We have decided to make Christmas gifts to family this year with a
contribution to organizations like yours that make a difference in
places around the world with the greatest innocent suffering. Thank
you.

Lin and David Zahrt
Turin, IA

I’m what might be called a “main-stream” Israeli – not the
kind of person who would go demonstrating against the security fence
since I support it. By chance I ran into a report of yours on
poisoning of pastures which took place in 2005 by Havat Ma’on
settlers. The more I read about what is going on there, the more rage
I feel. The people there are far from being terrorists. They are
simple people trying to make a living, while the settlers and the
army do all they can to make life miserable. I am shocked and
appalled. I am so upset that I would go out and do something I never
dreamt of doing – to stand on “the other side.”

Mike Berg
Tel Aviv, Israel

I find your work in Palestine very moving and am proud of the many
“Easter people” who have been on the front line of peace work
there.

Joy Pople
Baldwinsville, NY

Acá en Pereira seguiremos acompañándoles en oración. Decimos
Amén a la entrada en paz de los miles de indígenas a Bogotá.

Martha Lucia Gómez
Colombia
Here in Pereira we will continue to accompany CPT in prayer. We
say Amen to the peaceful march of thousands of indigenous people to
Bogota.


As a charter Reserve Corps member on the Hebron team in 1995, I
hail your valiant efforts to make peace in a challenging place over
such a long period. You brought hope where there was little to be
had, a voice of reason to a crazy situation, and light to the dark.
The dedication and courage of the CPTers I worked with, and those I
have read about weekly for the past 13 years, have advanced
tremendously the use of nonviolent action in dangerous situations. I
am glad CPT will continue it’s presence in At-Tuwani, and other
places around the globe.

John Reuwer
Radford, VA

Thank you for all you do. What you leave behind will just keep
working. Heart work never fades.

Penny Bainbridge
Douglas County, NE

Sorry to have the CPT Hebron site close! It’s been a wonderful
witness to the Hebron peoples as well as to us North Americans. I
know from contacts among some Jews who live in Canada and Israel,
that it has been seen as a good witness for peace and justice.

Brice Balmer
Kitchener, ON

My very first visit to Palestine in April/May 2002 was with CPT,
and in 2003 I was fortunate to join a CPT delegation to Iraq. After
that first CPT experience in the West Bank, I returned five more
times. And just a few weeks ago I made my seventh visit to Palestine
as one of the passengers who sailed to break the siege of Gaza (along
with CPTer Anne Montgomery). It will be a very sad day for the
Palestinians of Hebron when CPT closes the door of its apartment, and
I know it will be hard for you to leave your friends there. I am
humbled and privileged to have been allowed to join CPT.

Mary Hughes-Thompson
Los Angeles, CA

Your organization is a real blessing and a proof that violence can
be eliminated without being mirrored, and that hatred can be overcome
by love. God bless you.

Micael Grenholm
Sweden