During my visits to Ramle (in Israel) I had noticed that unfortunately there was a considerable gap between the Jewish population (who counted for
80% of the people) and the minority Arab population, although all of them were Israeli citizens.
All of this convinced me that something had to be done to further the peaceful co-existence of the people in Ramle, which is the basis for my current
I decided to help by building a new kindergarten which was to accept Christian, Muslim and Jewish children. My thoughts were that this idea of peace
would pass from the children to their parents creating a desire for mutual tolerance and acceptance starting at a very early age, and ultimately leading to a life of dignity led on equal terms without fear or
This project also motivated me to continue to offer oriental dishes at various private and other religious events in nearly all of Germany. I cook at
birthdays, wedding anniversaries, at church conventions such as the Catholic Convention in Hamburg for about 1000 people or the ecumenical convention in Berlin, a 3-day event at which I cooked for 500, as well as
the World Youth Day 2005.
When I visited Ramle I was often asked whether Jews would be prepared to send their kids to kindergarten together with Arab kids.
I followed up on this question and visited several Jewish and Arab kindergartens. I felt that their setup and configuration were actually quite basic.
I came to the conclusion that if a we were to build an exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary kindergarten to surpass other kindergartens in many aspects,
then some Jewish families may be prepared to send their children to “our” kindergarten leading to others that might well follow.