(PRWEB) June 3, 2008
The events of that day we call 9/11 was the catalyst for a few thoughtful, committed, American Jews, Christians and Muslims to establish the non-profit Olive Trees Foundation for Peace/OTFFP in Orlando, Florida in June of 2003.
As of June 2008, forty-one thousand trees of peace, reconciliation and opportunity have now been deeply rooted at schools, houses of worship and on private property in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Twenty-five food bearing trees can sustain the average sized Holy Land family as well as provide exports of olives, oil, soap, wood crafts and job opportunities from nursery, factory to exportation.
The dream of the OTFFP community is to blanket the Holy Land with one million food bearing trees as our way of literally extending the olive branch of reconciliation to all our cousins in the family of Father Abraham, by providing opportunities for all the people of Israel Palestine.
Inspired by the OTFFP community and her first of five journeys into Israel Palestine, author and speaker, Eileen Fleming, has dedicated all proceeds from "KEEP HOPE ALIVE" to the Olive Trees Foundation for Peace until the OTFFP dream becomes reality.
"KEEP HOPE ALIVE" is a fictionalized retelling of the well remembered memoirs of a 1948 refugee from the Upper Galilee who made his way to the USA and realized the American dream. After a lucrative career in the Defense Industry during the Cold War and that day we call 9/11, Dr. Khaled Diab brought together American Jews, Christians and Muslims to respond to evil with good by founding the Olive Trees Foundation for Peace and initiating The PRO Plan.
"Keep Hope Alive" is an historical chronology with connections to antiquity, and hope for the future. It also is Eileen's spiritual journey told with humor and insight through six fictional characters who represent six ways to intuit God.
Book Reviewer from http://www.midwestbookreview.com :
"At first I thought this had something to do with the famous line of Jessie Jackson. I'm delighted to say it is much, much more. The author shows that there are many people from all over the world who are moving in the right direction to establish peace in the Middle East. The organization Olive Trees Foundation for Peace/OTFFP is Arabs, Jews, and Christians who have formed a non profit non political group who have one goal; to have Israelis and Palestinians live side by side in peace.
"These are people from all walks of life who are committed to changing the area into a peaceful region. Social movements like this grow until finally government jumps on-board. As dialogue continues to grow on this subject government will be forced to rethink its approach to the region. This is a book that should be read by anyone (who) does not believe there can be peace in the Middle East. It should also be included in schools and on the college level to help focus on how the area can move toward peace." – Gary Roen
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