MEPEACE honors Dr. Gershon Baskin
, peacemaker and board member of MEPEACE, for helping achieve the critical breakthrough in negotiations between the Hamas and Israel. Gershon's efforts resulted in the release of Palestinian prisoners and the return of Gilad Shalit today.
In addition to representing "Middle East Peace", MEPEACE combines the words "ME" and "PEACE". We believe that Middle East peace starts with each of us. Gershon Baskin, as the founder of IPCRI, as a peacemaker and as a person,represents the commitment and courage we strive for in realizing peace.
With his actions, Gershon has shown how one person can impact Middle East peace. We hope these events will lead us to realize the peace that is possible for Palestinians and Israelis.
MEPEACE congratulates Gershon Baskin and all our peacemakers on this momentous day... For a telling news story about Dr. Baskin, see this article in Ha'aretz
The MEPEACE Team