Learning from the
Yaron Prywes Naira Musallam
Beyond Bullets and Bombs
Approximately 45 Israelis,
Palestinians and Americans
write 40 chapters about
grassroot peacebuilding efforts
between Israelis & Palestinians.
One of your presenters
Yaron Prywes authored a
chapter called “Greenprints
Translating for Peace
in the Middle East
One of your presenters,
Naira Musallam translated
this classic text into Arabic.
She wrote an introduction in
Arabic that discusses the
history of the Middle East, the
different ethnic groups there
and the region’s traditions of
conflict and cooperation.
Over 120 peace organization leaders convened
for the Annual Bilateral Conference the
Palestinian-Israeli Peace NGO Forum (PIPNF)
This was the first large scale
gathering in nearly a decade of
Palestinians and Israelis in a city
(Jericho) controlled by the
Palestinian Authority (PA).
Two recent public opinion polls conducted by the
PIPNF in Israel and the PA (including Gaza)
(1) Both peoples support the peace process,
by overwhelming majorities.
(2) The same Palestinian and Israeli majorities
do not believe an agreement can be reached
by governments they do not trust.
"Communication works for those who work at
-- John Powell
“Act as if you were separate from nothing, and
no one, and you will heal your world tomorrow.
Understand that it is about power with, not
-- Neale Donald Walsch
STOP THE HATE: Highschoolers Speak Out
Winners of the 2010 Essay contest
Amnon Carmi and Tamar Kodish stood up for
respecting Palestinians and Jews equally.
They were won a prize from the Maltz Museum of
Jewish Heritage for their 500 word essay. 1,800
youth submitted essays.
SEEDS OF PEACE Camp
300 youth from the Middle East and around the world gather
every summer in Maine to build positive relationships with
the ‘other side’ and develop themselves into leaders to
help guide us beyond war.
SEEDS OF PEACE Delegation Leaders Program
Every summer about 20 courageous educators from
Jordan, Palestine, Israel, and Egypt travel all the way
from their home countries to Maine to help youth reduce
distances between them and build a bridge to the other
March 2010 Meeting despite the wall of fear
Leadership Training Seminar for Young Leaders
Adult Jewish and Palestinian organizers facilitated a life-changing
gathering for Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian youth brought across
borders to the Negev desert.
March 2010 Peacebuilders
Teens from Tira (Jewish) and Kfar Saba (Palestinian)
create a play about the challenges of coexistence.
For 8 months they meet weekly to create
an original drama. The play in Arabic and
Hebrew is performed for the public at large.
Organized by Peace Child Israel.
"The days of humiliation, of second-class
citizens and of inequality are over and gone
Gerry Adams (1948- )
President, Sinn Fein - Northern Ireland
• “Seek first to understand, then to be
- Stephen Covey
“If God wanted us to talk more than
listen, he would have given us two
mouths and one ear.”
- Mark Twain
Coexistence as a normal way of life
The JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL YMCA
PEACE PRESCHOOL has been a model of living
together for the past 25 years.
Today Forsan Hussein is its first-ever Arab
ENCOUNTER.org corrects one-sided views by
providing Jewish Diaspora leaders from across the
religious and political spectrum with exposure to
Over 750 current and rising Jewish leaders from
across the political spectrum have taken
educational visits to the West Bank to meet with