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A9TV Istanbul is the television arm of the Building Bridges programme, dedicated to
promoting peace, tolerance and understanding between all faiths, particularly the
Abrahamic religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
A.Dreams West Bank, Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Nazareth, France, Italy – The association
‘A.Dreams’ was born in 2004 of a desire to promote the talent of all young people
whatever their background, so that individuals have the opportunity to discover to
world of art and to explore and develop their artistic side outside of social and
economic contexts, which are not always helpful in artistic expression, via meetings
and exchanges based around artistic and cultural themes.
Abraham Fund Initiatives (TAFI) Harey Yehuda, Israel, UK, USA - The Abraham Fund
Initiatives works to advance equality and cooperation among Israel's Jewish and Arab
citizens. Through its "advocacy through action" strategy, The Abraham Fund develops
and operates groundbreaking social-change initiatives that have inspired public support
and harnessed government resources to replicate programs and adopt policies that
promote democratic values of equality and social inclusion in Israel. Core areas
of intervention are in: Education for a Shared Society, Equal Opportunities, Participation
and Economic Development.
Abraham's Vision USA, Israel, Palestine - a conflict transformation organization that
explores group and individual identities through experiential and political education.
Examining social relations within and between the Jewish, Muslim, Israeli, and Palestinian
communities, they empower participants to practice just alternatives to the status
al-Taj for Health and Heritage Arraba, Galilee - health and community support for
Palestinian communities in Israel.
The al-Quds Center for Dialogue and Democracy West Bank, Jerusalem - promotes values
of peace, democracy, tolerance and the culture of peace in Palestinian society and
through dialogue with Israeli counterparts.
Arab Filmmaking Center Nazareth, Israel - focuses upon developing education programmes
in the arts, music, television and film to celebrate and develop the Arab cultural
heritage, whilst preparing youth and students with the professional skills to build
an Arab Center of film in Israel.
Arab-Jewish Youth Orchestra Israel - The orchestra is composed of Israeli Jews and
Arabs and was in founded 2002 by Dr. Meir Wiesel, Director of Youth and Music. Its
musical director is the renowned composer, conductor and oud player Prof. Taiseer
Beach and Fun Days for Palestinian Children Jaffa, Israel - a group of volunteer Israeli
women who organize special beach days for Palestinian children from the West Bank.
These children are usually prevented from going to the sea, except by special permit,
which we obtain for them and their parents. The beach day is an all-volunteer event
which includes beach time on the Bat Yam beach, lunch and guided group activities
at the Arab-Jewish Community Center in Jaffa. The children's excitement at the sight
of the sea, their joy with their parents on a day that is all freedom, widens the
heart and encourages hope.
Beit Al Musica Shefamar - founded in 1999 to provide an answer for the disempowered
Palestinian children and youth within Israel by providing a professional framework
for teaching music and filling the void present in the Palestinian community in Israel
in the areas of musical education and musical community activity.
Benevolent Health Association For All Gaza, Palestine - is a non-profit, non-governmental
civil organisation supervised by the Board of Directors. (BHAA) has carried out a
variety of projects serving children suffering from poverty, siege and insecure living
conditions. These projects involve numerous fields of life: educational, social,
Bethlehem B&NES Bath, Bethelehem - The Bethlehem-Bath Links charity creates cultural,
sports, business and friendship links between the UNESCO World Heritage cities of
Bath and Bethlehem. The charity is based in Bath, with representatives in Bethlehem,
and is creating sports, business, cultural and friendship links between people in
the two cities.
The Bethlehem Star Charitable Society Bethlehem - helps needy people in the West Bank
through different programmes, which are able to assist various people in the community.
The Bethlehem Star charitable society has developed three different programmes including
The Golden Jubilee Program for elderly people and The Young Couples Program designed
to assist young couples and their children.
Budo for Peace Israel, East Jerusalem, Jordan and Turkey - Four martial arts for peaceful
co-existence dedicated clubs and 16 affiliated clubs. The youth in these clubs are
from different ethnic communities such as Bedouin, Jewish, Ethiopian migrants, Druze,
Arab Christian and Muslim.
Building Bridges Turkey, USA, Sweden - Building Bridges is an NGO dedicated to promoting
peace, justice and tolerance throughout the world. Associates are involved directly
in projects, while at other times presenting at conferences. We use media for interfaith
and intercultural projects. Building Bridges has affiliates in San Francisco, California;
Oresund, Sweden; and Istanbul, Turkey.
