MEPEACE Event - September 11

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MEPEACE Event - September 11

Time: September 11, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: At the "Talitha Kumi" School in Beit Jalla
City/Town: Beit Jalla (15 minutes by car from Jerusalem)
Phone: Organizer: Anas Neiroukh - 054-578-4642, RSVP by email to
Event Type: interfaith event, iftar/shabat, dinner
Organized By: MEPEACE
Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2014

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Event Description

130+ peacemakers participated in the MEPEACE Iftar and Shabbat Dinner on September 11.

Thanks to all who came and all who wanted to be there. Special thanks to Anas Neiroukh, Tamar Freed and the others who organized this event.

People arrived from Nablus, Jericho, Ramallah, Beit Jalla, Hezma, Hebron, East and West Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv... We also had people from the US, Germany, France, Cypus, South Africa and Australia.

Beyond the Middle East, this event received media interest from Italy, Denmark, the US, the UK, Spain and China. We want to communicate that people of all faiths can come together for peace.

People arrived early and got to know one another. Dinner began with the end of the Ramadan fast day. A wide variety of traditional foods was served and guests sat and mingled at one huge interconnected table.

The program began after the meal. After welcoming remarks and thanks to the team, Eyal Raviv presented MEPEACE and what is possible. After sharing his personal memory of September 11th, we shared a moment of silence commemorating the tragedy, honoring the victims of that day and of our conflict, and reflecting on the peace we have and can have.

The education program followed with a discussion of the Iftar and Ramadan, and questions and answers from the crowd. A discussion of Shabbat followed. Information sheets were distributed with the customs and traditions in Arabic, English and Hebrew.

Everyone in the room voiced his/her voice with an introduction of name and birth month. 130+ voices were heard and we concluded by singing Happy Birthday to Lisa, in Arabic, Hebrew and English. The songs we share in common symbolize our shared striving for peace.

Thank you for participating in our event and for supporting us even if you could not be there. Let us meet in peace.


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Comment by Eyal Raviv on September 13, 2009 at 8:03am
Thank you to all who participated! Some pictures for you to enjoy:

Thank you being there and thank you for supporting us.
Comment by Adam Nerk on August 31, 2009 at 1:29pm
Dear all:
All of you, your families, your kids and your friends are welcoming us, Please reserve as soon as possible because we are almost out of space,
For registering email or call me any time at my cellphone number 054-5784642.
Comment by Ahmed.M.A.Alhelou on August 30, 2009 at 11:12am
i wanna came with my wife and kids ... is that possible ?
Comment by Doris Wolfe on August 30, 2009 at 2:56am
Thanks for the invite. My regrets. Just renovated my house to prevent further flooding and make it hurricane proof. Have a family crises. Must help out daughter and grandson. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Trust all will be blessed with higher hopes, expanding love and rippling peace
Comment by sandra on August 29, 2009 at 8:50am
hi everyone
could someone give directions how to get to Beit Jalla? Also, I would like to know if people are bringing their kids.
Comment by Aiman Anwar Makhalfa on August 22, 2009 at 8:25pm
خطوة صغيرة لكنها كبيرة نحو السلام
A small step but great towards peace
צעד קטן אבל גדול לקראת השלום
بشرفني اكون موجود
( انا مش متزوج عشان هيك راح احضر انا و صديق )
Comment by Mahmood Sairally on August 22, 2009 at 5:24pm
I would have liked to join you on 11th September 2009 but unfortunately the distance stops me. I am so certain that it will be great fun and wish you all a very nice and peaceful time togerther. May The Blessings of The Most High be with you.
Have a nice weekend. Salaam and shalom. Ramadan Kareem.
Comment by Luis on August 22, 2009 at 1:00am
May we all experience much love, joy and peace during the high holy days. I send blessings to all my brothers and sisters of all faiths. Together we can make a difference.
Comment by fesalk411 on August 14, 2009 at 6:25pm
ساكون هناك انا وعائلتي وسنكون سعداء بلقا ئكم وصنصلي معا من اجل ان يعم السلام
فيصل الخطيب
Comment by mohamed lafi on August 12, 2009 at 3:45pm
im happy because i will see you all


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