MEPEACE is pleased to announce its 4th annual Peacemaker Awards - shining a light on those who inspire and help us realize peace.
Here we award 5 accomplished peacemakers, 5 promising peacemakers and 5 orgs.
MEPEACE PEACEMAKER AWARDS
Leadership – Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) – President of the Palestinian National Authority - For being a leader for peace in tough times. For renouncing violence and promoting non-violent methods for the establishment of Palestine.
Contribution - Tim Upham
For his ceaseless efforts to contribute interesting and necessary discussions on mepeace.org.
Online Dedication - Sussan
Sussan is dedicated online on MEPEACE, working to “share ideas, and search for solutions that leave no one humiliated.”
On-the-ground organization – Dr. Ahmad Hijazi, RIP
A leader in conflict resolution and director of the School for peace in Neve Shalom/Wahat Al Salam (Oasis of Peace), until his untimely death in 2012.
Innovation – Shelley Hermon
Producer and director of “Within the Eye of the Storm” – Award winning film on Bassam and Rami, combatants for peace.
PROMISE FOR PEACE AWARDS– Names to watch!
Ahmed Helou - Tireless worker for peace and Co-founder of Visit Palestine
Sulaiman Khatib- Committed leader for peace from Ramallah
Yovav Kalifon - Pioneer of the ‘Tiyul-Rihla Project’, a joint travel initiative.
Ayelet Haliva – Pioneer of Social Justice Now on UStream
Alon Lee-Green – Young politico advancing Arab-Jewish relations and social justice
ORGS FOR PEACE AWARDS: Orgs making the difference!
Possibilities – Facebook
The all-encompassing social network is recognized for enabling the 'virtual togetherness' that can help bring peace and change, enabling worthy efforts such as ‘YaLa Young Leaders’ and ‘Israel Loves Iran’.
Innovation - YaLa-Young Leaders يالا-يا قادة الشباب יאללה-מנהיגים צעירים
YaLa-Young Leaders is an online, Facebook-based movement dedicated to empowering young Middle Easterners to lead their generation to a better future with more than 260,000 ‘Likes’ from across the Arab world, Israel, the Mediterranean and the wider international community.
Breakthrough - Israel Loves Iran
A bridge in the Middle East between the people.We are not enemies. We love each other. The aim is to: “communicate. Get the lines open. That's hope…and that's easy. Because of the internet.”
Education - Peace Mala
'Grass roots' charity working for peace through education. A Peace Mala is a symbolic double rainbow bracelet that promotes friendship, respect and peace.
Initiative – MyFaceforPeace.org
An independent peace initiative, launched in October 2012 in Hamburg/Germany for giving face to the wish for global peace. “Positive change is possible only through unity and solidarity of a great mass of people.”
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The MEPEACE Team