Combatants for Peace Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine - a group of Israeli and Palestinian
individuals who were actively involved in the Israeli-Palestinian cycle of violence.
The Israelis served as combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinians
were involved in acts of violence in the name of Palestinian liberation. These men,
who have used weapons against one another and looked at each other only through weapon
sights, cooperate today to bring an end of Israeli occupation and a peaceful solution
to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Combatants for Peace initiates projects that
focus specifically on the younger generation in an attempt to promote peace and mutual
understanding. Among these on-going projects are the construction of playgrounds
in the village of Anata in northern Jerusalem and lectures in schools throughout
Israel. More info about Combatants for Peace?
Creativity for Peace USA, Israel, Palestine - "What use are peace treaties if the
people still hate each other?"
Creativity for Peace work with young women in Israel and Palestine to create peace
from the ground up. A leadership programme builds emotional resilience through dialogue.
They equip participants with social action skills and train them partner for peace
with their former enemies. The strength of their leadership lies in the authenticity
of their voices and their commitment to non-violent conflict transformation. Israeli
and Palestinian Young Leaders also facilitate our US-based efforts for American young
Daughters for Life Toronto, Canada. Daughters for Life is a registered Canadian charity
that provides young women in high school and university the opportunity through education
to develop a strong voice and play a more influential role in improving the quality
of life throughout the Middle East.
“We believe that every girl in Palestine and throughout the Middle East has the right
to higher education and training. To this end, the foundation provides financial
awards to assist young women regardless of background to pursue studies at universities
in Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Syria.”
Equity and Peace UK - Equity and Peace is an independent lobby and social media campaign
for a sustainable peace between Israel and Palestine. This project takes a pragmatic
approach. It does not look back, it is non-partisan. It is putting the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict within a broader framework of inequality and human rights. It raises questions,
opens a dialogue and calls for a plurality of constructive responses which, hopefully,
could build enough momentum to help break the current impasse of this complex conflict
Football 4 Peace United Kingdom, Israel - sport-based co-existence project for Jewish
and, Arab children from towns and villages in the Galilee region of Northern, Israel.
The project is run in partnership between Chelsea School, University of Brighton
in the UK, the British Council and the Israel Sports Authority.
Freddie Krivine Foundation Binyamina, Israel - the Freddie Krivine Foundation is unique
in bringing tennis to Israel's Arab sector. They have ten years experience in creating
coexistence and equal opportunity for Jewish and Arab children through tennis. The
Foundation supports and create tennis schools in Arab towns and villages, where previously
there were none and it creates inter-school tennis programmes where children of different
cultural backgrounds meet, nearly always for the first time.
Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum (FBFF): Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families
for Peace United Kingdom - FBFF is a charity which works in the UK to support the
Parents Circle-Families Forum - a non political organisation of bereaved families
in Israel and Palestine that promotes dialogue, reconciliation and peace across the
divide, developing projects that build trust, recognise joint responsibilities and
affirm the shared desire for dignity and freedom as a basis for just and peaceful
The Galilee Society Shefa-Amr - the Arab National Society for Health, Research and
Services – strives to achieve equitable health, environmental and socio-economic
conditions for Palestinian Arabs in Israel. As the largest and longest-standing Palestinian
NGO in Israel, the Galilee Society is known and trusted by the Palestinian community
as an organization that works to protect minority rights, thus promoting and strengthening
democratic principles of pluralism and equality in Israel.
Il Germoglio Israel (Nazareth), Palestine (Jenin), Italy (Verona) - "Il Germoglio"works
in partnership with the Italian Co-op. CNT (Roma) and Israeli and Palestinian's organisations.
Since 2005 the organisation promotes the "Flowers of Peace"project that offers to
both Israeli and Palestinian adolescents the opportunity to meet in Verona, with
the aim of helping them overcome psychological trauma caused by the conflict and
any subsequent fear, prejudices, rejection, resentment, hatred and thirst for revenge
between the two peoples.
The children participate to work sessions that encourage them to open up to each
other, to communicate their traumatic experiences and to narrate their most painful
experiences. The groups link up with local schools in Verona.
