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Do you believe in peace?

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 — No Comments

Sustaunable tolerance approach to Palestine Vs Israel Conflict

Dennis Otieno ORICHO, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey.







I-Brief…

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Added by Dennis Otieno ORICHO on November 15, 2007 at 11:45pm — No Comments

mepeace at the Knesset, again!

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 — No Comments

12 years to the day!

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 — No Comments

"The time has come to choose"

"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 — No Comments

Masik - Wow!!

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 — 3 Comments

Calendar for peace - let's use it!

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 — No Comments

90 years ago exactly - The Balfour Declaration

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 — No Comments

Creating Borders of Humanism, Eliminating Borders of Brutalism

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 — 1 Comment

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT!

Just had to share this bit of street wisdom from a great lady. I think it applies.

Love,

Susan

When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say.

-- maggie kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers

gray panthers are
Age and Youth in…
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Added by Susan Snow Collins on November 1, 2007 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Standing for mepeace at the Peace NGO Forum

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 — No Comments

mepeace brainstorming - I want to hear you too!

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 — No Comments

Personal Responsibility on a National Level

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 — No Comments

Optimism vs. Pessimism

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 — 3 Comments

Healing the Heart of Humanity

Added by Farida Magdalena Gillot on October 24, 2007 at 12:02am — No Comments

THREE MINUTES TO CHANGE: A Link to a movie entitled Paper Airplane by Michael McMillan

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…

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Added by Susan Snow Collins on October 23, 2007 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Peacemakers 2: Israeli and Palestine racing-team

http://www.aric.20m.com/

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

Bart

Added by mpbdx2 on October 23, 2007 at 12:52am — No Comments

CouchSurfing, Do you know it....!!!!!

http://www.couchsurfing.com/





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…

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Added by mpbdx2 on October 21, 2007 at 2:50pm — No Comments

The Gaza Strip, A Zoo!!!

Gaza

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…
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Added by mpbdx2 on October 21, 2007 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

A site I stumbled upon, Znet

http://www.zmag.org/meastwatch/IsraelPal.cfm


Added by mpbdx2 on October 21, 2007 at 1:24pm — No Comments

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