Our planet never knew such example of darkness
and evil attack. The resolute moment and examination in our maturity has
Land and Israel territories are the main historical and religious area of the
world that belongs equally to all people... It is not only a political task to
stop the act of vandalism in the Middle East... The absolute evil is human
indifference... Any believer has no right to be reconciled by that under
pretext of the interethnic conflict, the ancient enemy of the Christ and our
eternity life takes away from us the holiness... This war is against humanity
and against all of us...
«And when He was came near (Jerusalem), He beheld the city,
and wept over it, saying, If you had know, even thou, at least in this thy day,
the things which belong into thy peace» Luke, 19, 41 – 42.
The Ethical Committee «RAY» starts the campaign
provide an international status and reliable protection for the sites of
pilgrimage on the Holy Land»
Make them the places of peace and unification people with
STOP the violence on the Holy
Only because of miracle the Church Of
Nativity in Bethlehem had survived. Mankind, wake up, unit and start acting!
04. 2002 After peace initiatives of Vatican, USA and Europe, named as
«peace in exchange for territories», from the end of March 2002, many new
outbursts of enmity and many acts of violence had again happened in the Holy
Land. After the series of terrorist’s attacks in Israel (in Haifa on March,
30), peace inhabitants were lost, women and children have suffering again, and
Israel began scale military actions named «The wall of Protection» against
Palestine. On the March, 31, Israel Forces occupied 6 out of 7 cities on the
Western Banks, including Bethlehem, Bethany and Jericho. Only names of this
towns cause the sacred trembling in the souls of believers.
Since April 1, near Bethlehem the Church Of
Nativity, where the most ancient and most holy relicts of Christian History are
besieged, the street fights are continuing. City and the area in a front of the
Church filled with the bodies of victims. And each victim shot at the walls of
this Church – is shot at the heart of Christians.
World Christian Community, the United Nations and EU undertake while
inefficient efforts to interfere with the conflict and to stop this wild madness.
However, the Israeli Government, and personally Ariel Sharon, not let the
international peacemakers and journalists in a zone of operations. Any attempts
to remove and make the independent recording are being immediately interrupted
by the noisy bombs. Most of the press articles about this conflict are
obviously tendentious. Foreign tourists and pilgrims are in an extra hurry to
be evacuated from Bethlehem, active surrounding of the Church of Nativity
proceeds. Almost all Christian churches and relics are seized by Palestinians
or besieged by Israelis.
Holy Land is in black clouds of fratricidal hatred and madness right now. It is
filled with blood, is covered with wounds by bombs and shells, tormented with
caterpillars of thousand tanks and rocket installations. In Holy of the Holiest
of Christianity there is the orgy of murders and desecrations of basic relics.
In a sight of guns and tanks – in literal sense of this word the Cradle, the
Beginning, the Source of the Christian civilization and culture, when the major
moment of it happened and the Light has come in the World for enlighten
planet never knew such example and fury of forces of darkness and evil. In contrary
to protests and all the efforts of the World Christian Community and personally
Pop John Paul II, in contrary to any reasonable sense, there is an active at
the all levels of DESTRUCTION of the HOLY LAND is taking place. Only the heavy
overcast and fog did not allow Israelis to use aircraft bombing and be
completely done and destroy it totally. We are all responsible for this.
The moment for main exam of our humanity has come. Do all of us understand,
what has truly happened? Have we become wiser and protect our main relics?
Whether we shall manage to keep and rescue the Holy Land for our
last events in the Middle East and on the Holy Land
The Cradle of
Christianity – is in tanks-sights. We all are responsible!
time is over. The resolute moment and examination in our maturity has
come. This war is definitely against
our God. This war is the war with His Blessing to all of us. This is the war
against True, History and Education. So, it is the war against Life on the
Earth. It is the war against all of us living here and against those who
will come later. In this war there cannot be winners.
is not terrible in itself: «do not be afraid of killing the body» –
called us Jesus. But it magnificently blossoms in the atmosphere of our
indifference and welcomes to do it. 2002 ago Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem
to come for all and for everyone with words «peace to you!»
God came to ALL PEOPLE, does not matter of their skin color or nationality.
There are no Greeks or Jews for Him.
And because of this the Land of Palestine and Israel
is not only their personal state territory. It belongs to mankind. It is our
main spiritual treasure and an inexhaustible source of belief for pilgrims from
the whole world around us.
