Deanna Armbruster

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Deanna Armbruster

Deanna Armbruster is the Executive Director of Valley Bar Mediation Center in Los Angeles. VBMC is committed to educating the public about the benefits of mediation, and building community through mediation and peace building. Her work enhances understanding among diverse groups to manage problems and work toward lasting solutions.

Prior to joining VBMC, Ms. Armbruster served as the Executive Director of the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, and the U.S. Director of the Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam World Peace College supporting the work of the “Oasis of Peace” community in Israel. Her work with the only community in Israel where Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians live, work and educate their children together focused on raising awareness, bridging differences and improving relations in Israel-Palestine through people-to-people, grassroots initiatives.

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Through education, ALLMEP members pave the way to shared society in Israel

Thursday 7 March 2019

With the number of Arab Ph.D. candidates more than doubling in the last decade and programs like The Abraham Initiatives’ Academia as a Shared Space gaining traction, education is proving to be an important channel for creating a more equal society for all Israelis. 

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Mladenov: ending of U.S. assistance to Palestinians could have disastrous impact

Thursday 21 February 2019

At the February 20th meeting of the UN Security Council, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov delivered the ALLMEP community’s message to the world

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Understanding the impact of the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act

Friday 15 February 2019

On January 31, the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA) went into effect, leaving many individuals and peacebuilding organizations in the region without funding midway through their programs.

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