MEPEACE is pleased to announce its annual Peacemaker Awards for 2015.
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.
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 Victory 2015 - 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
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 Peace - seedsofpeace.org
Peacebuilding youth organization that helping people from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace.
Innovation: Peace One Day - peaceoneday.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: Yachad - yachad.co.uk
Home of the pro-Israel, pro-peace British Jews.
Resources:HIRN - Hebron International Resource Network
Dedicated to being a meeting space for internationals,a scholarly resource for academics and serving Palestinians.
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MEPEACE Awards Team