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
President, Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum

National Peace Council Member

Sheik Ali Birani
President, Jerusalem Forum for Understanding and Cooperation among Religions
Mrs. Adi Sassaki
Director, Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum

International Interfaith Consultation in Israel

August 20, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - An International Interfaith Consultation on “Interfaith, the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century” is taking place in Israel August 20-24. Faith leaders, political leaders and parliamentarians, and civic leaders will consider how to advance the proposal for an interreligious council at the UN.

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Young Politicians Seek to Mend Ties Between Israel and Turkey

August 4, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - In the tense climate between Israel and Turkey after the May 31 attack on the Gaza-bound flotilla that left nine Turks dead, two young politicians are seeking to bypass political bickering and promote moderate voices in the two countries.

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Musical Collaboration of David D'Or and David Eaton

June 19, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - Platinum recording artist and Ambassador for Peace, David D’Or performed with the Israel Philharmonic on June 9, 2010 Mr. D’Or, one of Israel’s preeminent vocalists, has performed with the Philharmonic on several occasions, and for this performance he requested New York City Symphony director David Eaton to orchestrate one of his new songs.

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Ambassador for Peace Promotes a Tourist-Friendly Jerusalem

June 16, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - Jerusalem is reinventing itself by improving tourist services, reaching out to rapidly growing sectors like Christian pilgrims and Russian tourists, attracting more conventions, and recruiting tourists to act as Jerusalem’s ambassadors.

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In Memoriam: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari

June 3, 2010

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari participated in every Middle East Peace Initiative interreligious conference. He was active in the Sulha Peace Project, the World Conference on Religions and Peace in Israel, the Israel Interfaith Coordinating Council.

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Forum in Jerusalem on Bringing Religion to the Front Lines of Peace

June 2, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - The Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information held a panel discussion on Bringing Religion to the Front Lines of Peace at the Ambassador Hotel on June 2.

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Africa Day Commemorated in Israel

May 25, 2010

Tel Aviv, Israel - UPF-Israel sent a delegation to the African football tournament in Tel Aviv May 22, three days before Africa Day. Information was distributed about UPF's peace initiatives, and bouquets of flowers were presented to the wives of Ambassadors from African countries to Israel.

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Day of Families Celebrated in Jerusalem

May 16, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - On May 15, Ambassadors for Peace along with their families gathered at the beautiful Bell Gardens in Jerusalem. Among the participants were a city councilor, two ministerial advisers, and several professors and educators.

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E. Glaubach: The Gaza Flotilla

May 10, 2010

The Gaza Flotilla is about Erdogan vis-a-vis Ahmadinejad! It is not about the blockade of Gaza.

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E. Glaubach: The Middle East in 2010

May 7, 2010

The ongoing conflict in the Middle East has shaken the global agenda. Unfortunately, it looks like both the Palestinians and the Israelis are keeping the "peace process" for the sake of the process instead of having real and tangible peace negotiations. Let us pray that wisdom and the spirit of peace may ultimately guide the Israeli and Palestinian leadership.

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National Peace Council of Israel: 2009 Report

April 16, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - The Israeli Peace Council met twice a month throughout 2009. It not only functions as a think tank but builds personal connections through its diverse membership.

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Holistic Center Opens in Jerusalem on Women's Day

March 9, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - A new Holistic and Healing Center to serve local women opened on March 9 in conjunction with an International Women's Day celebration.

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Presentation by Jerusalem Peacemakers to Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel - Representatives of Jewish, Christian, Druze, and Muslim faiths shared stories of peacemaking and hope from Israel and Palestine during the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia December 3-9, 2009.

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Special Offer: Peace Cantata "Halelu - Songs of David"

November 4, 2009

A recording of the Peace Cantata, Halelu—Songs of David, written by Israeli vocalist David D'Or and American conductor David Eaton, is available for purchase. The collaboration grew out of a 2004 Middle East Peace Initiative concert in Jerusalem the featured music from various cultures and religions.

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Day of Peace in Haifa

September 22, 2009

Haifa, Israel - Women of three faiths gathered at a celebration in the City Hall.

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Day of Families Celebrated in Jerusalem

May 15, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel - On May 15 the UN International Day of Families was celebrated at the picturesque Rose Gardens in front of the Knesset parliament buildings in downtown Jerusalem, with the theme: "Creating a World of Peace, One Family at a Time."

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Call for Interfaith Action for Peace in Israel and Gaza

January 1, 2009

Statement by UPF on Dec. 31, 2008, in response to the loss of life in the crisis in the Gaza strip, calling for an end to the cycle of violence in Israel and the Gaza strip.

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Festival Celebrates the "Holiday of Holidays" in Haifa

December 20, 2008

Haifa, Israel - The crowd at Haifa's annual December celebrations, known as the "Holiday of Holidays," included Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze from Haifa and all around the country.

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Service and Learning Activities in Northern Israel

December 20, 2008

Various service activities and forums took place in northern Israel in December 2008.

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Service and Learning Activities in Northern Israel

December 20, 2008

A variety of service and educational projects in northern Israel took place in December 2008.

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