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

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 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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Forum Mulls Israeli-U.S. Relations

November 20, 2014

Israel-USrelations-2014-11-20Jerusalem, Israel - Worsening Israeli-U.S. relations were the topic of the Nov. 20, 2014, meeting of the Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum.

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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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