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November 2007 Blog Posts (17)

urgent petition campaign: End The Health Crisis In Gaza

END THE HEALTH CRISIS IN GAZA

Since Israeli government declared Gaza as "hostile entity" on 19th September 2007,Israel blocks delivery of

essential medicines to Gaza Strip and doesn't allow Palestinian

patients to go outside of Gaza for urgent treatment.

The United Nations,The World Health Organisation and Physicians for Human Rights

have condemned Israel for this situation, but Israeli government is

still continue to its policy and Palestinian patients are slowly… Continue

Added by Sanam on November 29, 2007 at 6:12pm — No Comments

At Annapolis!

I went Annapolis today rallying for peace! This was part of my US tour promoting mepeace.org. It is reassuring to see people supporting peace in the United States.



Some of today's sights and sounds: Activists who came from Washington and New York to rally for peace. Neturei Karta Jews screaming for no state. Orthodox Jews yelling at the Neturei Karta. Annapolis police and security and Navy personel securing the Naval Academy. Americans… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 28, 2007 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

Full negotiations are on!

Negotiations are agreed! And, the greatest accomplishment of all: all topics will be covered, saving nothing for second-stage final status talks in an indefinite future (the real failing of Camp David, Oslo, etc.), including right of return, final borders, and a comprehensive settlement with other Arab countries like Syria. The deadline? The end of 2008 (read: the end of Bush’s presidency). From…

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Added by Ben Murane on November 27, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Russian street relates to the peace process between Palestine and Israel

On the 15th and 16th of November, the Labor Party's Forum of Olim held a seminar together with the Geneva Initiative. More than 35 young Olim between the ages of 18 and 30 participated in the seminar. During the seminar, participants met Knesset member Ephraim Sneh, and leaders of the Geneva Initiative. Lemuel Melamed, the event's organizer, said that the decision to invite young people from across Israel was created of the need to discuss…

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Added by Lemuel Melamed on November 24, 2007 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

peace with all

Added by Lemuel Melamed on November 22, 2007 at 7:25pm — No Comments

mepeace in America, and around the world!

Two days ago I arrived in the US to visit family and advance mepeace.org. Productive meetings open new avenues and help me realize the universality of our quest of peace. Looking forward, we stop to take a breath and appreciate that we have touched and been touched by peacemakers in more than 70 countries (colored in the image above).

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 17, 2007 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

Looking for Supporters

Hello Everybody!

I am a new organization. I was just born in July of 2007. I am looking for people to come help me grow and develop. If you find this approach of "having peace" appealing contact me. Together we can help bring the reality of peace into expression.

Added by The Fund for Partnership on November 17, 2007 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Do you believe in peace?

Many members of the Jewish community do not believe peace is a viable

possibility for Israel. These people may hope for a peaceful future for

the Jewish national home, but even that hope is painful and bitter. The

Fund for Partnership offers a different perspective – one that views

peace for Israel and its neighbors as a potential reality, not as a

distant, fading dream.



Making the shift to this perspective isn't easy. It sheds lights on some of the darker… Continue

Added by The Fund for Partnership on November 17, 2007 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Sustaunable tolerance approach to Palestine Vs Israel Conflict

Dennis Otieno ORICHO, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey.







I-Brief…

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Added by Dennis Otieno ORICHO on November 15, 2007 at 11:45pm — No Comments

mepeace at the Knesset, again!

This week, mepeace was inside the Knesset (Israel's parliament) once again. MK Amir Peretz, former leader of the Labor party who served as Minister of Defense until earlier this year, heard about mepeace and the work of our peacemakers. In our meeting, Peretz quickly grasped the potential for a network for peacemakers and blessed our initiative and work. In our meeting, I shared with Peretz my life story and dream of a platform for peacemakers which will enable people to associate… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 10, 2007 at 11:03pm — No Comments

12 years to the day!

I remember where I was when I heard the Yitzhak Rabin, was shot! A woman from the street ran into the lobby of the building on the 34th street (in midtown Manhattan). She shouted that the Prime Minister of Israel had been shot" (she did not know then he was dead). What a shock!



Last night I was shocked again. I participated in the annual rally of remembrance in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. There were thousands. Many young people! The feeling was… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 4, 2007 at 11:12am — No Comments

"The time has come to choose"

"Olmert, it's time to choose" and "Yes to an agreement" make up the title of a new public relations campaign for peace, launched this morning in Tel Aviv. Peace Now and the Geneva Initiative joined forces to create and launch this campaign, at a cost of nearly one million shekels ($250,000). The campaign seeks to seize the peace initiative in the lead-up to the Annapolis peace summit.



I was at the press conference to launch the campaign and I… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Masik - Wow!!

I participated in the "Masik", olive harvesting, for the first time yesterday! For several weeks every year, olives are ready for harvest. The harvest is season short, and the challenge is great! Palestinians want to harvest their olves in peace. Their efforts are too often stymied by the interference of settlers.



So a coalition developed to help Palestinians harvest their olive groves. Teams of Israelis go out to different Palestinian… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Calendar for peace - let's use it!

We now have a calendar! Front and center on this site, this calendar will feature peace events. Activists will be able to find peace events of many

different organizations in one place, here on mepeace.org. The calendar will display the current month so you can plan ahead. Tab on the top right for a view of the "Week" or the "Agenda" of events. On the top left you can click to see events "Today". Next you have the arrow buttons which will help you cycle through what you will… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 9:19pm — No Comments

90 years ago exactly - The Balfour Declaration

Ninety years ago today, Lord Balfour (see picture) penned the following declaration. I wanted to share my thoughts on this document.



First, the letter is written to Lord Rothschild. It is a letter addressed to a private person, not 'the Jewish people', but a letter that addresses their aspirations. Second, notice that the declaration was submitted and approved by the Cabinet. Declarations are not submitted. Proposals are. The declaration, or news, is in fact the acceptance… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Creating Borders of Humanism, Eliminating Borders of Brutalism

The following entry appeared on the Palestine-Israel Journal Blog on October 16, 2007

Creating Borders of Humanism, Eliminating Borders of Brutalism
by Heidi Basch

Added by Heidi Basch on November 1, 2007 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT!

Just had to share this bit of street wisdom from a great lady. I think it applies.

Love,

Susan

When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say.

-- maggie kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers

gray panthers are
Age and Youth in…
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Added by Susan Snow Collins on November 1, 2007 at 1:15pm — No Comments

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