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6,000 Israeli youth march in protest of Gaza border tensions

“Let us grow up in peace” was the rallying cry from some 6,000 high-school students from Gaza border communities as they completed a five-day, 56 mile march to arrive at a protest rally in front of the Knesset in Jerusalem. The students organized the march to raise awareness about recent escalations on the Gaza border and demand that the government restore quiet to the communities along the border. During the march, the students were joined by people from all over the region, including families that lost loved ones during the 2014 Gaza war. President Reuven Rivlin, who participated in the march, commented: You are not the young people of the area around Gaza, you are the young people that embrace the whole country. We hear your call and it breaks our hearts. I promise you: we will not, and we must not, let the Code Red alarm become a routine. Red will remain the color of the wildflowers that grow in the area. Photo credit: Ynetnews

November 8th, 2018|

Budo for Peace recognized at 2018 Peace and Sport Awards

ALLMEP member organization Budo For Peace took home the Regional NGO of the Year award at the 2018 Peace and Sport awards ceremony. […]

November 5th, 2018|

Sikkuy receives NIF UK Human Rights Award

ALLMEP member Sikkuy received the New Israel Fund UK’s (NIF UK) prestigious Human Rights Award for the organization’s contribution in promoting equality and a shared society for Arabs and Jews in Israel. The organization was recognized for their commitment to a future of mutual respect and partnership in the region, as well as their work to narrow the gap between Jewish and Arab communities in infrastructure, education, and employment. The award was accepted by Sikkuy Co-General Directors Rawnak Natour and Ron Gerlitz at NIF UK’s Human Rights Award Dinner, which was attended by 540 people. […]

November 5th, 2018|

Finally learning from Oslo and Rabin

With the adjacent anniversaries of the Oslo Accords and of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, not enough has been said about what links these two events. […]

October 22nd, 2018|

EcoPeace co-founders receive Stanford Award for global sustainability

EcoPeace Middle East co-founders Gidon Bromberg and Munqeth Mehyer were honored with the 2018 Stanford Bright Award  […]

October 15th, 2018|

UK Labour MPs condemn US funding cuts to Palestinians, urge support for International Fund

In a letter signed by over 50 Members of Parliament, the UK’s Labour Friends of Israel condemned the US decision to end funding for cross-border coexistence projects […]

September 24th, 2018|

U.S. Administration ends CMM funding for cross-border programs

Last week the U.S. Administration announced its decision to end funding for Israeli-Palestinian cross-border programs through the USAID Conflict Management and Mitigation Grants program (CMM). […]

September 21st, 2018|

ALLMEP community recognized at UN Security Council

In her closing report to the United Nations (UN) Security Council, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, acknowledged the importance of the work of the ALLMEP community. […]

August 24th, 2018|

Sikkuy report highlights importance of Arabic language in Israeli schools

In a recent report published by ALLMEP member Sikkuy, the group outlined the importance of Arabic language education in Israeli Jewish schools to the pursuit of coexistence and sustainable peace in the region. […]

August 10th, 2018|

U.S. review on Palestinian aid threatens coexistence groups

Many peacebuilding and humanitarian organizations that receive funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are being forced to shut down projects as a result of the Trump administration’s freeze of financial aid to the West Bank and Gaza […]

July 31st, 2018|