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March 2011 Blog Posts (30)

IPSI: Álvaro de Soto, Betty Bigombe, and others...

***A Message from Dr. William Zartman: For Immediate Distribution***

To the Global Conflict Management Community:

 

As IPSI’s Chairman of the Board, I am proud to announce that Ambassador Álvaro de Soto, Betty Bigombe, and Jeffrey Mapendere will lend their…

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Added by Cameron Chisholm on March 29, 2011 at 1:18am — No Comments

Middle East’s Paradigm Shift: Rape is No Longer Accepted Here

Middle East’s Paradigm Shift: Rape is No Longer Accepted Here

 

By Yvette Nahmia-Messinas, Jerusalem

Author of “They All Sound Like Love Songs, Women Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations.”

 

Former President of Israel, Moshe Katsav was sentenced to 7…

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Added by Yvette Nahmia-Messinas on March 26, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

First Major Hollywood Film on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Told from a Palestinian Perspective opens in L.A., NYC.

Dear Los Angeles Friends of Israeli-Palestinian Peace:



Since I know you are as anxious as I to foster a just and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I'm absolutely certain you'd want to know about your personal opportunity to see "Miral" -- the first major Hollywood film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict told from a personal and largely sympathetic Palestinian perspective.



Please read more detailed information about "Miral" -- as…

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Added by Joel Gayman on March 26, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Peace & Security Report - 03/25/2011

In this week’s PSR: Violence against women in Colombia; Benin presidential troubles; Ivory Coast youth; Somalia violence; Cuba politics; Guatemala first lady; Venezuela H1N1; Japan contamination; Laos food shortage; Malaysia WMD concern; EC cyber attack; Serb general imprisoned; Russia’s stance on Libya; Israel violence; Libya updates; Syrian reforms; Bangladesh and Yunus; India detention laws; Nepal political deal. …

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Added by Cameron Chisholm on March 25, 2011 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Recommendations - Mar 25

 
MEPEACE Recommendations - March 25



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This week we recommend for you to share and enjoy:…



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Added by Oliver Haack on March 25, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

Half Measures with No Clear Vision in Sight

Where is the vision? Where are we heading? And how do we get there?



For some reason, when it comes to the Middle East, people the world over seem to content themselves with half measures and short-sighted thinking. We feel good about doing something, anything for that matter, even if it has little bearing on the problem at hand, or no chance of bringing about a long term solution.



Take, as an example, the current military campaign in Libya, which is being undertaken by… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on March 24, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

In the Memoriam

In the Memoriam

Rachel Corrie   (1979- 2003)  An American hero

 

She was an American citizen with a Palestinian blood

Today 16, March 2011, marks the 8th anniversary of the tragedy killing of Ms, Rachel Corrie , she killed by Israeli caterpillar D9 bulldozer, she killed while she defining a Palestinian home from demolition in Rafah , Gaza strip in March 2003. According to other activists how…

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Added by Omar MHD on March 23, 2011 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Vast majority of Americans want significant troop withdrawal from Afghan war

I’d like to unpack a little American zeitgeist for you on the Afghan war.

A recent Washington Post-ABC News…
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Added by Byron DeLear on March 20, 2011 at 11:59pm — No Comments

MEPEACE Update from New York

Thank you to all who heard MEPEACE in Boston and New York this week, and earlier in Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. I return to the Middle East this week encouraged - Thanks to all who support our work for peace. See updated pictures at: http://traubman.igc.org/mepeace.pdf
 

MEPEACE is submitting a grant proposal this week for USAID. Email me if you have an…
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Added by Eyal Raviv on March 20, 2011 at 2:36am — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 03/18/2011

In this week’s PSR: Israel clears landmines; Niger Elections; Somali pirates; Sudan negotiations; Colombia's FARC; Cuba sentencing; Drones in Mexico; Japan crisis; Koreas tensions; Malaysia smuggling; EU nuclear policy; N. African refugees; HRW in Uzbekistan; Bahrain crackdown; Libya ceasefire; Palestine unity talks; Afghan strategy; Maldives security; US contractor in Pakistan.…

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Added by Cameron Chisholm on March 18, 2011 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Recommendations - Mar 18

 
MEPEACE Recommendations - March 18



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Added by Oliver Haack on March 18, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments

A Passover Seder for Peace and Freedom in the Arab World

My friend Ruth Sharone, an expert at interfaith relations (website: filmsthatmatter.com) is trying to organize a special Seder at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, CA, U.S., on the Thursday before Passover (April 14).

As many of you know, Passover celebrates the freedom of the ancient Israelites from the oppression and tyranny of a corrupt Egyptian regime. This year, Jews have a special opportunity to share these sentiments of freedom with their brothers and sisters of all faiths in…

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Added by Michael Feldman on March 17, 2011 at 2:04am — No Comments

MEPEACE Update from Boston

Thank you to all who came to hear and support MEPEACE's message of peace in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fifty-five people joined me and Bassam - my Palestinian colleague - in LA. MEPEACE is ready for events on March 15 in Boston and March 16 in New York.



MEPEACE in Boston: http://www.mepeace.org/events/fundraising-in-boston



MEPEACE in New York:…

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Added by Eyal Raviv on March 15, 2011 at 2:59am — No Comments

I just wanted to share with you all this statement that a group I belong to in Sydney, Jewish Voices for Peace and Justice, has issued in support of the peoples of the Arab Nations who are rising up …

I just wanted to share with you all this statement that a group I belong to in Sydney, Jewish Voices for Peace and Justice, has issued in support of the peoples of the Arab Nations who are rising up now for democracy and freedom...

We at Jewish Voices for Peace and Justice are deeply inspired by the people of the Arab Nations, in their struggle for democracy and freedom as they rise to decide their own future, defying regimes that have for too long subjugated them.…



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Added by Judy Pincus on March 13, 2011 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Calling for Our Help to Bring Peace to Libya

 

I believe it is up to each one of us to take responsibility of our thoughts and our actions in order to make a difference to the energy in Libya.  It is vital that we direct only positive and peaceful thoughts each time we think of Libya.  There should be no words or…

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Added by LUXOR Light on March 11, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Recommendations - Mar 11

 
MEPEACE Recommendations - March 11



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Added by Oliver Haack on March 11, 2011 at 7:09am — No Comments

MEPEACE Update from LA

MEPEACE is presenting its work now in Los Angeles, California. Please invite anyone you know in LA to join us on Wednesday, March 9. LA event details: http://www.levantinecenter.org/event/mepeaceorg-hosts-teach



San Francisco was wonderful. Thank you to Len and Libby Traubman who beautifully hosted and supported our work. Together, we presented MEPEACE and met Palestinians and Jews and others responsive to our…

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Added by Eyal Raviv on March 8, 2011 at 8:03pm — No Comments

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