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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Congressional leaders urge Administration to resume funding for P2P, development programs

Monday 12 August 2019

ALLMEP thanks Representatives Eliot Engel and Michael McCaul, and Senators James Risch and Bob Menendez for their efforts urging the U.S. Administration to continue funding for diplomacy and development programs.

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From Northern Ireland, lessons on disrupting the polarization of Israeli and Palestinian youth

Thursday 1 August 2019

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg donates prize money to Hand in Hand

Wednesday 10 July 2019

After receiving the 2019 Gilel Storch Award, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made the generous choice to divide the prize among three organizations, including ALLMEP member Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education.

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