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Heartbeat and ALLMEP on the Hill! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 17:11

altHeartbeat: The Israeli-Palestinian Youth Music Community & The Alliance for Middle East Peace invite you to attend a concert & policy briefing on: The Critical Role of Grassroots Peacebuilders in Creating and Sustaining Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

Heartbeat unites Israeli and Palestinian youth to build trust and transform conflict through the power of music. As the eyes of the world turn to top Israeli, Palestinian, and American leaders in the final scheduled months of negotiations, Heartbeat takes the stage across the U.S. to call attention to the vital role of civil society in building a lasting, just peace.

Tuesday, March 11, 10:30-11:30 am. Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 6. 

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4th Annual Community Education Day On Israeli Arab Issues PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:18

altOn Sunday, March 9 in Washington, join the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues and the Washington DCJCC for in-depth conversations--including film screenings and panel discussions--on the daily lives and challenges faced by Palestinian citizens of Israel. One of the panels will include Jabir Asaqla, Co-Executive Director of ALLMEP member Sikkuy: The Association for Civic Equality in Israel. Find out more and RSVP here.

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Co-Executive Director of ALLMEP Member Sikkuy: Does Equality Stand a Chance? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 February 2014 15:16

The Times of Israel, February 4, 2014, by RON GERLITZ

altIn his recent op-ed in The Times of IsraelRon Gerlitz, Co-Executive Director of ALLMEP Member Sikkuy, writes that when it comes to the Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel, "two contradictory trends are at work simultaneously within Israeli society: trends that encourage equality and trends that oppose it."

He notes, "The political and social forces that are working to curtail the rights of Israel’s Arab citizens have, unfortunately, gained public support and unprecedented power in the government, in the current Knesset, and in the last Knesset, and are achieving their aims in various fields. However, at the very same time and in the very same place, other powerful, influential, and no less numerous forces are working to promote equality and partnership and to develop good, humane, and normal relationships between Jews and Arabs in Israel." 

Despite the "severe, deep-seated, and structural inequality between Jews and Arabs in Israel," Gerlitz argues that it is important not to deny a "positive trend" in the treatment and status of Palestinian citizens of Israel: "We should continue to encourage all those working to reduce the gap (in civil society organizations, the media, and especially in government ministries) and provide them with the tools necessary to carry out this process. At the same time, of course, we must redouble the fight against the negative trend in all arenas, including internationally."

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Thomas Friedman Addresses Cross-Border Water Issues after EcoPeace/FoEME Tour & Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:57

In his latest op-ed, "Whose Garbage is This Anyway?" New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman addresses joint management of cross-border environmental issues in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan, writing, "I never realized how political garbage and dirty water could be, or how tracking it could reveal just why making peace here is so urgent."

The column follows his recent visit to Israel and Palestine, where he took an "eco tour" led by ALLMEP member EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East and participated in EcoPeace/FoEME's conference on joint management of cross-border environmental issues. 

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What Would MLK Say? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 15:39

The Times of Israel, January 21, 2014, by AVI MEYERSTEIN

With the U.S. celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, ALLMEP Founder Avi Meyerstein writes in
The Times of Israel: "Anyone who doubts that Israelis and Palestinians can stand up and make for themselves a peaceful future – with support from friends around the world – needs to replay the video clips of the civil rights movement, especially the 1963 March on Washington."

Avi calls on all of us to take action in support of a peace agreement, adding: "No one has more to gain from [Dr. King's] inspiration today than the majority of Israelis and Palestinians, who are trapped by a conflict that persists largely because people think it can’t end."

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