1 10, 2016

Women Wage Peace stage March for Hope

October 1st, 2016|

For Immediate Release: Thousands of Israeli women from every part of the political and social spectrum along with members of Knesset [Parliament], over twenty mayors and other municipal leaders, cultural icons, Palestinian and Jordanian women and supporters from abroad including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee, will take part in October’s March of Hope calling for a political agreement with the Palestinians. The March of Hope, organized by the Israeli movement Women Wage Peace, will begin on Oct 4 and continue for two weeks, culminating Oct 19 in a mass rally in front of the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem, with simultaneous worldwide supporting events. Marches of support will stretch the length of Israel during Oct 4 - 19 from Eilat and the Arava desert, to the Gaza border, to the coast, to Tel Aviv, to Acre, Uhm El Fahem and Kiryat Shmoneh in the far north. Other events include a 14-day/150 mile trek from the Lebanese border to Jerusalem, a torchlight parade in Ofakim, a traveling performance called “Looking Peace in the Eyes”, children’s activities, concerts and art exhibits, as well as rallies featuring prayers for peace. Popular Israeli singers Talma Alyagon and Yael Dekelbaum, who have written songs in honor of WWP’s March of Hope, will be sung by all. Fabric squares with messages of hope and peace will continue to be created during the March for a longer-term project, WWP’s Piece-for-Peace/Quilt Activism. Eventually they will be stitched together into the world’s largest quilt and spread between Jerusalem and Ramallah. Founded in the summer of 2014 in response to the Gaza War, Women Wage Peace has grown rapidly into a broad-based grassroots movement with a core of nearly 10,000 Israelis and 23,000 supporters [...]

26 09, 2016

80 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Jerusalem youth tour perimeter of Old City

September 26th, 2016|

  "Jerusalem’s Old City was filled with police on Friday as part of a surge following last week’s violence in the capital and the West Bank. Numerous young Arab men were stopped and frisked around Damascus Gate as Muslims made their way through crowded streets for afternoon prayer. Yet, among the tense atmosphere, a group of around 80 Christian, Jewish and Muslim youth – almost all from Jerusalem – toured the perimeter of the Old City, hoping to display the possibility of a truly shared city." Read more at the Jerusalem Post 

23 09, 2016

“Women Wage Peace: Trailblazing Israelis”

September 23rd, 2016|

  Women Wage Peace is a growing Israeli movement that works to bring about a viable political resolution to the conflict, placing this goal at the top of the public agenda as it is the only outcome that offers life and hope. A new and different reality in the Middle East is possible and they work tirelessly to achieve it. Learn more about Women Wage Peace, the March of Hope scheduled to to coincide with Sukkot in October and solidarity events taking place globally at Jewish Women's Archive.  

23 09, 2016

British legislators to launch campaign backing International Fund

September 23rd, 2016|

<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Labor Friends of Israel: For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace will launch a campaign in support of the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. The Alliance for Middle East Peace is thrilled that British Legislators are adopting this important initiative. </span> <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Read more at the <a href="">Jewish Chronicle Online</a></span>

21 09, 2016

Times of Israel: “Israelis, Palestinians tackle water shortage with tech”

September 21st, 2016|

"Nader Khateeb, Palestinian director of EcoPeace Middle East, an organization that promotes environmental collaboration between Jordanians, Palestinians and Israelis, said, “Ensuring reliable water supply and water quality is a universal duty all of us share; we owe it to ourselves and to the next generation.” Read more at Times of Israel 

14 09, 2016

Sikkuy named among Israel’s 100 Most Influential Change Makers

September 14th, 2016|

Congratulations to our member organization Sikkuy, which for the second consecutive year has been ranked among The Marker magazine's 100 Most Influential Change Makers: The Marker’s editors, for the second consecutive year, have chosen to highlight Sikkuy’s commitment to and struggle for equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel, and in general the organization’s effective and positive approach to advancing relevant policy changes. Read more from Sikkuy

9 09, 2016

Kids4Peace in the news

September 9th, 2016|

Read five inspiring stories featuring Kids4Peace from around the web: The Boston Globe - Interfaith program teaches students to foster peace, calm conflict Haaretz - Muslim, Jewish and Christian teens from Jerusalem visit Capitol Hill to promote peace The Seattle Globalist - For middle schoolers, a summer of interfaith dialogue The Times of Israel - Back to school party celebrates the ABC's of coexistence WLWT5 - Kids4Peace Interfaith Camp brings children of different religions together  

8 09, 2016

Arava Institute launches new video

September 8th, 2016|

Check out a new video launched by the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, an ALLMEP member organization.The Arava Institute prepares future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region's environmental challenges. Their mission to promote environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict is an integral step in building trust in the Middle East.

8 09, 2016

NYT: “Israel Seeking Police Recruits: Eager, and Arab”

September 8th, 2016|

“Amnon Beeri-Sulitzeanu, a co-executive director of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, which has led its own initiative to improve relations between Arabs and the police, said there was a contradiction in a government that had been vocally hostile to Arabs while presenting a large budget to improve their lot. ‘It’s this conflicting trend — very positive on one hand, very destructive on the other,” he said. The government “is unhelpful — I’m trying to be gentle here — in its rhetoric and action when it comes to the place and collective rights of the Palestinian minority.’” Read the full story at the New York Times

6 09, 2016

Givat Haviva receives Austrian Government award for innovation

September 6th, 2016|

Congratulations to our friends at Givat Haviva on receiving the Austrian Government's 2016 Intercultural Achievement Award in the Innovation category for the program “Educators for a Shared Society.” Read more from Givat Haviva