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Best of both worlds: the Beatles and peace in the ME

OK, it’s an ex-Beatle and some symbolic chitchat, but this seems to be a step in the right direction.

McCartney joins peace group

Paul McCartney joined a peace group working to bring together moderates from the Israeli and Palestinian camps. The former Beatle was named an honorary member of the international board of advisers of the OneVoice Movement.

MCartney met with representatives of the group for the first time last September during a visit to Israel to perform a concert in Tel Aviv.

“Having met representatives of the association OneVoice, I was impressed, first of all, by the fact that half of the organization is Palestinian and half is Israeli. They told me that the vast majority of people in both societies are moderates and simply want a better life for their families and themselves. This gave me great hope that one day, people like them will help to bring about a peaceful resolution to the troubles in the area. I am, therefore, happy to lend my support in this way to the cause of peace.”

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March 24, 2009 - Posted by | Peace movement | ,

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