MP Joan Ryan, Labour Friends of Israel introduced a bill calling for Britain to promote a fund to support co-existence projects between Israelis and Palestinians. Click to watch the introduction and read running coverage on the bill:
ALLMEP would like to thank the Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP for her introduction of the International Fund in the UK Parliament today. In addition we thank her cross-bench colleagues:
Ian Austin MP, Labour Member of Parliament Dudley North Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland Chris Davies MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire Louise Ellman MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Liverpool, Riverside Stephen Kinnock MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Aberavon Catherine McKinnell MP, Labour Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar and Parliamentary Chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel Paul Scully MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam Craig Tracey MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire Stephen Twigg MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby and Chair of the International Development Select Committee Will Quince MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Colchester www.youtube.com/watch?v=or9Ck4U86jw&t=1s... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our friends at PeacePlayers International on their new partnership with Nike! This partnership, launched on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will help build stronger communities by harnessing the unifying power of sport.
The deadline has been extended for the PeaceTech Lab Scaleretor:
The PeaceTech Scalerator is the first major international peacetech program powered by cloud innovation and dedicated to scaling start-ups around the world.
Applications for the 8-week program in Washington, D.C. open on a rolling basis. Startups receive $50K in AWS credit and the opportunity to pitch investors. Financial and visa assistance is available to qualifying organizations. More info can be found at: www.peacetechlab.org/peacetech-scalerator... See MoreSee Less
“While these efforts cannot replace bilateral talks, cultivating the conditions for peace will make a negotiated solution between Israelis and Palestinians more attainable. If talks resume, two negotiations will take place in parallel: one between the parties to the talks, and one between the parties and their own constituents. Mutual compromise can often be reached more easily at the negotiating table than on the street. The international community should be focused on tangible projects that will help to minimize this imbalance and empower negotiators to reach an agreement acceptable to both peoples.” ... See MoreSee Less
“With its vision of using sports as a tool to promote understanding and coexistence in the Middle East, Mifalot Education and Society Enterprises collaborated with the Israeli Ministry of Regional Cooperation and the Streetfootballworld Network in order to create the ‘Neighbors United’ seminar. A total of 40 coaches and educators, men and women from 14 Middle Eastern and Arab countries, attended the four-day seminar on the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea. The attendees participated in more than 30 workshops, lectures, round-tables and recreation activities – all addressing one goal: experiencing the unique efficiency of sports in promoting dialogue between individuals and communities.” ... See MoreSee Less
Applications are open for YaLa-Young Leaders يالا-يا قادة الشباب יאללה-מנהיגים צעירים Academy's Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism. Connect with other young amazing people from Palestine, Israel, Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and more! Cross borders and be part of a unique online program that will give you the tools to share your stories on social media. The program is starting in March, it is free and you can apply now: yalaacademy.org/apply
انضموا لشباب رائعين من فلسطين, اسرائيل, سوريا, تونس, الجزائر, العراق واكثر, اعبروا الحدود وكونوا جزءاً من برنامج الكتروني لتحصوا على ادوات تساعدكم في نشر قصصكم على وسائل التواصل الأجتماعي. البرنامج يبداً في اذار والبرنامج مجاني. تقدموا الان: yalaacademy.org/apply (معلومات اكثر على هذا الرابط)
בואו להכיר מנהיגים צעירים מפלסטין, ישראל, סוריה, טוניסיה, אלג'יריה, עיראק ועוד! תחזו גבולות ותיקחו חלק בתכנית מקוונת ייחודית אשר תעניק לכם את הכלים להשמיע את קולכם ולספר את הסיפור שלכם במדיה החברתית. זה מתחיל במרץ הקרוב, זה חינם ואפשר להירשם כבר היום (פרטים נוספים בלינק): www.yalaacademy.org/apply... See MoreSee Less
“Britain’s soccer leagues may tower above Israel’s in quality, size and pretty much every other measure, but a group of British lawmakers thinks there is at least one area in which the United Kingdom could learn something from soccer in the Jewish state: how to tackle racism on the pitch.” ... See MoreSee Less
The January 16th deadline for the Our Generation Speaks Fellowship is approaching. The OGS Fellowship an incredible opportunity for young Israeli and Palestinian agents of change to work in cooperation and build relationships of trust. This summer program will provide them with a rigorous academic program from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from Brandeis University; mentoring from leaders in the public, private and social sectors; and an ideal environment, provided by MassChallenge, to direct their talent towards establishing and launching social impact ventures in the region. The program also covers all expenses, including travel, tuition, housing, meals, transportation, seed funding for ventures, and more. For more information, visit the link below: ... See MoreSee Less
The education system in Northern Ireland has adopted a program of 'shared education' – not mixed schools for Catholics and Protestants, but rather a more subtle path of learning together while maint...
