The second practical suggestion is something we fully endorse
Second, President Trump’s peacemaking agenda would be bolstered by his affirmation of America’s existing support for shared society and peacebuilding programs in Israel. In both his public and private remarks, President Trump should laud the progress Israelis have achieved in improving relations between the Jewish and Arab sectors—and he should do so by also citing U.S. government financial support for pathbreaking local programs like the Hand-in-Hand network of bilingual schools or NGOs like Sikkuy and Parents Circle-Families Forum.
Peacemaking does not take place only at summit meetings and in behind-the-scenes negotiations, it also needs to be bottom up. In fact, during times of stalemate and active conflict, peacebuilding programs inside Israel and between Israelis and Palestinians serve an even greater role as a safety net and counter-force to extremism and the inevitable social tension that increases during times of stress.
Three ways for the U.S. president to make a difference during his Israel visit, starting with a push back against both those who deny the Western Wall's Jewish connection, and those who deny non-Ortho...
ALLMEP's Board of Directors gathered for a two day retreat to plan the next three year for the organization. A huge leap forward for ALLMEP as an organization and a lot of hope and vision for the next three years. ... See MoreSee Less
“SESAME , in short, could bring world-class modern physics to a region of the world lacking much in the way of facilities or research money, its proponents say. “Somebody with a bright idea could get a Nobel with this,” said Christopher Llewellyn Smith, an Oxford University physics professor and president of the Sesame Council, the governing body of the project.” ... See MoreSee Less
The Abraham Fund is seeking a dynamic self-starter with at least 5 to 10 years of direct experience in fundraising to serve as TAFI'S North American Director. It is most important for the Director to understand and have a sincere and genuine interest in the importance of the organization’s mission of promoting coexistence and equality among Israel’s Jewish and Arab-Palestinian citizens. A sophisticated and diplomatic personality who can work comfortably with people of influence and affluence is desired.
The main responsibility of the North American Director is to increase income for the Abraham Fund to sustain and expand its activities in Israel. The focus of this role will be to enlarge the organization’s constituencies in order to expand fundraising. This work will take place across the US with an emphasis on New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC areas. The Director will be expected to travel frequently. The fundraising will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on Jewish individual donors and Jewish family foundations. Other constituencies include key partners such as Jewish Federations and other institutional donors.
The Director will be an integral part of the global Resource Development team reporting to the co-CEO’s who are located in Israel and will work in close consultation with staff in Israel including TAFI’s International Director of Development. As Director of the North American Office, he or she will manage a Development associate and an Administration and Finance manager. ... See MoreSee Less
This incredible and unique event, which allows individuals from both sides of the conflict to come together in a common cry for peace and recognition of the pain of the other side, saw a number of suc...
WATCH: Ein Busan, a bilingual Waldorf school in Israel promotes co-education for Arabs and Jews. The founders of the special school share a vision of a society in which Arabs and Jews live together in...
“Now we look at different collective disasters and their unique characteristics, and only afterwards do we try and draw universal lessons from them. It’s also important to be able to discuss historical disasters in of themselves without saying that they remind us of something else, and without comparing the level of suffering or asking who started it and who was in the right. Our older students have shown us that this approach is eminently possible.
This process of figuring out Holocaust remembrance within a Jewish-Arab space also led to a deeper conversation about both the Holocaust and about collective memory in general. Learning about these events brings up our collective fears, which have fed the conflict for so long. At the same time, we listen to the fears of our colleagues, and we tackle them together — through our partnership. This level of mutual security is not something to be taken for granted.” ... See MoreSee Less
How do you teach the universal lessons from national disasters throughout history, while preserving their uniqueness and respecting the pain of those connected to them? By Guy Aloni The tension leadin...
Tuesday, May 9, 08:45-12:15, Hilton Hotel-Tel Aviv Wednesday, May 10, 09:15-12:30, Movenpick Hotel, Ramallah Please RSVP for either sessions by 16:00 (Jerusalem time) on Wednesday, May 3 to the following email address: email@example.com
Written Questions: email WBG-APS- CMM@usaid.gov no later than May 14, 2017
Deadline: USAID requires that all Summary Applications be submitted electronically (e-mailed) to WBG-APS-CMM@usaid.gov by June 11, 2017, (11:59PM Tel Aviv Local Time). Applicants are strongly recommended to request a receipt confirmation to ensure that the application was received by USAID ... See MoreSee Less
“It never happens,” Shaul Judelman, a founder and director at Roots, says. “Nowhere in the West Bank do Israeli pre-teens and young teenagers from settlements meet Palestinian kids from nearby towns and villages. They live in two different, absurdly parallel worlds.”
Check out this great article about the important work being done by our friends at Roots. ... See MoreSee Less
“About 1,000 women rode the train from Tel Aviv to Beit Shean on Thursday and then held a rally in the northern Israeli town as part of a campaign to jumpstart the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
The demonstration was organized by נשים עושות שלום - نساء يصنعن السلام - Women Wage Peace, a non-partisan women’s movement founded in 2014 in the aftermath of that year's Gaza war.” ... See MoreSee Less
ALLMEP’s 2017 Regional Conference in Jerusalem yesterday was a success! We began the day with opening remarks by the U.S. Consul General to Jerusalem, Mr. Donald Blome. ALLMEP members then shared stories, best practices, opportunities, and new projects at the community fair and during several workshops. Thank you to the more than 60 organizations that attended the conference! Yesterday was a great reminder of the incredible strength and courage of our community. ... See MoreSee Less
“‘The average Jewish-Israeli Zionist doesn’t really understand Palestinian national identity. We have many misconceptions, as do Palestinians about us: they don’t view Judaism or Zionism as we do,’ said Yovav Kalifon, co-founder of Tiyul Rihla Trip. Kalifon believes that Israelis and Palestinians form their political opinions on the basis of their view of history and national identity, issues he seeks to delve into during the two-day trips. ‘We discuss meaningful things that go beyond day-to-day politics,’ he said.” ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the latest update from our friends at עמותת סיכוי جمعية سيكوي [Sikkuy] regarding their Arab Media Representation Index, an important project which measures the participation of Arab citizens in mainstream Hebrew public affairs radio and television programs in order to encourage their inclusion in broadcasts. ... See MoreSee Less