The Alliance for Middle East Peace welcomed three new member organizations and two new board members this week.
Meet the newest members of the ALLMEP community:
At the Sir Charles Clore Arab-Jewish Community Center, our goal is twofold: we work to administer a wide range of activities for a population for whom there are few, if any, other informal educational, leisure or community services, while bridging the gap between Acre’s Jewish and Arab communities.
Nurses in the Middle East United in Human Caring promote the practice and application of Caring Science/Caring theory: translating theory into concrete, ethically-grounded, evidence-based approaches for self and others. We seek to encourage nurses to be ambassadors of caring and through patient care, create communities of compassion & understanding. While our political systems have built borders and checkpoints, we insure that care has no boundaries and carries no identification card.
Ultimate Peace is a growing 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends on donations to give youth in the Middle East a chance to build friendships by playing ultimate frisbee. We began our work in the Middle East in April of 2009, and continue to deepen and broaden the impact of our regional program today.
Meet our new members of the board:
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is the founder of the Daughers for Life Foundation and is an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, he was the first Palestinian doctor to receive a staff position at an Israeli hospital. For many years, he worked as a senior researcher at the Gertner Institute in Sheba hospital in Israel.
On January 16, 2009, tragedy struck when an Israeli tank shelled his home in Gaza and killed three of his daughters, Bessan, 21, Mayar, 15 and Aya, 13, and his niece Noor, 17. His hearbreaking loss came only four months after losing his wife to cancer. Rather than retreat into despair, he deepened his resolve to become a beacon of hope for peace and reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. In 2010 his memoir I Shall Not Hate: a Gaza Doctor’s Journey became an instant best seller and has been translated into 16 languages.
Max “Bud” Shulman is a retired litigation partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP where he had a broad practice that included representing clients in major securities fraud, antitrust, insurance coverage and M&A litigation. Bud was recognized as a leader in securities litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also named in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation.
Currently, Mr. Shulman serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the School of American Ballet and on the Board of Trustees of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation.
He received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University in 1967 and a J.D. cum laude from Culumbia Law School in 1970, where he was both a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a James Kent Scholar. After graduation, Mr. Shulman clerked for two years for Hon. Charles M. Metzner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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