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

Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: The Principle of Living for the Sake of Others

March 22, 2013

Daliat El-Carmel, Israel - Druze Sheik Ali Birani invited academic and religious leaders and social activists to his home near Haifa for a March 21, 2013, forum on "The principle of living for the sake of others."

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Strategies for Israel's Conduct in the International Sphere

March 19, 2013

Tel Aviv, Israel - Twelve people met for a Peace and Security Forum on March 19, 2013, to discuss strategies for Israel’s conduct in the international sphere in order to strengthen its national resilience.

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R. Cohen: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development in the Middle East

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Syria and Egypt's Impact on Israel's Security Measures

February 15, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - A Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum on "The implications of the current situation in Syria and Egypt on Israel's security measures" met at the Hebrew University on Feb. 14, 2013.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Models of Interfaith Respect

January 28, 2013

Acre, Israel - The Aljazar Mosque in Acre (the second-largest in Israel) hosted an interfaith dialogue on Jan. 28, 2013, on the topic of Models of Interfaith Respect.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Israel's National Strategies

December 25, 2012

Haifa, Israel - The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum meeting on Dec. 25, 2012 explored “The Input that the International Powers have on the Development and Sustainability of Israel’s National Resilience.”

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Studying Sacred Texts

December 20, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - Scholars and religious leaders representing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam gathered at Mishkenot Sha'ananim overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem for a Dec. 20, 2012, forum on Studying Sacred Texts.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Issues Related to Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation

October 31, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - Academic and religious leaders convened at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on Oct. 31, 2012, to discuss issues related to interfaith dialogue and cooperation among religions.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Contemporary Aspects of Israel's National Resilience

October 26, 2012

Tel Aviv, Israel - Following a previous round table which dealt with defining the term "national resilience," a group of experts in various related fields convened in Tel Aviv on Oct. 26, 2012 to further develop the theme.

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Russian Youth Practice 'Good without Borders' in Israel

September 30, 2012

Holon, Israel - A delegation of volunteers from Russia visited Holon, Israel, from September 22 to 30. Young Ambassadors for Peace from different cities of Russia (Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Izhevsk, Nizhnevartovsk, and Kazan) were warmly welcomed by a group of kind community activists from Holon.

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Day of Peace Commemorated at Sukkot Festival in Jerusalem

September 21, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - During of the Jewish Sukkot Festival, UPF-Israel opened a special stand on a pedestrian street in the center of Jerusalem dedicated to celebrating the UN International Day of Peace 2012.

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Interfaith Conference in Jerusalem

August 29, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - As civilian casualties mount in Syria, Israel’s northeastern neighbor, and concerns over militant groups operating in the Sinai trouble governments both in Cairo and Jerusalem, UPF’s Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) took another step forward with the August 26-28 interfaith seminar on the topic “Religion and Peace in the Middle East: the Significance of Interfaith Cooperation.”

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Jerusalem to Host Interfaith Conference

August 9, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF will hold an Interfaith Consultation for Peace and Development in the Middle East in Jerusalem from August 26 to 28. High-level religious leaders, scholars, and interfaith activists from throughout the world will be in attendance, including people of faith who hold positions in government, the media, the private sector, and civil society.

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Youth Leadership Training in Israel and Palestine

July 31, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - During the last two weeks of July 2012, young leaders from around the world came to Israel and Palestine to experience the region's history and religious background, the diversity of its cultures and grasp the complexity of the political situation.

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Interfaith Consultation Planned in Jerusalem

July 3, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF will hold an Interfaith Consultation for Peace and Development in the Middle East in Jerusalem from August 25 to 28. High-level religious leaders, scholars, and  interfaith activists from throughout the world will be in attendance, including people of faith who hold positions in government, the media, the private sector, and civil society.

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Israeli Ambassadors for Peace Honor a Diligent Peace Activist

May 31, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - The Israeli chapter of UPF hosted a prominent Ambassador for Peace from Germany, Dr. Hedwig Raskob, who often visits Israel and Palestine to help advise on conflict resolution. Several well-known professors were invited to a May 31 meeting chaired by Prof. Glaubach.

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UPF-Israel Commemorates Africa Day

May 28, 2012

Tel Aviv, Israel - In commemoration of Africa Day 2012, UPF-Israel visited the Tel Aviv office of the Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers on May 28 to offer them an award for their work assisting refugees from Africa.

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Day of Families Observed in a Druze Village in Israel

May 12, 2012

Daliat El Carmel, Israel - Honoring the UN's 2012 International Day of Families, some 30 community leaders gathered in the Druze village of Daliat El Carmel on May 12. The village is located on the magnificent Mount Carmel near Israel's northern coast, amongst lush green olive orchards.

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Jerusalem

February 12, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - Celebrating the UN Interfaith Harmony Week, a group of key Ambassadors for Peace gathered in Jerusalem on February 12. Several prominent academics joined the religious leaders in expressing their concern for the current state of affairs in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula.

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R. Cohen: Toward an Era of Interfaith Cooperation and Peace

January 25, 2012

Address to the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, January 2012

If a peaceful contract can be drawn up for the two states to live side by side in peace and security and if the proposal can be brought as a referendum before both the Israeli and the Palestinian sides, then there is a real opportunity that the people on both sides will approve such a peaceful contract by a large majority.

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