away from radicalism. The wasatia road taken in conflict resolution is negotiation, not confrontation. It is not win-lose situation but the win-win situation"  - Dr Munther S. Dajani, Professor, Dean, Faculty of Arts Al Quds University-Jerusalem

 

Professors Munther and Mohammad Dajani meeting in Jerusalem with Aleksandar Simic, Gary Krupp and Meredith Krupp of  PTWF

Wasatia Office

 

Holy books of all religions are displayed at the Wasatia office with the teachings of tolerance and understanding of other faiths

Donate to the Wasatia Forum - Anyone wishing to donate to the Wasatia forum and help to achieve its success, may do so through PTWF. Tax deductible checks may be made out to Pave the Way Foundation noted for the Wasatia Forum.

 

Testimonials

"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005

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Awards

Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land

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