All Blog Posts Tagged 'Israel' (151)

A political framework for a new approach to Israeli-Palestinian coexistence

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.…


Added by TransConflict on July 29, 2014 at 5:50am — 6 Comments

Gaza: Time to take sides

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:

  • In Gaza,…

Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Amid Israel-Hamas War: Is Peacebuilding a Dream or Reality?

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

What Are Your Peace & Development Organizations Doing About Ukraine and Gaza?

Dear Colleagues:

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…


Added by Rey T on July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

One Day After Peace, a year after

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 …


Added by Nahum Laufer on March 24, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Peace is Intercourse

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…


Added by Libby and Len Traubman on January 7, 2014 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

What Might Persuade Israelis, Palestinians to Back Peace?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

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…


Added by Viola Gienger on December 23, 2013 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

Mandela's Legacy


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…


Added by Nahum Laufer on December 8, 2013 at 5:20am — No Comments

New Iran Diplomacy Heightens Pressure From Opponents

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Viola Gienger

A second round of talks with Iran is coming up later this week in Geneva, and the temperature is rising in the region and beyond. The pressure is intense on all sides in the…


Added by Viola Gienger on November 5, 2013 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Religion today Film Festival awards "One Day After Peace"

I'm copying a message I received yesterday from Religion Today Film Festival in Trento- Italy, also some quotes from the press release,",

see web-site for full info:


Dear Nahum,

 We are very happy to inform you that "One Day After Peace" has been awarded both our Great Prize "In the spirits of faith" by the international jury and the award by the SIGNIS jury…


Added by Nahum Laufer on October 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Garden Library: Creativity and Conversation Transform Stigmatized Neighborhood

“The Garden Library is like our mother,” says Sudanese asylum seeker Najmeldien (Nadeem) Ahmed. “It felt like my life in Israel started when I found the library.”

The Garden Library is a nonprofit initiative founded by Israelis in 2009. It started…


Added by Dowser on October 4, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

“Humanitarian intervention?” Imperialism still stinks, Part 4

Final in the series on by guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi…

Gaza libera. Free Palestine

Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 29, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Pursuing Non-Violent Protest in Palestine

People have asked, “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?” One response has been Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who created the documentary, Five Broken Cameras.

Another good example is the young woman in this video (…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on March 15, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments

What to do instead of bombing Iran?

Here is a lecture I held at the World Peace Academy in Basel, Switzerland. I show here some pf my photos from my Iran trip, I outline why the present Western policies on Iran are counterproductive and, third, what must be done instead. It's only a hint - so much can be done to both prevent a looming war and to build trust.

I'd be happy to receive your comments and for your sharing it throughout your system.…


Added by Jan Oberg on February 25, 2013 at 9:06am — 5 Comments

Peace X Peace DC Area Film Screenings - Within the Eye of the Storm

Peace X Peace Hosts Five Film Screenings of Within the Eye of the Storm in the D.C. Area!

A new documentary of a Palestinian and Israeli father whose young daughters were killed by the conflict. Come meet them and see how these enemies reach across the deepest of wounds to become friends and break the cycle of retaliation. Bassam and Rami will be present at all film screenings as well as the director, Shelly Hermon.…


Added by Yasmina Mrabet on February 20, 2013 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Israeli Election 2013: Right And Left Blocs Tie

The results of Israeli elections 2013 spell one of the narrowest gaps ever noted between the Right and Center-Left blocs in the Knesset – both blocs are about tie and one aspect is that Three Arab parties got 12 members to new Knesset. Now PM Netanyahu has a complex political reality and now stands before a difficult task: creating a stable coalition.…


Added by Ari Rusila on January 23, 2013 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Israeli Elections 2013 As Jump Start For Peace Process?

Elections 2013 Israeli PM Netanyahu decided elections to be held in 22nd January 2013, in advance of the November 2013 deadline. The immediate cause for early elections might be his troubles to agree budget cuts with his coalition colleagues.

The key issue in Israeli politics during last…


Added by Ari Rusila on January 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Jordanian-Palestinian Confederation Is On The Move

Article first published as A Jordanian-Palestinian Confederation Is On The…


Added by Ari Rusila on January 1, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments

A good day to learn about Palestine

Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 30, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Gaza: A Fundamentalist's Guide to Gravity

Gaza: A fundamentalist’s guide to Gravity

By: Firouzeh Afsharnia

A few years ago I was traveling through Africa and found my self in a rickety cab. As I bounced up and down in the lumpy back seat, shifting spots to avoid the broken springs and whatever was festering in the exposed paddings, another passenger got in and sat in the front seat.  He was in a jovial mood and had just passed some sort of certification exam.  “I passed! I passed!” He declared.



Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on November 20, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

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