AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce I saw a film, #Crescendo, that made a lot of sense. It was the formation of anOrchestra, consisting of equal numbers of Israeli & Palestinian musicians who join together, learn to talk to each other, see each and make beautiful music together. The Palestinians can do the same today. Reframe their dialogue with Israelis & seek a meaningful peace and prosperity for the Palestinian people. Brett Stephens has a point.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/30/opinion/middle-east-peace-plan.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce After 70 yrs bus transportation is available in Tel Aviv & other more secular cities. Credit for this grass roots effort, goes to a dysfunctional government. The People are using the transportation & they account for 40-45% of the minority transportation. Progress & welcome!

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/new-shabbat-bus-service-in-israel-is-an-instant-hit-so-why-did-it-take-so-long-1.8169017

The Voice of Joyce: Photos of Israel (October 2013)

  Dear Followers: Photos from my Trip with the Technion group October, 2013  The Slide show starts with Jerusalem.  Enjoy!  The photos cover Ramallah and Rawabi in the West and the Bunkers bordering Gaza near the Erez Crossing , Israel’s southern Territories.  The drawings are by Israeli children experiencing the bombing, facing trauma.  There are … More The Voice of Joyce: Photos of Israel (October 2013)

The Voice of Joyce: Archival Posts on Israel

Dear followers:   Since our discussions on Periscope, I thought I’d re-post my Blogs from 2013 , when I made 2 trips to Israel.  One in January, with members from The Stephan Wise Free Synagogue and the last trip in November with the North Eastern Division of The American Technion Society.   My thoughts are … More The Voice of Joyce: Archival Posts on Israel

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: #Step up for Israel/Update on events in Jerusalem

Four Jews were killed and several more were critically injured in a terrorist attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, early Tuesday morning. Below is more information about the attack and suggestions for how you can show solidarity. The two Palestinian suspects are residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood Jabel Mukabaer. This morning, they entered the Kehilat … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: #Step up for Israel/Update on events in Jerusalem

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Step Up for Israel & Jerusalem

Today’s Step Up For Israel call with Israel Police Foreign Press Spokesman, Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld, where he briefed us on the security situation in Jerusalem. While the police and security services are doing a heroic job at trying to curb the terrorist attacks and rioting that is taking place here in Jerusalem, many people feel … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Step Up for Israel & Jerusalem