Middle East Peace Programs

The Middle East Peace Initiative has been promoting peace since 2003 through dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, fact-finding trips, interfaith pilgrimages and conferences. It brings religious leaders, parliamentarians, academicians, women leaders, youth and civil society representatives together in Israel, Palestinian Territories and Jordan. Forums explore Track II approaches to the crisis in Syria. Read UPF's Statement about Middle East Peace

UPF's Jerusalem Office for Interfaith and Cooperation among Religions and Office for Peace and Security Affairs convene forums of academics, political and religious leaders, and peace advocates. UPF-Israel organizes culture of peace tours and leadership seminars for international youth. For information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The morning of Dec. 18, 2008 began with a tour of Old Jerusalem by participants in the International Young Leaders program of the Middle East Peace Initiative.

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Report on follow-up meetings with young Israelis and Palestinians who spent ten days together in Italy and San Marino during the summer of 2008 in a trip organized by UPF-Israel and UPF-Italy.

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Israeli and Palestinian youth spent ten days in Italy and San Marino in early September seeking to develop new aspects of leadership. The trip offered many unique opportunities for interaction among the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as Italians interested in cross-cultural understanding.

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From June 22 to July 1, 2008, international participants took part in an International Youth Leadership project in Israel and Palestine, joined at various times by local participants.

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 MEPI: Visiting Religious and Historic Sites

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 MEPI: Reconciling the Family of Abraham

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 MEPI: Connecting with Youth

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 MEPI: Women for Peace

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MEPI: Rallies for Peace

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MEPI: Programs in Jordan

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"There is clearly a younger generation in the Middle East, sick and tired of conflict and beginning to understand that their future and hopes reside not in confrontation over territory but in the challenges of science, technology and communication, and that they can win new life and a new future without boundaries."- Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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UPF's Middle East Peace Initiative programs from 2005-07 included fact-finding tours to inform participants of the perceived prospects for a peaceful resolution of the conflict from a range of informed opinions from both Israelis and Palestinians.

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