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Time: December 31, 2009 all day
Location: International
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Event Type: mepeace awards
Organized By: MEPEACE - Network for Peace
Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2010

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MEPEACE is pleased to announce its first annual peacemaker awards! Your feedback is welcome in the comments below.

On this day exactly three years ago we registered We celebrate by announcing our first annual MEPEACE Awards. The MEPEACE board voted for ten awardees who have shown innovation, leadership, contribution and promise, online and on the ground. We also shine a light on organizations ennabling possibilities, education, innovation and initiative for peace. Thank you for your commitment to peace.


Online Dedication: Neri Bar On
A peacemaker and entrepreneur, Neri is recognized for his outstanding dedication, including and more than 3,000 contributions to discussions on

On-the-ground organization: Hiba Hamzeh
A young Palestinian leader, Hiba has served as an outstanding executive partner, organized successful Peace Cafes and is recognized for her exceptional commitment.

Inspiration: Earl Prignitz
94 years old, Earl is a retired minister seeking "to find some young person who would take up the mission of promoting the cause of peace." Earl is recognized for being an inspiration.

Leadership: Oliver Haack
Oliver understands the possibility for peace to overcome the perils of war. Oliver is recognized for his leadership on, coordination of volunteers and innovation of the MEPEACE Chat Workshop.

Contribution: Marc Gopin
The director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, and founder of MEJDI LLC. Marc is recognized for contributions proving the "Pen is mightier than the sword".

Promise: Noa Maiman
A successful actress, producer, and entrepreneur, Noa is recognized for inspiring vision and promise for peace, and for promoting MEPEACE by inviting 1,200 friends to


Possibilities - JStreet
J Street was founded to change the dynamics of American politics and policy on Israel and the Middle East and has attracted over 100,000 active supporters. J Street is recognized for energizing new possibilities for peace.

Education - IPCRI - Israel/Palestine Center for Research & Information
A joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-tank and do-tank located in Jerusalem, IPCRI is recognized for innovating peace education by pioneering Peace Education Workshops for Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals.

Innovation - Abraham Fund Initiatives
Technology can be harnessed for peace, as demonstrated by The Abraham Fund Initiatives' first ever global online outreach event - "A Celebration of Coexistence". The organization is recognized for the benefit webcast - innovating outreach to benefit peace.

Initiative - Jamming for Peace
Jamming for Peace inspires peace through the universal medium of music and donation-based Arabic-learning groups across Israel. Jamming for Peace is recognized for creating atmosphere and awareness of peace on a shoe-string budget.

Thank you for your peacemaking and keep up the good work! Please add a comment below.

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Comment by or dobkowski on January 3, 2010 at 12:48am
Hi Eyal and all the board of mepeace.
Thank you very much, it is very nice and warms up the heart to hear (or read)
a good word, it gives us a nice pleasure.
I hope that good things will come to the world and to our region.
Keep up the good spirit and the good work.
Happy new year
Comment by Paul RETI on December 31, 2009 at 5:45pm
Congratulations to those recognised. May you all from now on contribute here according to the aspirations of
Comment by Earl Prignitz on December 31, 2009 at 5:35pm
I thank you Eyal for naming me as the 1st "Peacemaker of the week" many weeks ago now. And then again including me in the MEPEACE AWARDS Dec. 31st. Needless to say I am very pleased. Again I say "Thank You."
And I congratulate you for all the work you do in the field.
Comment by Neri Bar-On on December 31, 2009 at 11:52am
Thanks to the Board!

It is pleasure to work with you all and bring this idea into manifestation.
Comment by Oliver Haack on December 31, 2009 at 11:35am
Thanks to the Board!
Comment by Hiba on December 31, 2009 at 10:23am
Its so beautiful to find my name here :-)) Thank You Eyal & All
Comment by Eyal Raviv on December 22, 2009 at 4:49pm
Thank you all for the wonderful recommendations and nominations we have received!
Comment by Jay Hamburger on December 18, 2009 at 2:32pm
I nominate Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia. Arthur has worked tirelessly....all his life for true peace and justice everywhere.... especially focused upon Israel/Palestine.
Comment by walla karaja on December 12, 2009 at 5:40am
Good Idea
Comment by Anton of Jerna on December 3, 2009 at 1:09pm
I strongly recommend the Ramallah-born Quaker Jean Zaru, a veteran of compassionate dialogue with Israelis and internationals. You can look up her recent book at google/


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