ISRAEL

Dr. Nurit Hirschfeld

Chapter Secretary General

Dr. Nurit Hirschfeld

Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Ran Cohen
Former Member of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset

National Peace Council Member

Prof. Eliezer Glaubach-Gal
Director, The I Foerder Institute for Liberal Studies

National Peace Council Member

Sheik Ali Birani

National Peace Council Member

Poetess Shelley Elkayam
President of the World Conference on Religion and Peace ISRAEL
Co-Founder of East for Peace and the Women's Council of the City of Jerusalem
  • Holding bimonthly Peace & Security Forums
  • Holding bimonthly Interfaith and Cooperation Forums
  • Holding International Youth Leadership Seminars
  • Hosting International Peace Pilgrimages & Fact Finding Tours

UN Magazine Features “Football for Peace” Project

August 24, 2015

Turin, Italy—The current issue of UNICRI’s Freedom From Fear Magazine features “Football for Peace,” a project that was co-organized by UPF-Israel and Italy in March.   

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Holy Places as an Anchor of Stability

May 28, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—At a time when tensions are high in the Middle East, the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum convened to discuss “The Holy Places in Jerusalem as an Anchor of Stability in a Long-Term Arrangement.” 

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Political Arrangements Discussed at Jerusalem Forum

May 28, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum co-organized a discussion on political arrangements that can ensure long-term stability in Jerusalem, on May 28. 

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum Addresses Educational Role of Religious Leaders

May 4, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—On May 4, the Harry S. Truman Research Institute held a conference on the theme, “Dialogue instead of Conflict–Education for Recognition of the Other.”

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Security Implications of ISIS Discussed at Jerusalem Forum

April 27, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum gathered on April 27 to discuss the implications of and the security dangers Israel faces with ISIS’ expansion in the Middle East.

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UPF Israel and Italy Collaborate on Youth Soccer Exchange Project

March 19, 2015

Turin, Italy—An Arab-Jewish soccer team, comprised of fourteen (7 Arab, 7 Jewish) 11-year-old boys, visited Turin, Italy from March 19-26, 2015, to participate in the “Un Calcio per la Pace” (“Football for Peace”) project.

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Forum Ponders Changes after Elections in Israel

March 19, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—Following the decisive victory of the Likud party in the March 17, 2015, elections, the Jerusalem Forum for Peace and Security met to discuss how this may influence Israel's foreign and security policies.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum Promotes Peace Education

March 12, 2015

Netanya, Israel—For its March 2015 meeting, the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum visited the city of Netanya and was warmly welcomed by Rabbi Edgar Nof and his Netan-ya Congregation community.

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E Glaubach: Address to the Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum

January 20, 2015

Distinguished guests and the very honored delegation of the great nation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

You are highly welcome in Jerusalem, the Holy City for all the monotheistic believers in the world. Over half of humanity—Muslims, Christians, Jews, Druze and others—have spiritual relations to Jerusalem and to the Holy Land, mainly in regard to the their Holy Scriptures, in which the creation of the world and humanity is described.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Israel

January 20, 2015

Israel HarmonyWeek 2015 01 20Jerusalem, Israel - The Jerusalem Interfaith Forum held a special session for a group of Muslims visiting from Azerbaijan, entitled “Interfaith Cooperation for Peace.”

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Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum Hosts Muslim Group from Azerbaijan

January 20, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel- The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum held a special session for a group of Muslim dignitaries from Azerbaijan, who had come to learn about the political situation in the Middle East. 

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Jerusalem and the Holy Sites: A Call for Peace at a Time of Crisis

January 13, 2015

Israel MEPI 2015 01 13Jerusalem, Israel - A conference brought together people of diverse religions and nations to discuss the highly sensitive issue of the status of the holy sites in Jerusalem.

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UPF Middle East Peace Declaration: “A Call for Peace at a Time of Crisis”

January 13, 2015

Statement by participants in UPF's interfaith and interdisciplinary consultation on “Jerusalem and the Holy Sites: A Call for Peace at a Time of Crisis” held in Jerusalem Jan. 9-13, 2015.

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Israel Forum Mulls Dangers in Syria

December 25, 2014

Israel SyriaForum 2014 12 25Modi'in, Israel - “Redeployment of Israel's Northern Border: The Civil War in Syria” was the topic of the Dec. 25 Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum.

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Forum Explores Opportunities in Sinai Peninsula

December 18, 2014

Israel Forum 2014 12 18The Sinai Peninsula was the focus of the Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum on Dec. 18, 2014.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum Honors Sheik Aasi

December 11, 2014

Israel Sheik Aasi 2014 12 11Acre, Israel - The Jerusalem Interfaith Forum met in December for a special occasion, in support of the Imam Sheik Samir Aasi.

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Forum Considers Recognition of Palestinian State

December 10, 2014

Israel PalestineState 2014 12 10Modi'in, Israel - “Security Council Recognition of a Palestinian State: Implications for the State of Israel” was the topic of the Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum.

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Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum President Given Knesset Speaker’s Award

December 2, 2014

Israel 2014 12 02 JerusalemForumJerusalem, Israel - Professor Eliezer Glaubach-Gal, the president of the Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum, was awarded the Knesset Speaker’s Award for his significant contribution to Israeli society as a whole and to senior citizens in particular.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Religion and Reconciliation

November 26, 2014

IsraelInterfaithForum-2014-11-26I'billin, Israel - During a time of escalating tension among religious groups, leaders from Israel’s four main religions came together for a Nov. 26, 2014, forum on "Religion and Reconciliation."

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Sheik Samir Aasi - A True Ambassador for Peace

November 20, 2014

Israel-2014-11-18Jerusalem, Israel - A day after the Nov. 18, 2014, massacre in a synagogue in Jerusalem, Sheik Samir Aasi arrived with other religious leaders to express support and sympathy for the affected community. Several hours later, acid was thrown on his car.

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