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MEPEACE Awards 2015

MEPEACE is pleased to announce its annual Peacemaker Awards for 2015.


Thousands of people inspire peace. Here we shine a light on ten individuals and five organizations those who inspire and help us realize peace.

PEACEMAKERS:

Online Dedication: Lisa Waldbaum
Founder of the public group on Facebook: "Events for Peace in Israel and Palestine". 

On-the-ground organization: Huda Abuarquob
Regional Director of ALLMEP - Alliance for Middle East Peace

Leadership: Hilik Bar
Knesset Member and Secretary General of Israel's Labor Party, and leader of the Caucus for Ending the Israeli-Arab Conflict. 

Initiative: Forsan Hussein
Founder of Zaitoun Ventures - Business development company that connects Israeli and Arab entrepreneurs.

Innovation: Rob Schrama
Dutch artist and Founder of Jerusalem Hug and Pyramid of Light

Promise: Amal Khayat
Co-founder of "Skype with your Enemy" project to break stereotypes, misconceptions and labels.

Promise: Itamar Weizmann
Co-founder of http://v15.org.il/ effort to unite center-left and win 2015 Israel elections

Contribution: Prem Rawat
Inspired people for more than forty years about the possibilities of inner peace. 

Contribution: Offuh James Offuh and Elesse Henoc Bafandjo
Two of the bravest, most creative, most effective African facilitators of authentic Dialogue and Reconciliation - http://traubman.igc.org/vidnigeriaivorycoast.htm



ORGANIZATIONS:


Possibilities: Parents Circle - Families Forum (PCFF)
theparentscircle.org
Grassroots organizations of bereaved Palestinians and Israelis. The PCFF promotes reconciliation as an alternative to hatred and revenge, through innovative projects, ie. the "Peace Square" in Tel Aviv. 

Education: Seeds of Peaceseedsofpeace.org
Peacebuilding youth organization that helping people from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace.  

Innovation: 
Peace One Daypeaceoneday.org 
Organisation that campaigns for a ceasefire, non-violence and peace, 
in all sort of possibilities the organisation initiates activities in Education, Music, Film, Sport, Dance, Art and Online showing the world that peace is achievable everywhere.
 
Initiative: Yachadyachad.co.uk
Home of the pro-Israel, pro-peace British Jews. 
 
Resources: HIRN - Hebron International Resource Networkhebronresources.wordpress.com
Dedicated to being a meeting space for internationals, a scholarly resource for academics and serving Palestinians. 

Thank you for peacemaking! Please consider making a contribution to support the work of MEPEACE. 

Contribute now online: http://mepeace.org/support.

We welcome your comments.

MEPEACE Awards Team
Email: awards@mepeace.org

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Comment by M. Ashaq Malik on January 5, 2015 at 6:46pm

Congratulations to ALL peacemakers and peace making organizations, and I wish them all the best for making peace in our world, no matter whatever little, they may....!!!

Comment by Irit Hakim-Keller on January 1, 2015 at 11:46am

Congratulations to all . Every one of you deserve the award.
Keep on doing beautifully in the future.

Comment by Oliver Haack on December 31, 2014 at 12:23pm

Congratulations to all awarded individuals and organizations. Keep up the good work for peace and mutual understanding!

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