The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to change the way we work. ALLMEP members, whose work is essential to many Israeli and Palestinian communities, and centers around bringing people together, this crisis has posed a tremendous challenge.
The New York Times on charges brought against Palestinian activists and ALLMEP members from the Gaza Youth Committee for a video call with foreigners and Israelis, which Human Rights Watch's director for Israel and Palestine calls part of a pattern of "arbitrarily arresting activists for their peaceful free expression." #FreeRamiAman ... See MoreSee Less
The Program Manager is responsible for all programs based in the United States. Management of daily operations, program evaluation and, supervision of staff and interns are key aspects of this positio...
Leading Palestinian human rights organization Palestinian Centre for Human Rights demands the release of Palestinian activists from the ALLMEP member Gaza Youth Committee, who are being charged for the crime of holding a video discussion with international activists including Israelis: "Although PCHR appreciates the rejection of the majority of Palestinians for these activities, it stresses that, in no way, can it be considered a crime and perpetrators should not be brought before military courts under any circumstances."
"Last year, Justice Ginsburg donated partial proceeds from the Gilel Storch Award given by the Judisk kultur i Sverige (Jewish Culture in Sweden) to persons whose work has promoted democratic, universal and humanistic values to Hand in Hand. She did so because she believed in our mission for inclusion, equality and shared society in Israel. We are honored to count her as a supporter and will continue to strive for the values she held dear."
ALLMEP member Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her support for the organization.The Hand in Hand community mourns the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week after a long struggle with cancer. Throughout her life, Justice Ginsburg was a champion for equality, civil rights, and social justice and impacted not only policies and law but also provided inspiration to generations of people throughout the world.
Last year, Justice Ginsburg donated partial proceeds from the Gilel Storch Award given by the Judisk kultur i Sverige (Jewish Culture in Sweden) to persons whose work has promoted democratic, universal and humanistic values to Hand in Hand. She did so because she believed in our mission for inclusion, equality and shared society in Israel. We are honored to count her as a supporter and will continue to strive for the values she held dear.
"Israel “must take this opportunity we are presenting it with and understand, that if implemented, it could awaken huge changes in the economy, fruits of which we will see years from now...” But this can be attained only if Arabs are presented with the same opportunities that their Jewish counterparts have."
👏 ALLMEP member Tsofen تسوفن צופן has a $237 million, 5-year strategy to expand the number of Palestinian citizens of Israel in the country's hi-tech sector to 20,000. Read more about this landmark achievement: ... See MoreSee Less
An unexpected silver lining of the pandemic? Growing appreciation of the role of Palestinian citizens in the Israeli medical field. Important take from Givat Haviva Educational Foundation chair Michael Blechman on difficulties Palestinian citizens of Israel continue to face in integrating into Israeli society, featuring the work of several ALLMEP member organizations doing the hard working to build a shared society. ... See MoreSee Less
Join Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) for a close look at their bipartisan initiative to build new partnerships between Israeli and Palestinian business leaders ...
Inspiring video produced by the Umm El Fahem Art Gallery - an ALLMEP member organization. "Hunak Hōn!" is a series of art exhibitions held in the homes of Umm el-Fahem. Six families opened their homes– their private, personal, and intimate spaces– and turned them into domains of art, dialogue, acquaintance, discovery, and love. Some thirty Jewish and Palestinian artists from Israel were invited to exhibit together, to create locally-based works that came into being after they wandered through the city and acquainted themselves with their hosts, the members of the group, and the personal stories of each. ... See MoreSee Less
Galilee School Principal Ms. Manar Hayadre and High School Principal in the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School Ms. Efrat Meyer. They will share the challenges, opportunities and inspiring progres...
“In these troubled times of climate change, pollution and species dying out at alarming rates, to bring something back to life from dormancy is so symbolic... To pollinate and produce these incredible dates is like a beam of light in a dark time.”
Please join us in saying ברוך הבא and أهلا to Michal Pinchuk, the new Executive Director of ALLMEP member מכון מרחבים ע"ר Merchavim Institute معهد مجالات. Welcome to the ALLMEP community and best of luck! ... See MoreSee Less
ALLMEP member Project Rozana has just launched its Binational School of Psychotherapy, aimed at improving the lives of children affected by PTSD in Palestine and Israel. This bold new initiative works to increase cross-border encounters and cooperation as well as improve the mental health of conflict-affected children. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less
Dr. Galia Golan, I/P expert and peace activist with ALLMEP member Combatants for Peace recently sat down with J Street. Don't miss her talk on the history negotiations, the role of third parties, and the five core issues that arise in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. ... See MoreSee Less
"We see any attack against our educational institutions or the village as an ideological crime, an act of violence, and severe aggression perpetrated by the enemies of peace and its supporters. It is much easier to point the finger of blame at a convenient, available target than to find the true culprit."
Read the powerful statement from ALLMEP member Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom on last week’s shocking arson attacks on their school and lirary.
Check out this excellent explainer by ALLMEP member Embodying Peace on how people-to-people work– the work of our community– can lead to lasting peace.Embodying Peace is devoted to peacebuilding. Our mission to help advance grassroots movements in Israel-Palestine by connecting volunteers and fellows to the organizations is grounded on the belief that they will actively contribute to the peacebuilding cause. In the infographic below, one can observe some examples of success from partner CSOs.
Find more about our fall fellowship and apply through the link below: tinyurl.com/embodyingpeace ... See MoreSee Less
ALLMEP member EcoPeace Middle East has been advocating for a Middle East green deal to trade solar power between Jordan and Israel. The pilot initiative would transfer 25 megawatts to Israel from Jordan, which would help power thousands of households. The Guardian recently highlighted their effort, which they believe would help the two countries boost a peace agreement. ... See MoreSee Less
"The Arab sector has suffered from neglect for 70 or so years, but we’re mapping out our needs to indicate solutions. Today we make up 2-3% of the high-tech industry; we can’t bridge the gap alone. It requires large government investment."
Last week, Oded Leshem & Eran Halperin published a fascinating new study on the role of hope in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It holds some crucial lessons for our community, not just on the importance of hope, but how we can better generate it.
Some key takeaways: - 77% of both populations not only support idea of a peace agreement that will address the basic needs of both peoples, but have "strong aspirations" for it. - Women wish for peace more than men, and have firmer beliefs in its feasibility. - Palestinians and Israelis alike underestimate "the other's" wish for peace, in turn leading them to decrease their own wishes and expectations.
NEXT WEEK - We're partnering with ALLMEP member Pathways Institute for Negotiation Education to offer a brand-new digital course on leadership and negotiation for young adults! Based on methodology developed at the Harvard Negotation Project, the content is designed to cultivate skills to address difficult situations and conversations. Join us to explore how negotiation can help young leaders approach conflict and challenging situations cooperatively and creatively.
The course runs from September 8th to November 3rd, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Jerusalem time. More details below!
"Without fuel and electricity, sewage-pumping stations in the northern Gaza area of Beit Hanun have ceased operating. As a result, thousands of liters of raw sewage are once again flowing from Gaza into Israel through Wadi Hanun, polluting the cross-border stream and shared groundwater."
Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director of ALLMEP member EcoPeace Middle East, highlights how topping fuel supplies to Gaza can have a severe environmental impact for both Palestinians and Israelis in Times of Israel. ... See MoreSee Less