EPMED is proud to support locally led grassroots activities which encourage dialogue, bridge-building and lead to a solid foundation for both peoples living together peacefully as neighbours and friends.
On this page we will include links, videos and other pertinent information on such initiatives in Israel and Palestine.
- 17th April 2018 – Remembering Our Future Together – The Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony 2018
For the 13th consecutive year, this ceremony will gather Israelis and Palestinians, members of bereaved families, and artists, in order to remind everyone ‘that war is not a predetermined fate, but only a human choice’. This event is led by the Parents Circle, or the Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families For Peace, together with Combatants for Peace, and is organised on the occasion of Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) which, every year, celebrates the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism.
Where ? The Rose Garden, Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv.
When? April 17, 21:00.
Combatants for Peace is a movement established by Israelis and Palestinians who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence in the region, whether as Israeli soldiers serving in the IDF or as Palestinians combatants fighting to free their country from occupation, who laid down their weapons and are now committed to working in nonviolent ways for peace and coexistence. You can learn more about their history and mission here.
The Parents Circle has been working for 20 years to break the cycle of bereavement and promote reconciliation between the two nations. This forum is composed of 600 Israeli and Palestinian families who lost a member in the ongoing conflict and who are committed to do everything in their power to stop further violence and losses. More on their website.
- 30th April 2017- Alternative Memorial Day
“The Israeli-Palestinian Alternative Memorial Day Ceremony, which has been held following Israeli Memorial Day for the last twelve consecutive years, comes to remind us that war is not an act of fate but one of human choice. On this particularly difficult day, Israelis and Palestinians acknowledge the pain and the aspirations of those living on the “other side” and strive to prevent the next wave of violence. Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families speak about their personal pain along with musical and artistic performances.”
- 28-30th April 2017, Debate for Peace
The Debate for Peace program brings together Arab and Jewish students from all over Israel to participate in Model United Nations conferences, where they debate, negotiate and ultimately attempt to resolve the most difficult and pressing challenges in international relations.
More information on their work can be found here: https://debateforpeace.wordpress.com/ and http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Support-debate-for-peace-and-womens-empowerment-483211
Arabic report on previous event:
- Mejdi Tours
Currently Open Tours:
The Israel-Palestine Experience, 2017 — June 13 — 27, 2017
Millennial Voices for Peace — June 17 — 24, 2017
Abrahamic Peace Tour — July 30 — August 9, 2017
CMEP’s Annual Holy Land Journey — September 30 — October 9, 2017
Touching Hearts and Stones: Experiencing Israel/Palestine through Meaningful Conversations and Intentional Travels — October 21 — November 1, 2017
- 14 March 2017, Talk 17
Beyond Two States: Plans, Principles and Paradigms
“With the changing world situation, it’s time to talk about new directions for Israel’s future. On March 14th, 2017, Israel’s leading experts on alternatives to the Two-State Solution will gather at the Ariel Regional Center for the Performing Arts (ARCPA) to discuss the many paths ahead for the State of Israel amid a climate of change. Registration begins at 12:30 and doors open at 13:00”.
- 3-17 March 2017, Bethlehem Bible College
Bethlehem Bible College is pleased to announce a training course entitled “Peace Building in a Divided Society: Mapping and Analysis of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Relationships” that will be taught by Professor Dr. Rick Love from March 3-17, 2017. Dr. Love has experienced working and teaching in contexts relevant to the course material, so students can expect to glean a distinct knowledge of this topic, as well as practical implementation techniques for their own lives. The class will be held in the evenings from 4-8pm over the course of the two weeks. This valuable opportunity is open for anyone who is a student, working with an NGO, interested in peace studies or simply finds the topic worthwhile for just $100! As the class will be taught in English, those wishing to participate should be fluent in spoken and written English.
- 4th March 2017, Yalla Theatre
Yalla Theater, the social Israeli-Palestinian theater is proud to present: ‘Uzu and Muzu from Yalla Theater’
A play based on Efraim Sidon’s story and personal experiences of the participants.
- 26 February 2017, Abrahamic Reunion
Participating in The Abrahamic Reunion Peacemaking Summit in Jericho 26 Feb 2017 which gather Jews Christians Muslims Druze & Believers in Peace with البيت הבית HOME team.