Do not deprive yourselves and your descendants of our main
treasure! Rescue the Holy Land from defilement and utter annihilation, protect
and save it for your children and grandchildren!
declare a district PROTEST and demand an immediate SETTLEMENT of the war
situation on the Holy Land. Besides of innocent victims matter, there are a lot
of unprecedented spiritual disasters and blasphemies may happen there. This can
bring an irreparable damage to a spiritual condition of whole mankind. And even
more, it can put our unit future under a big question. A true believer
must not reconcile with the situation when, under the musk of the interethnic
conflict, the real war against greatest humanity values took place. The ancient
enemy of Christ is trying to destroy our holiest treasures, our Religion,
Culture and History. By angriness and blood flows, by screams and filings of
panic and fears, by tanks earth shaking and bombs noise, the place of the
greatest Revelations and the main Sacraments of faith are totally destroying.
This is not only a political task. This is an
examination for all of us and a test of our true love to God. May be our
call – is the last hope for people future. If we truly believe and
if we are true children of God, we have no right to remain indifferent to those
inconceivable blasphemies and violations in the Holy Land. The Secretary
General of United Nations, Kofi Annan, acting on one of last sessions of the
Council of Europe, has declared, that protecting his citizens from terrorism,
Israel has no right to break down norms of the international cooperation and
safety. It would be desirable to add, that especially it is impossible to break
ethical and moral standards to trample and destroy universal values. All people
of good will should unite the efforts and give resolute repulse to evil
whatever form it uses to hide itself.
Stop the violence and bloodshed on the Holy Land!
the bloodshed in the Cradle of Love!
Stop the Holy Land distraction!
It is the only one and there will never be another.
and peace to the churches, relics, and sites of pilgrimage!
all of believers the opportunity for praying and acquiring blessing in the Holy
We should show our active position and wisdom. We
can inspire Creator to grant us with peace on the planet and in our own souls. The Ethics Committee «RAY» starts to gather signatures of
people of good will, Christians, and other believers around the world in
support of our protest and for PROVIDING to the SITES OF PILGRIMAGE an
INTERNATIONAL STATUS (see the end of this material).
Tanks are in Bethlehem's gardens!
The March of born blinds.
are near the walls of Bethlehem!
Church of Nativity is besieged!
Place of King was born.
steel bugs hit the roads
rashly, in plague's rhythm,
cradles and baptismal fonts
all of us born too.
got in the miracle arteries!
are in the Holy of Holiness!
clouds and corpses are there
is the Most Glory of who are living.
war is against our God,
against His Eternal Truth.
who throw balls
the private bowling room,
games in their minds wrongly.
them rates are so miserable.
a tiny market shop –
tanks are counting the corners,
above the bakeries
echo of an ancient disaster booms.
the thirst of revenge
and forces the roads,
which our Savior left over His footprints.
blinds born just spat
Councils of Europe
who are not communicants
Light and see nothing,
hard to lie
turn over human brains.
are in Bethlehem's gardens!
jumping with angriness,
with not listening to Profits,
just with them own wishes
to return in wildness.
try to break by tanks Sanctity
revolt against the Law
Word named and set up
As a PEACE
Till the End from Above.
support this Memorandum and will to put the signature under it, go here. In
case of temporal technical problems send a short message on support with the
indication of the name, occupation, address and any information you want to email@example.com
will be transferred to the United Nations, to the Security Council of Europe,
to the President of USA George Bush, and to the Leaders of the Governments of
conflicting sides in the Middle East. We will inform about the results of this
action permanently on a site http://www.luchmir.com
April 2-9, 2002. This photos are of AP and
View of the door of the Church of the Nativity in the Old City of Bethlehem,
April 8, 2002. Israeli troops fired shots at the Church and battled Palestinian
gunmen in the West Bank towns of Jenin and Nablus,
defying U.S. demands that they end their offensive. (Magnus Johansson/Reuters)
Smoke billows of the left side of the compound of the Church of the Nativity in
the Old City of Bethlehem, April 8, 2002. Israeli troops and tanks in a
five-day standoff with Palestinians holed up in the church opened fire at the
building, causing a blaze in the offices belonging to a local monastery, the
governor of the West Bank city said. (Oleg Popov/Reuters)
group of Israeli soldiers take cover behind an APC as they advance near the
Nativity church in the old part of Bethlehem, April 5, 2002. The Israeli army
said it helped four priests slip out of the church. They appeared to be the
first clergy to leave the church, one of Christianity's holiest sites, since
about 200 Palestinian gunmen and civilians burst in when Israeli troops invaded
the West Bank town on Tuesday. (Magnus Johansson/Reuters)
soldiers check their weapons after leaving the West Bank city of Bethlehem at
the Gilo checkpoint at the outskirts of Jerusalem,
April 5, 2002. Secretary of State Colin Powell will leave Sunday for a Middle
East mission aimed at bringing Israelis and Palestinians closer to peace, State
Department spokesman Philip Reeker said Friday.
group of demonstrators gathers near the Israeli embassy in Washington Thursday,
April 4, 2002, to protest Israeli actions in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
The same cannot be repeat !
We all are responsible!
We can protect
together the Holy Land from violence, desecrations and destructions!