With at “non-member observer state” seat in the UN and a new sign that reads “State of Palestine”, Palestine has been donning the robe of “state” sainthood, using it now to sue Israel in International Criminal Court (ICC). The global… Continue
Added by Iliana Hagenah on March 10, 2013 at 7:00pm —
What exactly is Zionism? I've heard that some Jewish people are against it, I thought it was only Jewish people who could be Zionist but then I hear that there are Muslim Zionists also. Is it, generally speaking, a good or bad thing to be a Zionist? And are you one? I've heard that Zionists are anti-peace but that clearly must be wrong as some people on this site are. Just really confused...
Added by Louize Helen on September 24, 2012 at 5:17pm —
These are some facebook groups you may be interested in joining in order to make more contacts with fellow peacemakers, there is also a 'Germany loves Iran' and some more for Israel and Palestine. It might seem like nothing, a simple facebook group but like this site important contacts can be made with fellow peacemakers creating further unity :)
Added by Louize Helen on September 24, 2012 at 4:56pm —
Thanks to a friend I came across the following link on some great interfaith activism in Los Angeles
Rabbi Sarah Bassin, … Continue
Added by Stewart Mills on April 21, 2012 at 7:38pm —
Currently focusing on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, 'Peace it Together' is a unique program that offers youth the opportunity to connect deeply with their so-called "enemy" while co-creating short films that can be used as peace-building tools throughout the world.
Through dialogue and collaborative filmmaking, participants learn how to communicate and work together in ways that ensure everyone's needs are being met. This newly fostered ability to create something with… Continue
Added by Peace it Together on December 10, 2010 at 1:33am —
[Comment: Long but worthwhile read. Explains what many Jews and Israelis feel and think. ==PmR]
Lethal Politics: Antisemitism as Human Rights
By Anne BAYEFSKY
ADC Gandel Oration -- Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
July 6 and 8, 2008
Human rights have become a weapon. A potent force for denunciation and defeat – not in the hands of the abused, but in the hands of the abusers. Those powerful few who know… Continue
Added by Paul RETI on January 1, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution will be speaking about his new book “To Make the Earth Whole” at:
INDIGO BOOKS AND MUSIC
MANULIFE CENTRE – Bay & Bloor
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7PM
Please join us to hear and meet the author of this important work and buy a signed copy of the book
To Make the Earth Whole: The Art of Citizen… Continue
Added by CRDC_GMU on October 7, 2009 at 4:43pm —
Published by malloryh under Israel, Palestine, Palestinians, citizen diplomacy, narrative, peace process
By Mallory Huggins
A few weeks ago, The Jewish Voice & Herald (which serves New England and Southeastern Massachusetts) spolighted our own Aziz Abu Sarah’s work as an activist in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The article, titled “Palestinian activist: From angry young man to a proponent of peace,” discusses Aziz’s very personal connection to the conflict and how he… Continue
Added by CRDC_GMU on August 28, 2009 at 9:47pm —
Yesterday, I volunteered at JNF (Jewish National Fund) - stuffing envelopes and stamping them to be sent out to donors. There, I met another volunteer, an elderly fellow named Steve. We talked about Israeli politics, Jewish and family history.
He proposed a drastic government/electoral reform and a one state solution. I am against a one state solution because I think it would just lead to civil war, but I'll paraphrase Steve's… Continue
Added by Michael Weis on February 26, 2009 at 11:45pm —
Lightning strikes and stormy weather accompanied Brit Olam’s arrival in the Arab village of Bir al-Maksur last night. Our team presented its platform for an engaged and enthusiastic crowd comprised mostly of Arab Bedouin Muslims. They were elated to hear a party interested in delivering equal rights and dignity for all. One gentleman expressed emotionally, “We’ve been waiting for this for years.” Another graciously spoke to me in broken English, “I believe all you say is true,” gesturing with… Continue
Added by Byron DeLear on February 1, 2009 at 7:00pm —
When we were the persecuted
I was one of you
How can I remain one
when you become the persecutors?
Your longing was
to become like other nations
who murdered you
Now you have become like them
You have outlined those
who were cruel to you
Does their cruelty
live on in you now?
