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

M. Kamar: A Mother's Heart Can Heal Pain

May 18, 2004

I would like to extend our warm greetings to all of you, women, men and families, who arrived here from all over the world and from Israel; from various religions and different nationalities. I would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Moon for their endless work for peace and for giving us the inspiration for our peace work in the Middle East.

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Spending a Day in Gaza

April 3, 2004

In light of repeated terrorist attacks in Israel and Palestine, well-intentioned relatives, friends, and State Department had cautioned interfaith peace activists against undertaking a peace mission to Israel, let alone entering Gaza. But where are peacebuilders, both men and women, needed if not in the vortex of conflict?

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Family to Family Adoption Program Launched in Bethlehem

December 31, 2003

In Bethlehem, a father had been without work for the last five years, and unable to fully support the family's needs because of the political and social circumstances in the region. Previously, he was working in Israel with a construction company, but with the closing of the border between the two areas, it became more and more difficult to find employment.

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Heart to Heart for Peace in Israel and Palestinian Territories, December 2003

December 31, 2003

Door-to-door outreach and meetings in various settings offered opportunities to communicate hopes for peace and reconciliation and build personal relationships in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and many parts of the Holy Land in December 2003 as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative.

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Reconciling People of the Abrahamic Faiths

October 31, 2003

An account of the Middle East Peace Initiative programs in Jerusalem and surrounding areas in Sept. and Oct. 2003.

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Jerusalem Declaration, May 18, 2003

May 18, 2003

In a spirit of understanding, harmony and reconciliation, believers from both families of Judaism and Christianity wish to repent for the dark parts of our past, and seek a bright future together, caring for the plight of all who suffer and long for a better world, participants in the Middle East Peace initiative signed a joint declaration on May 18, 2003.

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