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    A web editor signing off

    Text: Solveig Hansen

    After many years of delivering web editor services to IFLAC, it is time for me to leave. It has been a voluntary job that has been driven by idealism, but also these jobs require a lot of time investment and I have too many other projects that require my time. So, it is goodbye and good luck from me. 🙂

    I would like to thank our readers and followers, and I hereby hand over the keys to Motti Gerner, who is the IFLAC radio director and web editor of the Hebrew IFLAC site.

    Some of the projects I have enjoyed most all these years are the children’s peace poetry contests and the IFLAC Children’s Peace Train Poetry Festival we organized in 2014. I edited the festival e-book below. Read it and be inspired.

    I leave you with this poem by Hasan Dokhan, written for our 2013 poetry contest for children:


    By Hasan Dokhan, Israel, 2013

    Amer is a naïve smiling man, all the people love him.
    One day he goes with his neighbors to the market
    In the big city to enjoy himself.
    He stops in the center of the road,
    He sees a battalion of soldiers that are carrying
    Guns and sharp tools.
    He wonders and asks who are these men
    And where are they going?
    A man answers – they are our soldiers
    They are going to the war.

    He wonders more
    And asks what are they doing in the war?
    The man answers: they burn and kill and steal.
    Amer shakes his head and the tears flow from his eyes.
    He asks: why are they fighting?
    The man answers – to reach peace.
    Amer thinks and then he says: to reach peace
    They are killing innocent children and destroying homes
    And burning fields! It is strange!
    Amer becomes an angry man
    He does not laugh or smile anymore.

    Dear peace, come and paint
    On people’s faces a great smile again.

    IFLAC Children’s Peace Train Poetry Festival e-book:


    One Comment on “A web editor signing off”

    1. adaaharoni06 says:

      Dear Solveig,

      After so many years of closely working and cooperating together, It is sad to see you go. You were an excellent, so intelligent and so dedicated web editor, and it was an honor and such a treat to work with you!

      I hope you agree to stay with us as an HONORARY IFLAC MEMBER, and as our IFLAC AMBASSADOR IN NORWAY. You know so much about IFLAC and you identify with our peace road, and it would be such a pleasure to have you stay among us.

      Warmest thanks for your sponsoring of IFLAC all these years and for the creation of such rich and varied IFLAC PEACE WEBSITES. In my name and in the name of all IFLAC members we send you a bunch of flowers and hugs with gratitude and love.
      Ada Aharoni

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