July 2011 Blog Posts (31)

URI Global Council Trustees support human rights and democratic freedoms in the MENA region.

United Religions Initiative urges united action to stem Middle East violence



As Trustees of the Global Council of United Religions Initiative, we write to express our support for the millions of people in the Middle East and North Africa who have joined together to demand democratic freedoms and respect for…


Added by Rebecca Tobias on July 31, 2011 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

Today: MEPEACE Encounter and Ramadan Karim

Today MEPEACE is hosting the Encounter at

Join us at 20:00 Jerusalem time for our Encounter with Neri Bar-On.

Event details:

The MEPEACE Team wishes all of our peacemakers Ramadan Karim.

Click to learn more about Ramadan:

Ramadan… Continue

Added by Eyal Raviv on July 31, 2011 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

Thoughts about Shalom...

Od yavo' shalom aleinu...
...I hope so...
...I had enough wars against you to start see you in my mirror...
AsShalom aleykem!

Added by GaiaIskariot on July 30, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Recommendations - July 29

MEPEACE Recommendations - July 29

MEPEACE is a network for peace with thousands of peacemakers and millions of page visits on Thank you for being a peacemaker!

This week we recommend for you to share and enjoy:…


Added by Oliver Haack on July 29, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments

On Individualistic Spirituality

In my opinion, on some social networks there appears to be a tendency to avoid challenges altogether in order to protect beliefs.

The rationale seems to be that the intent of the challengers is merely to « make wrong, » and that those who challenge are just not « confident in their own beliefs. »

But what then if the intent is not to « make wrong » ? What if the intent is to shed a different light ? What if the prompting comes from the heart and not the ego ? What if the… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

A Day at the Beach

A friend of mine brought to my attention a recent article by Ethan Bronner in The New York Times, Where Politics Are Complex, Simple Joys at the Beach. The article describes a group of Israeli women who engage in civil disobedience by sneaking into Israel groups of Palestinian women to enjoy a day at the beach. The Israeli women, who call themselves We Will Not Obey, are willing to break the law to send the message that in their opinion, the occupation, with its attendent… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on July 28, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Exploring Energy in Jordan, Israel and Palestine: Part 2

This is the second blog in a series of three, which explore issues of energy in Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This entry was written by Shannon McGowan, FoEME intern at the Amman Office and studies International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  

Jordan faces multiple challenges within the energy sector, including increasing demand, energy costs, and dependency on foreign fossil…


Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

west terrorism ,Also christians and jewish are terror.

i wrote article in the past , terrorism as no religion , but what we hear from western media and there people ,Islam is terror religion ,and forgot what us Islam word mean , it,s mean peace, and how to peace become war and terror .  actully the terrorism are people have no ethics,home and religion , when they soles become corrupted and became without hearts and killing innocent people they became terror , if you think is Islam terror religion becuase someone calling him self is muslim and… Continue

Added by Ahmed Ata on July 27, 2011 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment

Palestine: the world's next nation - sign the petition Avaaz

On the 26 July the UN Security Council will meet, and the world has an opportunity to embrace a new proposal that could turn the tide on decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: UN recognition of the state of Palestine.

Over 120 nations from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have already endorsed this initiative, but Israel's right-wing government and the US vehemently oppose…


Added by Stewart Mills on July 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Exploring Energy in Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: Part 1

This is the first blog in a series of three, which explore issues of energy in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. This entry was written by Daniel Olson, FoEME intern at the Tel Aviv Office and a senior Environmental Studies major at Yale University.

When it comes to renewable energy use, some may see Israel as a contradiction. On the one hand, thanks to laws mandating solar water heaters in all buildings, Israel has the …


Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Integration (The Chrome Lake part 7 - revisited)

(Based on « 4D virtual 3x3x3x3 sequential move puzzle, scrambled » by SpinningSpark)

« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »

This instrumental section starts…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2011 at 12:50am — No Comments

Recommendations - July 22

MEPEACE Recommendations - July 22

MEPEACE is a network for peace with thousands of peacemakers and millions of page visits on Thank you for being a peacemaker!

This week we recommend for you to share and enjoy:…


Added by Oliver Haack on July 22, 2011 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Welcome to Auja Environmental Center

Recently I had the pleasure of spending several days at the Auja Environmental Center in Al Auja, Palestine.   FoEME has developed two pilot environmental centers in the Lower Jordan River Basin.  Both centers, the Auja Environmental Center and the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoParkprovide wonderful opportunities to escape urbanity, learn…


Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 21, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Please help!

I'm searching for my website ( title page picture of Jewish and Arab kid hugging or playing
or laughing (or in other friendly environment)
Hence I don't want to copy-paste such from googles,I ask you...
If you have such photo or picture,I would appreciate if you could share it with me.
I'll give credits to original source.
If you are interested in helping me out,please send the picture to
Thank you!

Added by GaiaIskariot on July 20, 2011 at 5:46pm — No Comments

FoEME Inspires Environmental Cooperation in Countries in Conflict

The week of July 3rd, a representative of FoEME was invited to attend and present at the Young Global Leaders Initiative on India Pakistan Cooperation Conference held on July 8-9 in Lahore, Pakistan.  This year’s theme was Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Managing Risks, Creating Benefits.

The conference brought together leaders from Pakistan and India to address the management of shared natural resources and to…


Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 19, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

A New Idea for the Gaza Flotilla

In the best scenario, the flotillas could serve as a place to let go of the old paradigm of the strong wins; of winners and losers. In that scenario, the flotillas could launch a new way of doing things, for internationals, Palestinians and Israelis. Ideally, I would like to see the flotillas as seminar spaces in the middle of the sea, where Israelis-Palestinians and internationals could negotiate their fate until they formed a consensus. In that scenario the flotillas would not reach Gaza… Continue

Added by Yvette Nahmia-Messinas on July 18, 2011 at 11:25pm — 4 Comments

“The Way to Sustainable Dialogue and Peace”

  • In my opinion, there are many types of dialog, but I focus on the dialog between moderates of religious, political, and civilian sectors in Middle East.
  • In new middle east - after transformation in the power - people in Arab countries must start with Political reforming and moving  toward democracy during the civil constitution to become a protective fence\framework from extremist thinking, and be a real supporter for the deployment of a just and lasting peace in this…

Added by Khaled Hassanin on July 18, 2011 at 5:12am — 2 Comments

Steamroller (Juggernaut part 4 - revisited)

Wilesco D36 steamroller » by Morn)

« Steamroller » is the fourth chapter of « Juggernaut. » In the storyline of the suite, it represents the apex of pain, and the metanoia.

The instrumental is one of the most busy pieces of music that I’ve written up to now, and…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 17, 2011 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Is the Boycott Law Good for Israel?

In the Wild, Wild West, American settlers used to “circle the wagons” when their wagon train came under attack. Some of Israel’s lawmakers are doing something similar in our time.

Faced with a barrage of international criticisms, and with a concerted campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state, and with mounting calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions, some lawmakers have taken it upon themselves to pass laws which are intended to stem the tide of widespread condemnation of Israel’s… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on July 17, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Greatest Challenge to Peace is Occupation by Israel of Palestine Beyond 1967 "Green Line" Borders

Palestinians continue to live in a giant prison in the West Bank even as Israel adds more settlements and confiscates Palestinian homes almost daily. As long as the colonization continues, how can there really be a "peace process"? Here is a fresh report from a delegation of American feminist academics who just returned from a fact-finding mission, among them Angela Davis. Judge for yourself. —Jordan


Justice for Palestine: A Call to Action from Indigenous and Women of…


Added by Jordan Elgrably on July 15, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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