“Hebrew is very important to understand the ‘other,’ as it is only through language that we can understand the culture of the society and its way of thinking. The language can bring our nations closer.” ... See MoreSee Less
One theme of John Kerry's speech on the Middle East peace process has been overlooked: the idea that the two-state solution's cause of death is not likely to be settlements or incitement, but rather t...
"In the end, I believe the negotiations did not fail because the gaps were too wide, but because the level of trust was too low. Both sides were concerned that any concessions would not be reciprocated and would come at too great a political cost. And the deep public skepticism only made it more difficult for them to be able to take risks."
SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For those of you who celebrated Christmas, I hope y...
Read this powerful op-ed by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian physician, internationally renowned peace and human rights activist, and five-time Nobel-prize nominee, and Sera Bonds, a social justice activist and the founder and CEO of Circle of Health International, about the situation in Syria.
“The time is now. Do not delay. Find your footing, find your voice, and act. People’s lives do in fact depend on your action, or inaction. What side of history will you be on today?” ... See MoreSee Less
“Connectedness is central to success and success breeds hope, the key to economic empowerment and growth. Facilitating Palestinian innovation and technological connectedness is ultimately an Israeli interest. Helping Palestinians realize their potential by providing the tools for participation in the worldwide tech community will increase the chances that a two-state solution will one day be feasible.
As the world prepares for 5G telecom networks, we lament the failure to create a 3G network on the West Bank. Israel and the Palestinians need to find a way to work together to establish advanced modes of communication for everyone who lives in this land. Political differences should not interfere.” ... See MoreSee Less
“The School for Peace (SFP) at Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom has initiated a new program to engage up-and-coming politicians from Israel and across the border in the Palestinian territories to fight for peace and equality. This program is now preparing the next generation of politicians to be peace leaders by building skills, developing trust in the ‘other,’ and increasing knowledge of the core issues involved in bringing peace: borders, historical narratives, the status of Jerusalem, refugees, and more.” ... See MoreSee Less
Our friends at Seeds of Peace are getting ready for summer 2017! Applications for the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine are open, or will be opening, throughout the month of December. This summer, they will once again be running two sessions of Camp:
Session One: International Program (includes delegations from the Middle East, South Asia, the US, and UK) from June 30 – July 23.
Session Two: United States Program (includes delegations from New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Syracuse, and Maine) from July 29 – August 13.
Campers: If you know any 14-16 year olds (current 9th and 10th graders) who would benefit from Seeds of Peace and have something to bring to this community, please encourage them to learn more about the Camp program and apply!
Educators: Seeds for Peace is looking for passionate, dedicated educators and youth development professionals to join their growing network of Seeds of Peace Educators.
Camp Staff: Seeds for Peace is now hiring counselors and facilitators! If you are looking for a profound professional experience, working to support and mentor young people in an immersive summer camp environment and community, we encourage you to apply to join this dynamic team.
Applications are now open for the Our Generation Speaks Fellowship, an incredible opportunity for young Israeli and Palestinian agents of change to work in cooperation and build relationships of trust. This summer program will provide them with a rigorous academic program from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from Brandeis University; mentoring from leaders in the public, private and social sectors; and an ideal environment, provided by MassChallenge, to direct their talent towards establishing and launching social impact ventures in the region. The program also covers all expenses, including travel, tuition, housing, meals, transportation, seed funding for ventures, and more.
British PM calls for support for co-existence projects in the region.
Following a letter by 56 MPs backing the International Fund for Israeli Palestinian Peace and given the upcoming rule bill, we're thrilled to see that the campaign inspired by ALLMEP is being heard at the highest levels of government in the UK:
"It is right that Priti Patel has called for an examination of aid spending in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to ensure that every penny is spent in the right places and in the right way.
"And she is looking at options for the UK to support co-existence projects in the region – something I know so many people in this room have called for." ... See MoreSee Less
The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) seeks single-country proposals for its Local Grants Program. Funding is available for projects that protect and advance civil liberties especially political and civic rights, empower women and youth, strengthen the rule of law, develop independent and pluralistic media, foster economic opportunity and economic reform, and promote an educated, active, and informed citizenry.
Local grant projects usually range from $50,000 to $150,000 each, are intended to support quick impact activities, and are generally completed in one year.
Applications must be submitted in English. The application deadline is January 8, 2017. For more information, check out the link below: ... See MoreSee Less