When you live with leaders who have no courage and who are drunk, on power and control, perhaps it’s time to start inspiring them with your own courage instead. Perhaps it’s time to wake them up to the voice of humanity, and if necessary, burst their eardrums so that it is the last voice they hear in their life. When your leaders are drunk to the point that the sound of war is rock music to their ears and the wails of human suffering is akin to a cozy night of jazz, perhaps it’s time to shock them into waking up. Shock them by making clear your desire to live side by side with your brothers on the other side. I am a Palestinian and this is my goal.To that end, I joined a mixed group of Palestinians and Israelis on a hiking trip last week through the West Bank towns of Bethlehem and Jericho. We came together to experience the historical sites of both our peoples and to work towards opening communication based on the similarities between us and not what divides us. I simply felt I was doing something I believe in.