Keep Hope Alive (an excerpt)

By Eileen Fleming

Clermont, Florida, USA

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ABOUT THIS PIECE: Twenty-one year old Khaled Diab, his sister and two cousins fled for fear of their lives from their home in Majd Al Krum, which was surrounded by the Israeli army on a cold night in October 1948.

Khaled eventually made his way to the USA and had a lucrative career in the Defense Industry with Top Secret Clearance during the Cold War.

The events of that day we call 9/11 led him to establish the non-profit Olive Trees Foundation for Peace dedicated to raising awareness and funds to replace the olive trees destroyed by The Wall.

This submission is an excerpt from "KEEP HOPE ALIVE", which is based on his memoirs. It was published by Outskirts Press in July 2007.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eileen Fleming, Author "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory"

Reporter and Editor WAWA:

Producer "30 Minutes With Vanunu"

Secretary Florida Palestine Solidarity Network

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