Working Toward Palestinian - Israeli Peace

Throughout the history of the modern State of Israel, peace has eluded all of the people of the region. PTWF is working with prominent Palestinians who wish to give the Palestinian people another choice. Contrary to media coverage of this region, both the Palestinians and the Israelis desperately want peace. The media seems to only report on the exceptional few extremists. The truth is, people from both sides have the same message. For three generations we have been at war and we don't want our children to have to continue this. It is the special interest of an elite few, which has driven this region to constant conflict.



Left - Gary Krupp brings the Manual of Wasatia to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Right - Gary Krupp delivers the book of the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad by Dr. John Andrew Morrow. Here, the Prophet ordered his followers to protect the people of the book, Jews and Christians, until the end of days. Very Muslims know these fifty sustained covenants even exist. They carry the legal authority of the Holy Q'uran.

The Dajani family is beginning a movement towards starting a third electoral party in Palestine, called Wasatia. PTWF is committed to help make this a reality.

In Dr. Dajani's own words, the essence of the Wasatia Party:

"wasatia is a concept extracted from the Arabic word "wasat" which means "middle of the road", and "center of the circle." It is used in Arabic to mean also "balance" "moderation". In the Holy Quran, it is used to mean "goodness", "righteousness", "justice", and "straightforwardness." Wasat is said to be that which is in the midst of extremes such as hot and cold, rich and poor, empty and full, generosity and stinginess, courage and cowardice.
It is time for wasatia creed to emerge and rise in the Moslem world that it may draw the best and the brightest from among the Moslem community. The new initiative adopts the wasatiah Islamic tradition and the shura Islamic concept as its' main pillars. Al-Wasatiah calls for Muslims to take mid-ground that stands between those who sanctify strict tradition and those who opt for rational thinking in reading and explaining the Holy Quran in compliance with the Surah in the Holy Quran: ً{And so we have created you a midway nation.}
The wasatia concept is reflected also in many other verses in the Quran such as:  {Be neither miserly nor prodigal, for then you should either earn reproach or be reduced to penury.} Al-shurah Islamic tradition advocates collective and consultative decision-making.
The goal will remain to seek peace and move to the center away from radicalism. The wasatia road taken in conflict resolution is negotiation, not confrontation. It is not win-lose situation but the win-win situation"  - Dr Munther S. Dajani, Professor, Dean, Faculty of Arts Al Quds University, Jerusalem



Professors Munther and Mohammad Dajani meeting in Jerusalem with Aleksandar Simic, Gary Krupp and Meredith Krupp of  PTWF.

Wasatia Office



Holy books of all religions are displayed at the Wasatia office with the teachings of tolerance and understanding of other faiths:

Donate to the Wasatia Forum - Anyone wishing to donate to the Wasatia forum and help to achieve its' success, may do so through PTWF. Tax deductible checks may be made out to Pave the Way Foundation noted for the Wasatia Forum.

The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque

Often a location and source of friction, PTWF has reached out to the Religious authority of the Jordanian government to seek a common ground of interest, founded in the concept of peaceful co-existence.


Israeli Military

Through the sponsorship and work of PTWF Director Richard Kandel and PTWF Representative in Israel Sam Philipe, we have sponsored numerous projects with the Israeli military. These meaningful gestures and projects have resulted in a unique level of trust, which we use in searching for peaceful common ground.

Below, Gary Krupp, President of PTWF, is presented to over 600 soldiers by Jerusalem Projects partner, Benny Katz. 


Gestures of Peace

PTWF Director Dan Buttafuoco donates three 40 year-old olives trees that he planted on the Mount of Olives. The trees planted were dedicated to the three faiths of Abraham - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Directors, Gary Meredith Krupp, Sam Philipe and Dan and Cindy Buttafuoco join in the planting effort.








"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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