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Israeli Runners Forced to Drop Out of ‘Peace Run’ Due to Palestinian Objections A group of Israeli runners taking part in a “peace run” was forced to drop out after Palestinian objections.

The six Israelis were asked to drop out of Australian ultra-marathon runner Pat Farmer’s 900-mile “peace run” from Lebanon to Jerusalem during a stretch through Judea and Samaria due to objections by the Palestinian Olympic Committee.

Farmer said he was “not happy” about the move because it went against the spirit of the run.

The Israeli runners, whose participation was organized by the Yesha Council and the land rights organizations Regavim, decided to continue their run without the group and concluded at Samaria-based Ariel University.

“It’s very sad that the Palestinian Authority would sooner attempt to hide the 375,000 Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, instead of throwing their support behind a genuine attempt to promote peace and coexistence,” Ari Briggs, director of Regavim, told Israel National News.

“True peace is made between people and not by ignoring one and another,” he said.

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Source: The Algemeiner

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2 Responses to Israeli Runners Forced to Drop Out of ‘Peace Run’ Due to Palestinian Objections

  1. cee

    May 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Maybe we should learn that if they do not allow Jews to “run”, they really don’t want to “live” side by side in peace either. Maybe it is time to stop pursuing “peace” with this enemy and engage in a batter defense. Clearly the Peace Emperor has no clothes.

  2. tuvia Bolton

    May 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    The source of Peace is the Creator. In fact….. He invented peace!!! Oseh Shalom bi’mromov etc. How can anyone, (esp. a Jew!!) be so (excuse me) stupid to think that going against G-d will bring peace??? Incredible!!! And be disappointed when the Arabs reject your ‘peace’ efforts. INCREDIBLE!!!
    G-d gave this land to the Jews! All of it!!! Beginning from Abraham.
    True, G-d also gives everyone free will so you can do what you want…. but how can Jews participate in a PEACE run for ‘co-existence’ which is BY DEFINITION the opposite of Peace??!!!! Maybe just keep running till you leave Israel and at least give us some peace of mind!!!