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30 10, 2018

Budo for Peace recognized at 2018 Peace and Sport Awards

October 30th, 2018|

ALLMEP member organization Budo For Peace took home the Regional NGO of the Year award at the 2018 Peace and Sport awards ceremony. This prestigious award recognizes the NGO's social-harmony, education, and empowerment work based on martial arts principles. The ceremony took place on the Greek Island of Rhodes, where three hundred and fifty people from across the region watched as 8 awards were conferred. As part of the Peace and Sport Regional Forum, the awards were given to organizations, both international and regional, for their efforts to create positive social change through sports. Peace and Sport is a global initiative that focuses their work on conflict-ridden regions in which traditional means of restoring peace have failed.   At the ceremony, Peace and Sport President and Founder Joël Bouzou stated, “This evening celebrates all those who have contributed to the peace movement through sport. We have rewarded several outstanding winners here tonight, but we are also grateful to all those who have made a commitment. It is a collective effort, and together we must move forward and achieve our goals.” Budo For Peace was awarded the prestigious Regional NGO of the Year for their work in Martial Arts trainings for children in the region. The organization brings together young people to connect and find common ground through the discipline and principles exemplified by the sport. The organization teaches students through a methodology developed by Israeli and Palestinian instructors. Their aim is to create social-harmony and develop empowerment between their students. Specifically, the award recognized the organization’s fourth Martial Arts for Peace International Seminar which brought together participants from countries including Jordan, Egypt, Israel, and Iran. Participants at the seminar spent a week learning and training [...]

22 10, 2018

Finally learning from Oslo and Rabin

October 22nd, 2018|

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. […]

16 10, 2018

Press Release: Congress introduces bipartisan Palestinian Partnership Fund Act

October 16th, 2018|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington – The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) applauds Senators Chris Coons (CT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Tim Kaine (VA), Cory Gardner (CO) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) on the introduction of The Palestinian Partnership Fund Act of 2018 (S3549 and HR 7060). […]

15 10, 2018

EcoPeace co-founders receive Stanford Award for global sustainability

October 15th, 2018|

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

24 09, 2018

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

September 24th, 2018|

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 […]

21 09, 2018

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

September 21st, 2018|

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). […]

24 08, 2018

ALLMEP community recognized at UN Security Council

August 24th, 2018|

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. […]

10 08, 2018

Sikkuy report highlights importance of Arabic language in Israeli schools

August 10th, 2018|

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. […]

31 07, 2018

U.S. review on Palestinian aid threatens coexistence groups

July 31st, 2018|

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 […]

25 07, 2018

House Dems demand transparency on review of frozen Palestinian aid funds

July 25th, 2018|

On Wednesday, nine house democrats called for greater transparency from the Trump Administration over the review process of US aid to the Palestinian Authority and Gaza. […]