We're thrilled to announce that ALLMEP's Huda Abuarqoub has been awarded the inaugural Laudato Si' Award for Individuals for her lifelong commitment to peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Read all about in our latest newsletter:
Palestinian and Israeli Civil Society orgs talking about challenges and oportunities at Ossim Shalom - Social Workers for Peace & Social Welfare, conference. There is always what we can do. And we are doing a lot ... See MoreSee Less
The Abraham Fund Initiatives condemns the Defense Minister's call today to boycott residents of Wadi Ara and his remarks that "these residents do not belong to the State of Israel and have no connecti...
On December 12th, the Arab American Institute will host a screening of ‘Open Bethlehem,’ a film that aims to bring the story of Bethlehem to millions around the world.
Using the link below, urge your senators and your representative to attend the screening on Capitol Hill, and the following discussion featuring a resident of the city. Leila Sansour, a filmmaker who comes from one of the oldest Christian families in Bethlehem will be sharing her film as well as her experiences documenting the events of the last decade in Bethlehem and their impact on her community and their future.
ALLMEP member Kids4Peace's statement on Jerusalem:
"While today’s announcement from President Trump brings joy to some and anger to others, the reality of Jerusalem remains the same: a deeply divided city, holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews, where Israelis and Palestinians both seek to realize their national aspirations, and where violence and inequality sadly continue.
But tomorrow, Kids4Peace programs will bring together 200 youth from across Jerusalem – Israelis and Palestinians; Christians, Muslims and Jews. Another 35 will meet for a seminar this weekend. And hundreds will gather next week for our annual winter event, as we mark 15 years of interfaith peacebuilding work in Jerusalem."
Our Statement on Jerusalem December 6, 2017/in Home Page, Uncategorized /by adminKids4Peace continues grassroots work for change While today’s announcement from President Trump brings joy to some an...
ALLMEP member American Friends of the Parents Circle - Families Forum, in the name of 600 Israeli and Palestinian families who have all lost children, sisters, brothers, parents, husbands and wives to a conflict which should have ended long ago, strongly opposes President Trump’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital today and the movement of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. This is not the way to peace, Mr. President.
The members of the Parents Circle, who have paid the highest price of the conflict, know very well the cost of violence. Bassam Aramin, a bereaved Palestinian father, whose daughter was killed in front of her school in the outskirts of Jerusalem says, “We have killed each other in the name of the love of Jerusalem, but we who understand the consequences of the violence, understand that when we meet each other under the ground, the only winners are the graves.”
Dec. 6, 2017 American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, in the name of 600 Israeli and Palestinian families who have all lost children, sisters, brothers, parents, husbands and wives t...
Sometimes living together is about challenging the deepest parts of ourselves and finding common ground... And sometimes it's about jumping in the leaves together. Happy (late) Fall day from our stude...
Regardless of what is announced by the United States Government tomorrow, Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs will continue to live side by side in the city of Jerusalem. If it aborts the nascent negotiations, the populations remain. If it strengthens the nascent negotiations, the populations remain.
Jerusalem holds a special place in the hearts of billions of believers worldwide. What happens there is magnified by our collective faith. We must constantly challenge ourselves to live up to the prophetic vision of a city that is holy to all.
When we ask, how can we build a community worthy of the mythical Jerusalem of our hearts, we find the peacemakers who are working daily to create the Jerusalem we all deserve. Now is the time to shine a spotlight on them, to magnify their work and to support them in their mission.
Below we have listed our members who are each doing remarkable work in Jerusalem. Please tag those you feel might be missing and share this message.
Call for Nominations: 2018 IIE Goldberg Prize The Prize recognizes one Muslim Arab and one Jewish Israeli working together to advance peace in the Middle East. Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
December 10, 2017, 9:00am - December 11, 2017, 8:30am
Ossim shalom - Social Workers for Peace & Welfare is delighted to invite you to our annual conference on: Challenges & Processes in the Jewish and Palestinian Civil Societies. The event will take plac...
