Welcome to mepeace.org, a platform for peacemakers advancing Middle East peace. On mepeace.org, Palestinians, Israelis and interested others are meeting, communicating and making peace. Please join us today. For more information, or to help us, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community of peacemakers is rich with a variety of backgrounds, religions, and life experience. We use the internet to bridge between people.We are inspired by the possibility of peace. We have been visited so far in more than 140 countries around the world.
To read the article in Haaretz describing mepeace.org as the "Facebook of Peace", click here (for the article in Hebrew, clickhere). Click here to see the first television interview on mepeace.org.
INTERACTION, INFORMATION, INSPIRATION
Interaction: we communicate with one another through comment walls, blogs and more than 100 discussion forums. You can contribute to a discussion or start one yourself.
Information: On personal pages you can learn about our peacemakers. Groups feature peace organizations. Join any group. Our color-coded Calendar features peace events around the world. Click on any event to see its details. Blogs feature blog contributions of all our peacemakers. Feel free to read and comment. Links enables you to connect with peace organizations in Palestine, Israel, and internationally. We also feature links to blogs at-large on peace in the Middle East.
Inspiration: The combination of interaction and information creates inspiration. Participate and be inspired by our peacemakers, our Photos and Videos. Enjoy our music and upload songs which inspire you.
HOW DID MEPEACE HAPPEN?
Three critical events within one year inspired me to create mepeace.org.
The first event: during the second war in Lebanon, August 2006. The war raged on and I felt frustrated and powerless. Finally weekend, I demonstrated against the war. The following day, my friend's brother was killed in Lebanon. At his funeral, I felt disconnected. Out of place. I knew I needed to do something for peace in the region.
The second event: in a Tel Aviv coffee shop, December 2006. Active in a number of different peace organizations, I wanted to create a community for peace activists. I invited my friends to brainstorm how. My friends said gathering socially would not work. So I took my idea online online. One week later I registered mepeace.org.
The third event: France, July 2007. Participating in a conference of organizations working for nonviolence in the Middle East, I was inspired by a young Palestinian. He told me I was the first Israeli he met. I decided then that mepeace.org would be a platform open to anyone interested in Middle East peace.
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