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

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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International Day of Peace Observed at a Forum in Jerusalem on Genocide

September 9, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel together with Har-El Community in Jerusalem marked the International Day of Peace with a conference on Sept. 9, 2014, on “Universal Lessons of the Holocaust: No More Genocide!”

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E.A.P. Nof: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

We, religious leaders, congregants and believers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Druze, are in the front line in the battle for peace. Our weapons are prayers and songs of peace.

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Interfaith Prayers for Peace between Israel and Gaza

July 30, 2014

As the war between Israel and Hamas continued to claim victims, and cause suffer and misery in both Israel and Gaza, two prayer meetings took place to offer interfaith prayers for peace during the day in Daliat El-Carmel and Nazareth on July 30, 2014.

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E. Glaubach: War in Gaza, An Emergency Call to All Related Governments

July 29, 2014

The only solution is the Arab Peace Initiative 2002 for "normal relations" with Israel, backed by the Arab League, that includes 22 Arabic states.

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Cross-Cultural Learning for European and American Youth in Israel

July 21, 2014

Daliat El Carmel, Israel - Sixteen youth from Europe and the Americas visited sacred and historic sites in Israel July 14-31, 2014, and spent several days in a Druze community doing service projects, teaching good sportsmanship and engaging in cross-cultural dialogue.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Praying for Peace at the Kafr Kanna Wedding Church

July 16, 2014

Kafr Kanna, Israel - In the midst of the pain of the current war in our region, under the sounds of sirens and missile threats, the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum gathered in Kafr Kanna on July 16, 2014, to offer a common prayer for true peace.

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H. Ben Zvi: Maintaining a Parental Heart in Israel

July 15, 2014

As a parent who is both a patriot and a peace advocate, I'm in constant prayer for the safety of not only my own children, but also all people from both sides.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Interfaith Cooperation in Education

June 16, 2014

Acre, Israel - The Jerusalem interfaith forum gathered in the beautiful ancient port city of Acre, in which Arabs and Jews live together, on June 16, 2014, for a second forum hosted at El-Jazar Mosque.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Israel's Security Budget Planning

June 8, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - "Israel's Security Budget – Long-term Planning" was the topic of a Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum at the IMPACT-SE Institute on June 8, 2014.

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Initiatives Promoting Middle East Peace

May 16, 2014

A listing of programs of the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) from 2003 to 2014.

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J.-P. Ostberg: Road to World Peace

May 16, 2014

Jerusalem is a holy city for Jews, Muslims and Christians, roughly half of the world population, and can only be dealt with successfully on the basis of interfaith work, which UPF is so good at. If the path of reconciliation can be the main direction for the region it opens up great possibilities.

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Tenth Anniversary MEPI Pilgrimage for Peace

May 16, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - More than 160 international delegates representing some 20 nations and a wide range of religious backgrounds joined a special Middle East Peace Initiative program in Jerusalem on May 12-16, 2014.

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S. Watt: Reflections on the MEPI Pilgrimage for Peace

May 16, 2014

This visit to Israel has strengthened my resolve to be an agent of change and an Ambassador for Peace in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi who said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

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Middle East Peace Initiative Program on Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation

May 12, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - A Middle East Peace Initiative program in Jerusalem brought together religious leaders, academics and NGO delegates with the theme of “Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace and Development” beginning May 12, 2014.

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E. Glaubach: The Middle East Conflict - Alternative Options for Agreement

April 30, 2014

When the parties to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process reached an impasse, despite the efforts of US Secretary of State John Kerry, it was quite clear that the process is on the verge of failure.

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E. Glaubach: Call for a Historic Settlement in the Holy Land

April 13, 2014

We would like to wish the American, the Palestinian and the Israeli negotiating teams full success in achieving the holy objective of ceasing the bloody conflict and fulfilling the vision of a sustainable agreement in the Holy Land, a historic settlement between Israelis and Palestinians who wish to ensure the welfare of the two peoples, their long-term existence and the well-being of future generations.

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A. Geronik: Adoption of the 'Nordic Balance System' to a Security Regime in the Middle East

April 13, 2014

The significant political change that must take place in the Middle East, if the intention is to adopt the Nordic Balance model, will be characterized by the turning of Jordan and the future Palestinian state into neutral states. Neutrality is perceived as an attractive policy for small nations which, because of their strategic location or symbolic political value, stand or may stand in the focus of a struggle for influence or control by regional or global rivals.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Israel's Plan B for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

April 13, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - The central political issue of conflicts in the Middle East and Israel’s “plan B” for solving the Israeli-Palestinian crisis after the failure of US Secretary of State John’s Kerry’s efforts was the focus of the April 13, 2014 forum.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: The Role and Responsibility of Religious Leaders

April 8, 2014

Netanyah, Israel - The Jerusalem Interfaith Forum for Understanding and Cooperation Among Religions marked its 12th meeting in the Netan-Ya Reform Jewish Synagogue in the city of Netanyah with a forum on "The Role and Responsibility of Religious and Spiritual Leaders" on April 8, 2014.

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