PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

Joint Israel-Gaza Fisheries Project Discussed

October 31, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - The National Peace Council of Israel is researching the feasibility of a joint venture fishery business between Israel and Palestine at the Gaza/Israel sea border.

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B. Sabella: Of Faith and Society

September 25, 2010

For us people of faith in our society, dialogue does not mean only meeting each other in discussions but living our lives together. This is referred to as the dialogue of life. In such a dialogue, it is important that we work together, stand side by side, and join hands in order to promote the welfare of our society and its general good. The dialogue of life is also a constant reminder of the great traditions of openness within our religious traditions to each other. It is a reminder of the history of living together.

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'Power of 10 Sen' Raises Funds for Gaza Children

February 17, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The President of UPF-Malaysia, Tan Sri Zaleha Ismail, has been seeking ways to connect the young people of her country with the world. This led to the "Power of 10 Sen" campaign, which is collecting donations of coins help the children in Gaza.

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Call for Interfaith Action for Peace in Israel and Gaza

January 1, 2009

Statement by UPF on Dec. 31, 2008, in response to the loss of life in the crisis in the Gaza strip, calling for an end to the cycle of violence in Israel and the Gaza strip.

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Enduring Friendships Among Young Israelis and Palestinians

December 17, 2008

Report on follow-up meetings with young Israelis and Palestinians who spent ten days together in Italy and San Marino during the summer of 2008 in a trip organized by UPF-Israel and UPF-Italy.

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Fact-Finding Trips to Israel and Palestinian Territories

December 31, 2007

UPF's Middle East Peace Initiative programs from 2005-07 included fact-finding tours to inform participants of the perceived prospects for a peaceful resolution of the conflict from a range of informed opinions from both Israelis and Palestinians.

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UK Doctor Proposes a Holy Land Medical Project

December 31, 2007

Plans for a collaborative health care project are evolving out of the Middle East Peace Initiative fact-finding trips. Participants in a European MEPI fact-finding tour visited the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem in 2007.

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Global Peacemakers Meet Youth in Jewish and Arab Communities

December 12, 2007

Families in an Orthodox Jewish community opened their homes to Palestinian youth in a December 2007 Global Peacemakers Project.

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E. Glaubach: Proposal for a Peace Zone Fishery on the Gaza-Israel Coast

December 9, 2007

I propose that a fishery be built on the seashore border between the Gaza Strip and Israel as a joint venture between investors and the Israeli and Palestinian authorities. Such project will serve the common interests of all sides and have economic and political benefits.

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Play Soccer, Make Peace

December 9, 2007

Play Football, Make Peace has run pilot programs for young  people in Gaza, Israel and Jordan. The power of sports to bring down borders was shown when young people from the separate areas of Gaza had a unique chance to meet each other and compete through a Play Soccer [Football] Make Peace tournament.

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K.K. Dajani: Breaking the Cycle of Anger

January 2, 2006

A vicious cycle of anger, hatred, and violence between the Palestinian and Israeli peoples has led to a terrible loss of human life, great suffering, and an ongoing disregard for basic human rights. The nations’ leaders will also have to be bold and courageous enough to face the taboos that have been avoided, namely, the issue of Jerusalem and the holy sites, the borders between the two neighbors, the settlements, and finally—the heart of the problem and the most sensitive aspect—the issue of the refugees and their right to return.

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Bringing Youth Together through Football

February 1, 2005

“Football has an incredible power, which can be used to make this world a better place in which everyone can live," according to FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the worldwide governing body football/soccer). its Fair Play Code includes the advice: "Use this powerful platform to promote peace, equality, health and education for everyone. Make the game better, take it to the world, and you will be fostering a better world.”

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M. Kamar: A Mother's Heart Can Heal Pain

May 18, 2004

I would like to extend our warm greetings to all of you, women, men and families, who arrived here from all over the world and from Israel; from various religions and different nationalities. I would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Moon for their endless work for peace and for giving us the inspiration for our peace work in the Middle East.

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Spending a Day in Gaza

April 3, 2004

In light of repeated terrorist attacks in Israel and Palestine, well-intentioned relatives, friends, and State Department had cautioned interfaith peace activists against undertaking a peace mission to Israel, let alone entering Gaza. But where are peacebuilders, both men and women, needed if not in the vortex of conflict?

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