Hadassah UK London, Jerusalem - Hadassah was established in 1912 to bring health to
all the people of Jerusalem, when high infant mortality, abject poverty and disease
plagued the city. Nearly a century later, they have grown into the largest hospital
in Jerusalem and today are world famous for our ability to take our research straight
from the lab to the bedside.
Hagar Association Beer Sheva, Israel. HAGAR: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality is
a spring-board for social change through its bilingual, multicultural school and
community programming. As parents and community members partner in the educational
process, we create a community of Arabs and Jews who learn and work together towards
a shared and peaceful future.
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education Jerusalem, Wadi Ara, Galilee and Beer
Sheva Israel - promotes a new educational model of bilingual, multicultural education
in Israel where Jewish and Arab children and youth study together in schools as equals.
Hand in Hand's mission is to establish and promote integrated Jewish-Arab schools
across the country, creating an environment that will strengthen individual and civic
identity in young children. And building a new model of peace education and partnership
between children, teachers, parents, the wider community, and ultimately promoting
social change on a national level.
Hand in Hand has a network of schools in Jerusalem, the Galilee, Wadi Ara and Beer
Sheva and continues to expand. The schools are a model for integrated Jewish Arab
education building understanding and cooperation between a new generation of children
and youth fostering cooperation, dialogue and mutual respect among Arabs and Jews,
aiming, within society to transform and overcome conflict.
Hope Flowers School Bethlehem, West Bank - the Hope Flowers School was founded to
develop attitudes and skills that foster peaceful resolutions to conflict. The school
seeks to cultivate positive values within Palestinian society and to build relationships
between Palestinian children and people of other cultures as a basis for creating
understanding and peaceful relations worldwide. More about the Hope Flowers School.
House of Grace Haifa, Israel - House of Grace is a community-based organization based
in downtown Haifa, Israel. A central area of its work is operating youth empowerment
projects for Haifa's Arab youth (Muslim and Christian) that live in unprecedented
conditions of socioeconomic deterioration. Projects include: Sports for Youth Leadership
(with Girls Netball and Boys Football Teams who have regular matches with local Jewish
children), Girls Empowerment, Boys Youth At-Risk, and Arab-Jewish Coexistence Summer
Humanitarian Intervention Centre UK - an independent foreign policy think tank comprised
of talented activists across the political spectrum. London-based with a global reach.
HIC's main goal is to highlight the consequences of action and inaction in humanitarian
crises across the globe. It's Fellows contribute to leading journals and international
Humans Without Borders West Bank, Israel - Human Without Borders assists West Bank
Palestinian children to obtain advanced medical care in medical centres in the Jerusalem
and Tel Aviv areas, including Hadassah, Sharaei Zedek, Alyn, Beilinson and Schneider.
These hospitals possess the qualified staff and specialized equipment to treat a
range of serious and life-threatening diseases.
Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information Jerusalem - IPCRI is a joint
institution of Israelis and Palestinians dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict on the basis of "two states for two peoples" solution. IPCRI recognizes
the "two-states for two peoples"solution as the ultimate fulfilment of the national
strategic and security interests of the two peoples. IPCRI therefore recognizes the
rights of the Jewish people and the Palestinian people to fulfil their national interests
within the framework of achieving national self-determination within their own states
and by establishing peaceful relations between two democratic states living side-by-side.
The Israel Youth Award Israel. One of the forefront organizations in Israel promoting
links between youth from all over the country, bringing together Arab, Jewish, Bedouin,
Druze, Circassian, Christian, and Muslim youth in Israel to enable learning and growing
together through joint initiatives as neighbours and friends including hiking trips,
service days, and national conferences.
The Jaffa Institute Jaffa, Israel - Founded in 1982, the Institute for the Advancement
of Education in Jaffa "The Jaffa Institute"assists around 4,000 severely disadvantaged
children aged 4-18, and their families, regardless of religious or ethnic background
by providing educational, recreational and social enrichment programmes that endow
children with a sense of self worth, while furnishing them with the skills needed
to succeed in contemporary Israeli society.
Jenin Creative Cultural Centre Jenin, West Bank. The centre aims to use art to foster
peace and justice in the Palestinian occupied territories.
Jezreel Valley Center for the Arts Jezreel Valley, Nazareth and Yefia - groundbreaking
music and dance centre teaching Arab and Jewish children from across the region,
including the Tenufa school music programme which brings music studies to thousands
of young children.
The Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center Jerusalem. Founded in 1999 with the intent of
assisting the city's residents, from diverse identities, in becoming responsible
active partners in shaping the city's future and the development of their communities.
The Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center's approach encourages cooperation and support
between the different organizations that can help create a city that involves its
residents. As part of its mission, the Center conducts training programs and provides
professional guidance in areas associated with professional project management, community
dialogue and working within multi-cultural frameworks.
Kids Creating Peace Tel Aviv, Israel; Ramallah, West Bank Palestine - Provides a value-based
coexistence curriculum that incorporates skills, leadership and dialogue training
to help provide the knowledge, tools and inspiration for children to choose the path
to peace. By engaging young people, and building their self-esteem, the programmes
stimulate a "ripple effect" in which the child plays an active role in shaping his
or her family and the community in which they live. This model has proven to be truly
life changing for participants and their families.
Kids 4 Peace Seattle, (USA) Jerusalem Kids4Peace is a global, nonpolitical interfaith
education for peace organization, working with more than 200 Jewish, Christian and
Muslim youth each year, from Israel, Palestinians and the USA. Through summer camps
and leadership training programmes, we develop a community of young, interfaith leaders
equipped with the knowledge, skills and relationships to build - together - a new
culture of peace, in the Holy Land and around the world.
Kids4Peace USA Kids4Peace Chapters across the United States plan, fund, and host summer
camps programmes with young people and staff from Jerusalem and the USA. They also
organise follow-up efforts for American youth. Each chapter has its own mission,
programmes, and ways of engaging their local interfaith communities.
Kids4Peace Jerusalem An interfaith team of educators - women and men from all three
Abrahamic religions - lead the programmes in Jerusalem, which draw youth from East
and West Jerusalem and the surrounding region, including Ramallah, Bethlehem, and
Kings’ Academy Jordan. King’s Academy provides a quality education and an experience
unlike any available in the region. The Academy provides students with unique opportunities
to excel academically, athletically and artistically, and also instils a keen sense
of responsibility and maturity. Founded by King Abdullah II of Jordan, the Academy
is on track to becoming recognized as one of the best independent boarding schools
in the world and plans to become an active Partner of Children of Peace in the region.
Kings College, London Israeli-Palestinian Forum London, UK - Founded to open up dialogue
and debate amongst moderate Jewish and Muslim students and staff at this prestigious
London University. The forum hold important meetings to foster trust, understanding
and tolerance, inviting notable speakers to key debates and sessions.
Mar Elias Educational Institutions Ibillin, Israel - The Mar Elias Educational Institutions
(MEEI) is a consortium of six schools founded by Father Elias Chacour in Ibillin,
in the Galilee region of Israel. Father Chacour was consecrated as the Archbishop
of the Catholic Melkite Church in Galilee. MEEI is a Christian institution that embraces
students and faculty from Christian, Muslim, Druze, and Jewish traditions who study
and teach together as one community of learning and service.
Maof School Beer-Sheeva, Israel - Arab-Jewish education centre that aims to provide
a supportive environment, helping every child to reach their fullest potential, learning
to respect the needs and feelings of those around them and caring for the community
in which they live.
Mifalot Israel - Founded in 1997 by the owners of Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club, Mifalot
is the largest and most diverse sport for development and peace organization in the
Middle East. To date, over 20,000 children and youth in Israel, Palestine and Jordan
participate in Mifalot's programmes each year.
Musicians for Peace California, USA - a global network of performing and fine artists
who dedicate their work to peace, promote freedom of expression through the arts
and oppose governmental repression of creativity; preserves the diverse cultures
of the world through cultural exchange; support environmental, human rights, world
hunger and peace education organizations with their work; and support the goals of
the United Nations and other international bodies addressing global issues.
National Council for the Child Israel - NCC is an independent, non-governmental organisation
that works to protect and promote the rights and well being of all children in Israel
without discrimination and without geographical, religious or economic limitations.
The NCC cares for children living in Israel from birth to age 18 through advocacy,
lobby, representation, research and education, and concerned solely with the children's
best interest, well-being and rights.
Negev Co-Existence Forum The Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality (NCF) is a
grassroots non-profit organization in Be'er-Sheva. The NCF was jointly founded by
Jewish and Arab residents to advance the principles of partnership and equality between
the diverse communities in the Negev.
Neve Shalom Israel - Wahat al Salaam Shimson, Israel - cooperative, successful village
of Arabs and Jews in Israel.
A New Way Ramat Hasharon, Israel - A New Way (ANW) is a grassroots non-profit organization
in Israel that's been working for the last 14 years to instil social values and promote
shared life values between Jews and Arabs in Israeli society. The educational tool
is the main means by which the organization strives to attain its aim of social responsibility
to reduce stereotypes and prejudice, and to develop a positive approach to 'the other'
and develop mutual trust and respect and recognition of the need for equal rights.
Nuran Charitable Association Jabel al-Mukaber, East Jerusalem - is a non-profit, non-partisan
organisation located in East Jerusalem. Nuran offers emergency medical care services
and preventative health education in East Jerusalem, and promotes philanthropy and
volunteerism in the Palestinian community. It is entirely operated by volunteers
(a few paid staff provide specialty services, such as courses) and its work is held
in schools and community centers, with activities included at various public events,
seminars and lectures throughout East Jerusalem. Its services provide vital life-saving
aid to many Palestinians, and its courses and other activities empower thousands,
reaching not only the people of Palestinian East Jerusalem, but also areas of the
West Bank, including major cities such as Bethlehem and Hebron.
One to One UK, Israel - One to One projects in Israel supports the most vulnerable
members of society - children - many of whom are exposed to trauma, violence, stress
and hunger. We are working with Bedouin, Druze, Jewish and Arab children by running
after school centres, cycling clubs, martial arts clubs and horse riding for children
with special needs. Our positive commitment has helped over 5000 pre-school children.
Funds are raised through sponsored treks in Israel, donations and grant making trusts.
OneVoice Ramallah, Tel Aviv - moderate Palestinian and Israeli silent majority working
for peace. More about OneVoice.
Palestine Children's Welfare Fund USA, West Bank, Gaza - the group is a non-political,
non-religious enterprise whose aspirations are purely humanitarian and for the purpose
of emancipating the children of Palestine and the human rights of the people and
children of Palestine through a process of mutual respect, conflict resolution and
understanding between all communities in the region.
Palestinian House for Professional Studies Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine - The Center's
leading initiative is to assist people from the Middle East and particularly in Palestine,
Jordan and Israel to look for better alternatives to find solutions to the current
conflict. The Center focuses on the sanctity of life as both a means and an end in
Palestinian Peace Coalition Geneva - the Palestinian Peace Coalition-Geneva Initiative
is a non-governmental Palestinian organization that works on issues of education
for peace and non-violence. The PPC-GI emphasizes the ideals of "making peace our
horizon"and "peace is possible". Hence, children are one of their main areas of interest.
They have organised and continue to organise summer camps for Palestinian children
on issues of peace education. As grassroots organization, the PPC-GI works in cooperation
with Israeli counterparts (Geneva Israel) in bringing people - Palestinians and Israelis
- together with two programs in this regard, one for grassroots and another for politicians.
The Parents Circle-Families Forum Tel Aviv, East Jerusalem - an organization of Israeli
and Palestinian Families who have all lost immediate family members in the conflict.
The long-term goal of the Parents Circle-Families Forum is to build trust between
both sides by initiating a process of reconciliation. To achieve this goal we work
to imbue both sides with a sense of tolerance and reconciliation, rather than hatred
and revenge, sharing with others our personal and painful stories. Each day through
our activities and outreach, we reaffirm the sanctity of life and the need to safeguard
human dignity and freedom.
Peace 21 United Kingdom - Peace21 is positive social network that aims to promote
peace throughout the world by collective petition. The group aims to share and celebrate
life, our heroes, lost loved ones and charitable projects.
Peace Child Israel Founded in 1988, PCI uses theatre and the arts as a tool for repair
and advocacy between Jewish and Palestinian communities throughout Israel. "Du-Drama"
is a youth programme comprised of weekly meetings at partnering (neighbouring) schools
followed by rehearsals for productions of bi-lingual plays that are performed by
these young leaders for thousands of student audience members in order to change
attitudes, serving as a positive role model for their peers and the communities.
The "Du-Drama" program is recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Education.
PeaceInsight United Kingdom - Educational and friendship programmes between Israeli
and Palestinian students.
Peace Now Israel - Tel Aviv, Jerusalem . Peace Now works on public exposure and advocacy
to enhance the possibility of realising a negotiated two-state solution between Israelis
and Palestinians. The organisation runs educational programmes for youth. The flagship
project is Settlement Watch, which monitors and exposes settlement growth and the
moral, political and economic threats they cause to a negotiated agreement and the
democratic state of Israel.