Jerusalem and Belfast are two cities that have suffered prolonged national conflicts with religious, territorial, and socio-economic dimensions. Each city expresses its national conflict in the local urban realm.
The Jerusalem Belfast Forum is a unique learning process that aims to help Jerusalemites improve the existing dynamics in their city.
It brings together politically and socially engaged Jerusalemites from different national, faith, and professional backgrounds (1) to examine their own city, (2) to build inter-community partnerships, and (3) to learn lessons from another conflicted city, with the goal of inspiring creative and cooperative approaches for addressing the problems of Jerusalem today.
In this program, the core group will meet for 12 meetings between February 19 - June 13, 2018, and will travel to Belfast from April 29 - May 4, 2018. The participants must commit to participating in the full program.
Eligibility We are looking for politically and/or socially active residents of Jerusalem, who have demonstrated their commitment and ability to impact the reality around them. Applicants should also be curious to learn from others' experiences. As the program will be conducted mostly in English, applicants should have proficient communication skills in English.
Participation Fee Participants will be asked to contribute 150 USD, which will help cover some of the program expenses.
If you are interested in applying, please complete this online application (see comment 1).
As a part of the admission process, select candidates will be invited for a personal interview.
Deadline for submission: December 28th, 2017
Liel Maghen Co-Director Israel-Palestine Creative Regional Initiatives ... See MoreSee Less
ALLMEP is thrilled to announce the addition of Project Rozana USA to its membership! You can read about their incredible work below and please give them a warm welcome to the ALLMEP network: ... See MoreSee Less
Last night, three Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Holy Land Trust office in Bethlehem. This attack is nothing compared to the daily attacks and suffering so many people face in this land and arou...
Response of the British Foreign Secretary to the subject of the International Fund for Israeli Palestinian Peace:
The UK is supportive of such work, which helps build the necessary environment for a just and peaceful two-state solution. We share the aspiration of the international fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace to help build a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
As part of the Department for International Development's new people-to-people programme, which will bring together individuals from both sides of the conflict to build support for a just and peaceful political solution, the UK will provide up to £3 million over three years through Search for Common Ground. This supports young people, religious communities and the health sector to help Israelis and Palestinians work together to make improvements in their lives, build understanding and help to build support for a peaceful, negotiated resolution. We are in consultation with international partners including the US and the EU about how to encourage the parties to reverse negative trends and encourage meaningful bilateral negotiations. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Generation Speaks is a fellowship program and incubator where emerging leaders create high-impact ventures. They are seeking 28 exceptional Israelis and Palestinians, aged 21-30, with a strong sense of leadership and an entrepreneurial mindset to join them in Boston next summer. In cooperation with MassChallenge, the world's largest startup accelerator. During the program the fellows will develop, launch, and receive: A fully-funded, three-month residency in Boston, including housing, meals and flights Seed funding to cooperatively build high-impact ventures Mentorship from a highly accomplished network of mentors from the private and public sectors, including serial entrepreneurs and leaders of Fortune 500 companies A tailor-made academic program at Brandeis University's Heller School, one of the top ten social policy schools in the US.
Applications will open on December 3, 2017 and close on January 7, 2018. You can learn more about the application requirements and process on OGS website. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, Fanadka, 32, works at Micro Focus (formerly run by HP), where he supervises some 50 engineers at an office in Yehud. He’s been in hi-tech for 10 years and when he started, in 2007, there were only some 300 Arab engineers in the industry. Today, there are an estimated 5,000 Arab computer programmers and software engineers employed across Israel.
He also volunteers with a group called Tsofen, which seeks to get more Israeli-Arabs into hi-tech, visiting high schools and encouraging Arab pupils to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). “We need to help each other. We [Arabs] are a small community and we don’t help each other enough,” he said. ... See MoreSee Less
Rasha is also a Seeds of Peace GATHER fellow as well - congratulations ... See MoreSee Less
In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we're excited to introduce Rasha. She sees technology as a viable solution for the people of Gaza to better compete in the global market. In 2015 she co-found...