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

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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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Egypt toward New Leadership

February 26, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - Diplomats, scholars, journalists and students of political science and diplomacy gathered on Feb. 26, 2014, in the house of a former Israeli ambassador to Egypt to discuss the upcoming elections in Egypt.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Sensitivity to the Suffering of Others

February 5, 2014

Kfar Kana, Israel - At the Catholic Melkite church in Kfar Kana, 25 leaders from various religions, academics and peace activists gathered on Feb. 5, 2014 to discuss the topic of "Sensitivity to the suffering of others."

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: The Countries of the Persian Gulf and Their Influence on the Middle East

December 30, 2013

Haifa, Israel - The Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf were the topic of a Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum meeting held on Dec. 29, 2013, in the Jewish Arab Center of Haifa University.

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Israeli Youth Conduct a Religious Youth Service Project

December 23, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - A Religious Youth Service project in Jerusalem Dec. 18-22, 2013, brought together youth from 15 nations to promote interfaith understanding and assist at a school in the Arab village of Isawie.

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Religious Youth Service Project Brings International Youth to Jerusalem

December 22, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - A Religious Youth Service project in Jerusalem Dec. 18-22, 2013, brought together 41 participants from 15 nations for a program of interfaith education, leadership training and community service.

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Jerusalem Conference Explores Options for Peace and Stability

December 22, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Approximately 45 religious leaders, academics, civil society leaders, diplomats and Middle East experts were in Jerusalem Dec. 19-22, 2013, to explore the theme “Interreligious and International Relations in the Middle East: Toward Peace and Stability.”

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C.S. Yang: Middle East Initiative 10th Anniversary

December 20, 2013

On the foundation of the Middle East Peace Initiative's first decade of effort, we want to move forward to a new stage of engagement and activism. It is my deepest hope that UPF and MEPI can make a significant contribution to bring peace to this Holy Land. I have the greatest love and respect for all my Jewish, Christian and Muslim brothers and sisters. I want to see the day when we can live together in peace, harmony and cooperation, like one family, one family under God.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Realistic Strategies for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

December 5, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Israel Peace and Security Forum took up the topic “Realistic Strategies for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” on Dec. 4, 2013.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: The World to Come and the Spirit World in the Different Faiths

November 27, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - A Jerusalem Interfaith Forum took place on Nov. 26, 2013, in the Ramban Synagogue on the topic of "The World to Come and the Spirit World in the Different Faiths."

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Parity and Equality in the Family and Society

October 22, 2013

Arugot, Israel - Religious leaders, scholars, peace and social activists gathered on Oct. 21, 2013 at Achva College for a forum on “Parity and Equality in the Family and Society.”

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: The Crisis in Syria and Its Regional Impact

October 16, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel held a consultation in Jerusalem on "The Crisis in Syria and Its Regional Impact: Assessing the Prospects for Peace and Stability" on Oct. 16, 2013, a national day to remember the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who lost his life in the quest for peace.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Iran after the 2013 Election—Military Implications

October 1, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum continued its discussion of Iran on Sept. 30, 2013 at the Impact-SE Institute at the Hebrew University.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Hosting Ishmael in the Rabbi's Sukkah

September 25, 2013

Mevaseret-Zion, Israel - On Sept. 24, 2013, during the Jewish holy day of Sukkot, Rabbi Yaakov Luft invited the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum to take place in his Sukkah, or tabernacle. .

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Day of Peace Observed at an Interfaith Forum in Haifa

September 22, 2013

Haifa, Israel - The UN International Day of Peace was commemorated in Israel by UPF with a conference on September 21 organized in cooperation with the Jewish-Arab Center at Haifa University. The title of the conference was: "The Role of Interfaith Activity in Educating People for Peace."

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Why Does the Human Heart Yearn for the Messiah?

August 15, 2013

Kibbutz Ein Tzurim, Israel - A forum at the Yaacov Herzog Center for Jewish Studies on Aug. 14, 2013 addressed the theme “The role of the Messiah – what is the purpose of his coming, and why does the human heart yearn for him?”

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