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

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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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Iran after the 2013 Elections

August 9, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The June 14 presidential election in Iran was the topic of a Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum on Aug. 8, 2013, at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Good and Evil: The External and Internal Struggle

June 28, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - An interfaith forum took place June 21, 2013, in the Department for Jewish Philosophy of Bar-Ilan University on "The Internal and External Struggle between Good and Evil."

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Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum: Current Trends in International Relations: Israel, Turkey, and the United States

June 24, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel organized a Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum on the topic of Current Trends in International Relations: Israel, Turkey, and the United States on June 24 at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem.

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Clergy March for Peace in Old Jerusalem

May 18, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Middle East Peace Initiative pilgrims walked arm in arm on May 18, 2013, through the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem chanting, “Peace, Shalom, Salaam Alaikum. Let’s Bring Peace to the Middle East!”

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MEPI Interfaith Efforts Lauded by Religious, Civic Leaders in Jerusalem

May 18, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Israeli rabbis, civic leaders, and leaders of the Christian, Jewish, and Druze communities gave high praise to the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) efforts at a banquet in Jerusalem on May 17, 2013.

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Interfaith Pilgrims Visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem

May 16, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - The Americans and Europeans who came to Jerusalem commemorating the tenth anniversary of the "Jerusalem Declaration" for interfaith cooperation began their day on May 16, 2013, with prayer and testimonies.

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Interfaith Pilgrims Gather in Jerusalem for Peace

May 15, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Faith leaders from diverse traditions descended on the Holy City of Jerusalem on May 14, 2013 as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative and to honor the tenth anniversary of the “Jerusalem Declaration” for peace.

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Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Trends in the Relationships between Israel, Turkey, and the US

May 13, 2013

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The recent apology from Israel Prime Minister to the Turkish President during US President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel inspired the May 13, 2013, Israel Peace and Security Forum to explore the contemporary relations between Israel, Turkey and the United States.

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Young Europeans Visit the Holy Land

April 30, 2013

Young Europeans traveled to the Holy Land on April 30, 2013 to visit sacred and historic sites and to learn from the experiences of Israelis and Palestinians.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: A House of Prayer for All People

April 28, 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - Academics, religious leaders and peace activists participated in an interfaith forum on the topic of prayer at the Synagogue of the Har-El Jewish Reform Community on April 28, 2013.

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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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