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Unite the Field 2023

Unite the Field - June 5, 2023 at the Jerusalem International YMCA

This year, ALLMEP hosted the largest regional conference in the organization’s history. Hundreds of peacebuilders, policy makers, diplomats, and philanthropists gathered at the Jerusalem International YMCA for a full day of workshops, panels, and networking opportunities. This was a unique opportunity for the entirety of the peacebuilding field to come together– and to network, connect and strategize– at a moment of both crisis and opportunity for our community.  

These organizations often work along parallel lines, heading in the same direction but rarely coming into contact with one another. ALLMEP arranges opportunities for connection and partnerships throughout the year, but we need your help to do so. Events like these are only possible through the generous support of our donors. Especially as registration is Free of Charge to all peacebuilders who wish to attend. Consider making a contribution to ALLMEP today and help us bring the field together at a scale we’ve never before seen, and at a time when it has never been more necessary.

Keynote Address

ALLMEP was honored to be joined by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland

With special remarks by US Ambassador to Israel, Thomas R. Nides

A Message from MEPPA leadership & the German Ambassador

  • German Ambassador to Israel, Steffen Siebert
  • USAID Mission Director, Amy Tohill-Stull
  • Chair of PfP Advisory Board, George Salem
  • Eran Nissan (New Story Leadership)
  • Ksenia Svetlova (ROPES)
  • Maisam Jaljuli (Tsofen)
  • Nidal Foqaha (Palestinian Peace Coalition-Geneva)
  • Alick Isaacs (Siach Shalom)
  • Mohammed Attira (Palestinian Internship Program)
  • Dr. Gershon Baskin (Holy Land Bond)
  • Mohammad Darawshe (Givat Haviva)
  • Nida Shoughry (Itakh-Ma’aki)

Andrea Pontiroli  (Delegation of the European Union to Israel)
Dr. Yael Braudo (Women Wage Peace)
George Salem (MEPPA PfP Advisory Board)
Dr. Gil Murciano (Mitvim)
Huda Abuarquob (ALLMEP)

Thank you UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, for keynoting ALLMEP’s #UnitetheField2023. And for UNSCO’s support for civil society peacebuilders.  

You have to meet where you are. That’s what you are doing. I really salute your work… You are a superbly important element in how diplomats should redefine their priorities. We need to listen more to you. Speak up, come to us. And we will go behind you or in front of you.”

Canadian Broadcasting Company - Unite the Field Feature

Listen below to the June feature of ALLMEP’s Unite the Field conference on Canadian Broadcast Channel. The show covered the conference, with interviews from ALLMEP Executive Director, John Lyndon, and words from ALLMEP’s Regional Director, Huda Abuarquob.

Check out highlights from last year's conference: