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.
- 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.