The poem is written by Erich Fried after the Six Days war in 1967.
He is Jewish, born in Austria, exiled to Great Britain when… Continue
Added by Hannah MeenErhabi Nesbit on January 23, 2009 at 5:25pm —
Working in Israel is linguistically challenging when you don’t speak Hebrew or Arabic. I am trying to learn as best and as quickly as possible – it’s always helpful to be able to communicate directly. So I learn to count to ten, learn how to say ‘please’, ‘thank you’ – ‘left and right’… bathroom, you know.
There’s always the period in each meeting where I get to interact and exchange ideas and sentiments with the help from a translator. Sometimes I feel like one of those TV… Continue
Added by Byron DeLear on January 22, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Hello Fellow Peacemakers,
It's great to know mepeace exists, I had the good fortune of meeting Eyal Raviv, manager of this site at a recent political event called the Jaffa Conference promoting Arab / Jewish dialog.
I am in Israel working on conflict resolution and helping with the political party, Brit Olam
Brit Olam is chaired by my dear friend Ofer Lifschitz with whom I co-founded an… Continue
Added by Byron DeLear on January 17, 2009 at 9:30pm —
It's been around since WW I when it
was a horror in the trenches.
It causes a kind of fire you can't
put out with a fire extinguisher
and if it gets on human flesh, it
will burn straight down the the
bone - and keep burning.
Now the Israeli military is dropping it
from time to time on Gaza neighborhoods.
Of course, that's just a rumor...unless
you see the video.
Who are you going to believe?
The Israeli… Continue
Added by Thea Berkhout on January 17, 2009 at 8:18pm —
Jewish editor sacked for publishing article
(freedom of expression thing)
This article was sent to Debbie Ducro, a American-Jewish
journalist with the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. She published it, and was fired the next day
Quest for justice
By Judith Stone
I am a Jew. I was a participant in the Rally for the Right of Return to Palestine. It was the right thing to do.
I've heard about the European… Continue
Added by Moustafa Ghaddar on January 14, 2009 at 2:07pm —
Gaza Door of Opportunity By Neri Bar-On and Deborah P. Sampson Center for Human Emergence Israel
What follows are some reflections about the present & future of Gaza in light of the broader scope of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. We perceive an opening to a possibility for simultaneously muting the radicals while fostering the moderate Build Palestine effort, to be supported glocally:
Right now, in the Gaza Strip, we are witnessing a clear… Continue
Added by Neri Bar-On on January 14, 2009 at 9:00am —
Last night I received a message from an Israeli woman I had never met. She found me because of another woman I never met, and all of this because of a Social Networking Website. She lives in Sderot:
Hello dear Scott
Thank you very very much for all that you do for peace in the middle east - warms the heart !
I heard from clu that you have some connection to people in the Gaza strip. I am highly interested in having connection… Continue
Added by Scott Cooper on December 22, 2008 at 12:41am —
Historical first – Aikido demonstration and children’s class in Bethlehem.
On Sunday, Oct. 19th, 2008, “Aikido Without Borders” conducted a historical first aikido demonstration and children’s class in Bethlehem.
A.W.B. is a fledgling N.G.O. primarily working in Israel/ Palestine that is dedicated to bringing the practice of aikido to troubeled areas where borders, both real and imagined,… Continue
Added by Miles Kessler on October 23, 2008 at 1:00pm —
This blog can also be found at my own weblog
There is so much chaos in Israel and Palestine right now politically and in terms of peace and violence that it is hard for those of us who know them intimately to keep it all in perspective. For today I just ask you to choose which Israel. I thought I had seen everything. Here is a scene of a senior Israel Defense Forces commander ordering a soldier to shoot at close range a bound… Continue
Added by Marc Gopin on August 11, 2008 at 2:07am —
UNRWA: Barrier to Peace
by Jonathan SPYER (*1)
May 27, 2008
Executive Summary: The United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) was created under the jurisdiction of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with the unique responsibility of solely aiding the Palestinians. Due to this special status, the UNRWA… Continue
Added by Paul RETI on May 29, 2008 at 11:10am —