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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 mepeace.events@gmail.com
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.

The MEPEACE Team
mepeace.org@gmail.com

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Comment by mohamed lafi on August 12, 2009 at 1:29pm
thank you
Comment by feras m.n. zaidalkilani on August 12, 2009 at 1:19pm
i think its nice 2 come 2 see all
Comment by Adam Nerk on August 12, 2009 at 3:27am
Simply this Event will rock you, join ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Comment by Adam Nerk on August 12, 2009 at 3:26am
Please RSVP, i am looking forward to see all of you,,,,,,,,,please contact me for any farther information any time at my cell phone: +972-54-5784642......
Comment by Irvin on August 11, 2009 at 5:34pm
This sounds like a wonderful event! My heart will be there with you as you help bring Divine Peace & Love into the hearts & minds of all.

"Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth"

OM Salaam Shalom
Shells Comment by Shells on August 11, 2009 at 1:32pm
in spirit i will be with you always and thank you in advance mepeace Team for organising this event. we are praying for this Family time to be blessed and for all to feel the love of G-d on their lives so that they may rejoice and feel equally blessed at this time. love your UK friend.... shel x
Comment by Eyal Raviv on August 1, 2009 at 11:12am
We want you to be with us for this special event. To RSVP and to help, please contact Anas Neiroukh at 054-578-4642.

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