Peter has contributed a song to a new CD release entitled 2 Unite All, a benefit album for healing and peace in Gaza and the Middle East.
Also featured on the album is a diverse group of famed musicians including The Police’s Stewart Copeland, Rick Allen of Def Leppard, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian and Grammy® Award winning opera singer Sasha Cooke.
The album has been produced by Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and features 26 powerful musical tracks of healing and peace. Peter’s contribution is the track Across the River, which first appeared on the WOMAD benefit album ‘Music & Rhythm’.
All proceeds from the sale of the album will go directly to support the surgical and medical teams of Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) and the vital psychological counselling supported by UNRWA USA. PPOE will also lead a PTSD therapy effort with renowned psychotherapist Dr. Edward Tick and continue its peace initiatives in the region.
Of the project Peter says: “Although I am sure both the Palestinian and Israeli people would benefit enormously from a just and fair two-state agreement based around the ’67 borders, we have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long, especially in Gaza. Meanwhile their long held land is repeatedly stolen by force for illegal settlements. I am not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic; I am anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation.
There is clearly a growing movement around the world willing to speak out, including my own country’s Parliament. I am happy to be one of these voices now asking the Israeli government, ‘Where is that two state solution you have so long said you wanted?’ and more simply, saying, ‘Enough.’”
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