Peace Oil Israel, West Bank – a cooperative venture of Jewish, Arab, Druze and Bedouin
farmers who grow, harvest and bottle a prize winning range of extra virgin olive
oil available in the UK. Profits from Peace Oil are used to support peace and reconciliation
work in the Middle East. Read more about Peace Oil.
PeacePlayers International Israel, International – PeacePlayers International is a
non-profit organization that use basketball as conduit to unite and educate children
from divided communities. Currently, PeacePlayers International runs year-round programs
in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Middle East (Israel and West Bank) and Cyprus.
Peace Preschool Jerusalem - the Peace Preschool at the Jerusalem International YMCA
in Israel brings together Christian, Muslim and Jewish children in a loving and peaceful
environment - since we all laugh in the same language!
Peres Center for Peace Tel Aviv - active and practical initiatives in promoting peace
between Arabs and Jews across the region.
Peres Center for Peace Medical Division Tel Aviv - supporting research and providing
initiatives for Israeli and Palestinian doctors and medical services.
The Peres Center for Peace, Sports Department Tel Aviv - organising highly successful
joint sports activities and programmes for Israeli's and Palestinians.
Physicians for Human Rights Tel Aviv, Israel - Building on twenty years of joint concrete
work by Israeli and Palestinian medical professionals and activists, they are committed
to an alternative vision of Israeli and Palestinian society, based on human rights,
medical ethics and social justice. Work combines direct medical aid with advocacy
for long-term policy change that will end occupation and bring health and security
to both peoples.
The communities they work for: Palestinians of the occupied Palestinian territory,
Palestinian and Israeli prisoners and detainees, Bedouin communities in the unrecognised
villages of the Negev desert, marginalised Israeli communities and undocumented people,
migrants and refugees living in Israel.
The communities they mobilise: Over 1,500 members and volunteers, including medical
professionals, medical students and human rights activists.
Rabbi's for Human Rights Jerusalem - Founded in 1988, Rabbis for Human Rights is the
only rabbinic voice in Israel explicitly dedicated to human rights. Deriving our
authority from our Jewish tradition and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
our mission is to inform the Israeli public about human rights violations in Israel
and in the Occupied Territories, and to pressure the State institutions to redress
The Rebuilding Alliance USA, Israel, West Bank, Africa The Rebuilding Alliance rebuilds
homes and communities in regions of war and occupation. We advocate for government
policies towards these regions based on human rights and international law. Through
a mutual commitment to justice, we create alliances among our supporters, partners,
and those who suffer injustice and violence, yet resist through rebuilding. Our projects
are symbols of hope that help rebuild shattered communities and offer people around
the world immediate ways to make peace, starting with the tangible support of a family's
right to a home.
Road to Recovery Israel Gaza, West Bank - The Road to Recovery's agenda is based on
the belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can be achieved through personal
involvement. The Road to Recovery hopes to break down the deep-seated barriers of
distrust that exist within Palestinian and Israeli societies to promote reconciliation.
Running for Peace Courtice, Canada. Running for Peace is a NGO that was established
to help underprivileged children around the world by providing them with sporting
goods. RFP founder was born in Palestine and was always dreaming of creating peace
with his Israeli neighbours so he started running and biking long distances to bring
awareness to his cause. He believes peace can only be achieved through the hearts
of children because they are loving and forgiving. www.running4peace.org
Sadaka-Reut Israel - founded in 1983 by a group of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli
university students who shared the vision of a better future for both communities,
Sadaka-Reut seeks to educate and empower Jewish and Palestinian youth to lead social
and political change through bi-national partnership and joint activism.
St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group Gaza, West Bank, East Jerusalem. - Established
in 1882, St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital is the only charitable provider of crucial
eye care in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. We treat patients regardless
of ethnicity, religion or ability to pay. A peace orientated and Christian based
organization we advocate strong interfaith relationships and our supporters include
both Jewish and Muslim institutions. Last year, we treated over 25,000 children under
18 across East Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. www.stjohneyehospital.org
Seeds of Peace USA, Israel, Palestine - to help young people from regions of conflict
develop the leadership skills necessary to advance reconciliation and coexistence.
