By James M. Dorsey
Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.
Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights charged in a petition to the Tel Aviv district court that the Israel…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed Yassin and Ahmed El-Darawi, a former policeman and Islamist parliamentary candidate who arranged soccer sponsorships for the Egyptian affiliate of Dubai telecommunications company Etisalat. Mr. El-Darawi, a…Continue
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Social good can be pursued through many different avenues. One such avenue, is through technology. In the context of today's Social Good Summit, technology was a theme that was interwoven throughout the day's talks. However, an important nuance that the Summit did not address was the distinction between technology as a tool in raising awareness, technology as a tool of empowerment, and technology for social justice.
In this regard, a myriad of issues from child marriage to…
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Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law by Iain Guest
Israel’s tactics during the war in Gaza force us to ask whether humanitarian law has value in today’s “asymmetric” wars. It is a troubling and difficult question, the more so as the International Committee of the Red Cross is currently celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention, on the protection of…Continue
Both sides deserve a lot of blame, but the contributions of Israel’s structural violence should not be eclipsed by Hamas’ physical violence, or, (almost) everything you need to know about Gaza in one articleContinue
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Israel & Palestine:
Securing The Cease-Fire and What Comes Next -
This Briefing covers recommendations for immediate actions/needs to sustain the cease-fire and specific measures to assist achieving security, peace for all Israelis and…Continue
Added by Kai Brand-Jacobsen on August 6, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
The International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy is proposing a 19 Point Peace Plan for Gaza and Palestine and Israel, which has arisen out of the ongoing tragedy of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, especially Gaza, and the need to solve this situation once and for all, to the benefit of everyone involved. The proposal is fair and just to all sides in this conflict and would provide a long term solution to redress the struggle at root source. It can be…Continue
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1. Organise a Local Event / Peace Rally / PeaceVigil
There is a need to make visible growing opposition to the war and dynamics of violence, demonisation and killing on a global scale. All demonstrations, speeches, messages, placards should be based in a deep,…Continue
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A political framework for a new approach to Israeli-Palestinian coexistence provides for a joint country called Israel-Palestine having equal rights for all, separate geographical areas for the two peoples, the ability by individuals to live anywhere in the entire country (within practical limits) either as a citizen or as a legal resident, firm security guarantees for both peoples and substantial autonomy for both peoples.…Continue
The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?
Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.
By Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen
While in Israel two weeks ago, as sirens sounded, rockets and missiles flew, and…
Added by Viola Gienger on July 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
All of us who are members of PCDN are by nature working for peace and cooperative development (PCD) one way or the other. That should go without saying. My question is: What are you as an individual and the PCD organizations or institutions with which you are affiliated doing specifically about (1) the current armed conflict in Ukraine and (2) the armed conflict between Gaza and Israel?
Looking forward to your sharing of information.Thank you very…Continue
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I have found on PCDN a list of Universities/Colleges that teach "Peace" and reconcilation, I have applied to all yet many big & important institute libraries still don't hold One Day After Peace, I'm posting this post to bring attantion to this important film …Continue
Added by Nahum Laufer on March 24, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments
Peace is Intercourse
Ecstasy is in
It is our faith and experience after 46 years of marriage and peacebuilding that the soul's oldest memory is of union, and the soul's deepest longing is for reunion.
Seeking the ecstasy of reconnection—especially between enemies—is often disappointing for those clinging to the illusion of…Continue
By Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently reiterated his pledge that any agreement with the Palestinians would be brought to Israel's citizens for a referendum. Palestinian…Continue
As we all mourn this week the death of the great Peace-Maker Nelson Mandela, we can only applaud the success of the peace process & reconciliation in South Africa, and Mandela's efforts for this success bringing an end to…Continue
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