Organizations and Initiatives for Peace

Below are inclusive and cooperative organizations and initiatives that seem to help move toward more peaceful conditions in the region.

  • Arab-Israeli Peace Projects – Wikipedia Listing – contains many joint efforts to promote peace in the area.
  • Jewish Voice for Peace – “Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals. JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.”
  • Musalaha.org is a project initiated by an Arab Palestinian. Their executive board has an equal number of people from the Palestinian and Israeli community. They take young adult Palestinians and Israelis into the desert on a journey to discuss and wrestle with discovering peace and respect between themselves.
  • PromisesProject.org is a film that “follows the journey of one of the filmmakers, Israeli-American B.Z. Goldberg. B.Z. travels to a Palestinian refugee camp and to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and to the more familiar neighborhoods of Jerusalem where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children. Though the children live only 20 minutes apart, they exist in completely separate worlds; the physical, historical and emotional obstacles between them run deep. PROMISES explores the nature of these boundaries and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors. Rather than focusing on political events, the seven children featured in PROMISES offer a refreshing, human and sometimes humorous portrait of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
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Palestinian and Israeli Initiatives For Peace

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