Many members of the Jewish community do not believe peace is a viable
possibility for Israel. These people may hope for a peaceful future for
the Jewish national home, but even that hope is painful and bitter. The
Fund for Partnership offers a different perspective – one that views
peace for Israel and its neighbors as a potential reality, not as a
distant, fading dream.
Making the shift to this perspective
isn't easy. It sheds lights on some of the darker… Continue
Added by The Fund for Partnership on November 17, 2007 at 2:06pm —
Dennis Otieno ORICHO, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey.
Added by Dennis Otieno ORICHO on November 15, 2007 at 11:45pm —
This week, mepeace was inside the Knesset (Israel's parliament)
once again. MK Amir Peretz, former leader of the Labor party who served as Minister of Defense until earlier this year, heard about mepeace and the work of our peacemakers. In our meeting, Peretz quickly grasped the potential for a network for peacemakers and blessed our initiative and work. In our meeting, I shared with Peretz my life story and dream of a platform for peacemakers which will enable people to associate… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on November 10, 2007 at 11:03pm —
I remember where I was when I heard the Yitzhak Rabin, was shot! A woman from the street ran into the lobby of the building on the 34th street (in midtown Manhattan). She shouted that the Prime Minister of Israel had been shot" (she did not know then he was dead). What a shock!
Last night I was shocked again. I participated in the annual rally of remembrance in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. There were thousands. Many young people! The feeling was… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on November 4, 2007 at 11:12am —
"Olmert, it's time to choose" and "Yes to an agreement" make up the title of a new public relations campaign for peace, launched this morning in Tel Aviv. Peace Now and the Geneva Initiative joined forces to create and launch this campaign, at a cost of nearly one million shekels ($250,000). The campaign seeks to seize the peace initiative in the lead-up to the Annapolis peace summit.
I was at the press conference to launch the campaign and I… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 9:53pm —
I participated in the "Masik", olive harvesting, for the first time yesterday! For several weeks every year, olives are ready for harvest. The harvest is season short, and the challenge is great! Palestinians want to harvest their olves in peace. Their efforts are too often stymied by the interference of settlers.
So a coalition developed to help Palestinians harvest their olive groves. Teams of Israelis go out to different Palestinian… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 9:30pm —
We now have a calendar! Front and center on this site, this calendar will feature
peace events. Activists will be able to find peace events of many
different organizations in one place, here on mepeace.org. The calendar will display the current month so you can plan ahead. Tab on the top right for a view of the "Week" or the "Agenda" of events. On the top left you can click to see events "Today". Next you have the arrow buttons which will help you cycle through what you will… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 9:19pm —
Ninety years ago today, Lord Balfour (see picture) penned the following declaration. I wanted to share my thoughts on this document.
First, the letter is written to Lord Rothschild. It is a letter addressed to a private person, not 'the Jewish people', but a letter that addresses their aspirations. Second, notice that the declaration was submitted and approved by the Cabinet. Declarations are not submitted. Proposals are. The declaration, or news, is in fact the acceptance… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on November 2, 2007 at 8:51pm —
The following entry appeared on the Palestine-Israel Journal Blog on October 16, 2007
Creating Borders of Humanism, Eliminating Borders of Brutalism
by Heidi Basch
Added by Heidi Basch on November 1, 2007 at 5:59pm —
Just had to share this bit of street wisdom from a great lady. I think it applies.
When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say.
-- maggie kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers
Added by Susan Snow Collins on November 1, 2007 at 1:15pm —
The Peace NGO Forum
of the Peres Center for Peace convened
its Israeli organizations this week for the fifth time. I shared mepeace in a little speech I made as a candidate for a position on the Forum's Steering Committee (see video of the speech here
). I did not win. I have no regrets.
The Forum is currently comprised of 122 organizations: 74 Israel,… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on October 26, 2007 at 7:48pm —
Brainstorming has helped mepeace become what it is. A myriad of people have contributed! This week we held our latest mepeace brainstorming meeting. In this photograph, at the conclusion of our meeting at a Tel Aviv Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, you see me between Allie and Kfir, aI thank them and Elad and Dolev for participating and for bringing their experience to bear. The ideas they generated for advancing mepeace were just fantastic and included:… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on October 26, 2007 at 5:34pm —
The young members of the Labor party in Israel held a meeting this past week at party headquarters.
Young leaders of Israel's veteran political movement convened to discuss currents and invited the wisdom of Binyamin Ben Eliezer, Israel's serving Infrastructures Minister. I asked him this: Where is Israel taking responsibility? The Minister explained to us where the U.S. was at fault, and where the Palestinian leadership had erred. I asked him if he would take responsibility, as a… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on October 25, 2007 at 4:41pm —
One week ago, OneVoice
was supposed to execute simultaneous peace events in Jericho, Tel Aviv, London, Washington and Ottawa. OneVoice is a movement that works to give voice the silent majority. The idea is that most people on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are moderates, but we don't hear their voice because the media highlights the other sides' extremists. The great event, featuring respected personalities, musical… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on October 25, 2007 at 4:28pm —
Added by Farida Magdalena Gillot on October 24, 2007 at 12:02am —
Greetings from south Florida!
I really found this short movie very inspiring and hope you do too. Individuals, and nations too, sometimes get stuck in particular thoughts and need to "think outside the box." This movie shows us it is possible to do so. This is the link the author gave me but it appears you'll have to copy and paste it into your browser. If someone else has already posted this great movie then good, here it is again. Great minds think alike :->
In an e-mail… Continue
Added by Susan Snow Collins on October 23, 2007 at 7:30pm —
The First Israeli and Palestine racing-team, they should be here, as Peacemakers,
Aric Lapter and his Co-driver Rashid Nashasahibi.
I saw them on Dutch television, and the Dutch reporter said, that they sure are working on the Peace
Added by mpbdx2 on October 23, 2007 at 12:52am —
The CouchSurfing 2.0 Mission
Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time
CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance and facilitate cultural understanding.
As a community we strive to do our individual and collective parts to… Continue
Added by mpbdx2 on October 21, 2007 at 2:50pm —
article to be read here :( A zoo. This is one of the ways that Palestinians
describe the conditions under which nearly 1.5 million of them have
been living: in an area of some 360 square kilometers, closed in on
three sides by sophisticated barbed-wire fences, concrete walls and
military lookout towers, and to the west by Israeli navy ships… Continue
Added by mpbdx2 on October 21, 2007 at 1:51pm —
Added by mpbdx2 on October 21, 2007 at 1:24pm —