Treaties are negotiated by governments; peace is made by people. Seeds of Peace is
doing what no government can. It is sowing the seeds of peace among the next generation
of leaders. It is educating them to develop empathy, respect and confidence. It is
equipping them with communication and negotiation skills and enabling them to see
the human face of their enemies.
Shani Choir of the Jezreel Valley Jezreel Valley, Israel - Under the direction of
Pnina Inbar, the choir consists of Arab, Jewish, Muslim and Christian girls and are
part of the Jezreel Valley Center for the Arts.
Shorouq Society for Women Bethany, West Bank, Palestine - Pioneering programmes to
encourage Palestinian women to participate in society, to become leaders in the community
and nation by promoting womens' rights and by empowering Palestinian women socially,
economically and politically.
Shiraa Organisation Bethlehem, West Bank - Shiraa is a Palestinian civil development
NGO working in the Bethlehem District, West Bank. Shiraa empowers groups of women,
youth and labourers so that they play a greater role in creating a democratic society.
To this end Shiraa raises awareness about human rights, offers free legal advice,
provides vocational training and runs youth clubs for peace education, youth issues,
Sindyanna of Galilee Kufr Manda, Israel. Sindyanna of Galilee is a women-led fair
trade association that operates amongst the Arab population of northern Israel. We
produce and market local fair trade products. The Sindyanna Visitor Center and the
basketry workshop, provides a meeting point for Arab and Jewish women.
The Sir Charles Clore Arab-Jewish Community Centre Acre, Israel - This Centre was
established in 1990 by local Arabs and Jews to provide after-school programmes and
meetings for local children, many of whom came from broken families and faced the
challenges of high unemployment, drug abuse and lack of educational opportunities.
Today the Centre remains independent (funded only through voluntary income) and non-partisan,
serving 1500 children, teenagers and women from all backgrounds and communities.
It incorporates tolerance and respect in all its activities.
The Steering Center for Democracy Bethlehem - is focused on the promotion and upholding
of democracy in Palestine. The vision of Steering Center is for a more democratic,
more just society in Palestine. The Steering Center believes in the importance of
working for peace, of participating in building and shaping a new future for the
sake of the children and the generations to follow - for both Israelis and Palestinians.
Steiner Waldorf Schools – 1039 worldwide, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan. The first
Waldorf School opened in September 1919 in Stuttgart. Today (May 2014), there are
Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner schools in 60 countries. The educational approach caters
for children and young people from 3 to 19. The principles of the educational approach
share ideas and concepts that have emerged in recent times - Howard Gardener's theory
of multiple intelligences, the value-oriented concept of education outlined in the
Kroneberg Declaration (UNESCO 2007) and the educational priorities set out in the
Delors Commission Report: "Learning - The Treasure Within" (UNSECO, 1996).
Steiner educational practice embraces the idea of integrated education in which the
core skills of oracy, numeracy and literacy are woven together with a study of science
and an immersion in the arts. Alongside the the core skills and academic disciplines,
experiential learning, through hand-work and land-crafts, and an exploration of moral-ethical
ideas, myths and truths of diverse cultures and religions through narrative and biography
form the corner-stones of the international curriculum framework. There are currently
12 Steiner schools in Israel and one in Egypt.
WAC-Maan Israel - an emerging labour union which runs a programme entitled Youth for
Social Change. WAC's mission is to decrease poverty through labour organization and
to build a democratic labour association open to all sectors of labour, Jews and
WESAL - Gaza WESAL is a voluntary, non profit, non political organization. First established
in 2004, the organisation strives to strengthen and empower the Palestinian people
- specially mothers and children- by promoting the development of a civil society
and advocating educational, health, economic and social change.
Windows Italy, Tulkarem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa. Windows is a non-profit, joint organisation
of Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians from the Occupied Palestinian
Territories. Established in 1991, Windows promotes acquaintance, and understanding
between both peoples, as well as empowerment of the youth with whom we work, through
educational and cultural programs, media and art. Windows was established based on
the conviction that educating the next generation, our children, plays a vital role
in working for a just and lasting peace, democratic values and human rights, and
deep mutual knowledge of the other.
Thousands of vulnerable children in Israel and Palestine suffer from the conflict.
Your donation could help ensure they receive the support they urgently need.
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"Children, the forgotten victims of the conflict"
Please make a positive difference to the children’s lives and to build peace.