Tag Archive for Peace activist

Only chance for peace is ‘Bottom-up’ – excluding corrupted Palestinian leaders

A ‘foreign minister’ of the settler community empathizes with the plight of his Palestinian neighbors who are interested in securing a peaceful agreement, and explains how they are subjected to a narrative that is dictated to them, not only by Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, but also by the EU, int’l NGOs and the extremist groups they finance.



Oded Revivi meets foreign ambassadors and officials regularly and hosts about 30 foreign delegations a month in his dual role as head of foreign relations of the Yesha Council (the umbrella organization representing communities in Judea and Samaria) and as the mayor of Efrat, a settlement in Gush Etzion. Continue Reading »

Palestinians arrest peaceful Arab for hosting Jewish Knesset Member in Hebron

Because Muhammed Jaber, “a man of peace and coexistence” from Hebron allowed MK Yehuda Glick make a ‘Happy Birthday’ visit, the Palestinian leader’s secret police arrested & jailed him.
– MK Glick:  “His arrest shows that the Palestinian Authority is not interested in dialogue and normalization.”



The Palestinian Authority General Intelligence Service on Sunday arrested Muhammed Jaber, a Hebron resident, several days after he hosted right-wing MK Yehuda Glick at his home.

A senior PA official in Hebron on Monday confirmed Jaber’s arrest to The Jerusalem Post, but said he cannot discuss the details of his detainment. Continue Reading »

Muslims/Jewish relations, historical lies, and the future for peace… is now



If ever there was a need for fanatical belief in a shared future for Palestinians & Israelis, that need is now. There are always 2 kinds of people in the world: Those who believe in the possibility of peace, and those who do not.

 – Muslims Jews relations, historical conflict and the future for peace By Noor Dahri


Muslims Jews relations, historical conflict and the future for peaceGrowing up as a Muslim in Pakistan, I was taught to hate Jews and Israel and to participate in anti-Israel and anti-Zionism demonstrations.


Reading into the history of my faith and the history of Islam I came to realise that the perspective adopted by many Muslims today towards Israel and the Jewish people is completely distorted and often deliberately misinformed, for political not religious reasons. Continue Reading »

Controversial Turkish Muslim Advocates Israeli Sovereignty Over Jerusalem


Welcoming a delegation of rabbis and politicians from Israel, a Muslim leader in Turkey encourages good relations with the Jews & Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.

By Israel Today Staff


The following is a press release from Turkish religious figure Adnan Oktar (pictured, center), who recently hosted a number of Israeli Jewish officials during Ramadan and very interestingly expressed his anticipation for the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Adnan Oktar and his harem of peace activists

Adnan Oktar and his harem of peace activists – Turkish media

Mr. Adnan Oktar, prominent Muslim opinion leader from Turkey, welcomed a delegation of rabbis and politicians from Israel for the iftardinner he hosted in Istanbul on June 22, 2016. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Daughter of Iranian ayatollah brings message of peace to Israel




Former president Shimon Peres held a rare meeting Monday morning with a peace activist who is the daughter of an Iranian ayatollah.

Peres told Maryam Faghih Imani, the founder and president of the Centre for Cultural Diplomacy & Development (CCDD), that “when it comes to Iran, we really don’t know why Iran is against us. We are not against Iran.”

Maryam Faghih visits Shimon Peres in Israel bringing message of peace - Photo: The Peres Center For Peace

Maryam Faghih visits Shimon Peres in Israel bringing message of peace – Photo: The Peres Center For Peace

The former president said that Persian king Cyrus the Great had actually been the first Zionist, telling Jewish leaders to “take your people and go to your land.” Continue Reading »

Daughter of Iranian Ayatollah to Meet Shimon Peres in Israel


Daughter of prominent Iranian Ayatollah to meet with former Israeli president Peres with message of peace & economic cooperation for Israel.

By i24news


Former Israeli President Shimon Peres will meet an Iranian peace activist who arrived in Israel on a special visit to promote peace in the Middle East on Monday, a statement from Peres’ office said.

Maryam Faghih Imani, the daughter of Sayed Kamal Faghih Imani, a senior Iranian Ayatollah, “came to Israel to convey a message of reconciliation and dialogue among peoples,” the statement reads.

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Imani and Peres will meet at the Peres Center for Peace to discuss projects to promote peace between nations in the Middle East, and the development of cross-border initiatives. Continue Reading »

Anti-Hamas protest counters Palestinian conference in Berlin

Outside the ‘Palestinians in Europe Conference’ in Berlin, a counter-rally of some 50 activists organized by a coalition of Jewish & pro-Israel groups, demonstrated with banners like, “Free Gaza from Hamas” & “Make Peace Not War”

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


A small gathering of anti-Hamas protesters rallied in Berlin during the 13th edition of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, while pro-Palestinian demonstrators streamed through the German capital protesting against Israel.

The protest against the Conference of Palestinians in Berlin – Photo: Reuters

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria and the drafting of a declaration on Palestinian rights, such as the right of return, was to top the agenda at the one-day gathering, organized by the Palestinian Community of Germany and the British-based consultant firm Palestinian Return Centre. Continue Reading »

Lebanese Shi’ite cleric holds out olive branch to Jews, Christians on Facebook in peace-seeking campaign


Lebanese cleric, Sayyed Muhammad Ali Husseini, preaches inter-faith messages of tolerance in part of a larger social media campaign for peace & co-existence in his multilingual Facebook messages.


A Shi’ite Lebanese cleric has extended an olive branch to Jewish and Christian leaders around the world with a message of non-violence.

Sayyed Muhammad Ali Husseini – Photo: Facebook

Sayyed Muhammad Ali Husseini, secretary general of the Arabic Islamic Council, took to Facebook on Sunday to warn of the dangers of religious extremism.

“We call on rabbis, priests, cardinals and Muslim clerics, Sunni and Shia, to play down the verses, the scriptures, the traditions and the religious texts that call for violence, because they are more dangerous than nuclear weapons,” he wrote at the beginning of a long message. Continue Reading »

Egypt Detained 100 Female European & American Activists On Way to Gaza

American & European activists who had planned to spend Int’l Women’s Day in Gaza, are being held due to the Egyptian crackdown on Hamas, for “the timing was not appropriate…”

By Ari Yashar


A group of 100 European and American activist women were stopped by Egypt on Thursday, as they attempted to cross Sinai to spend International Women’s Day on Saturday in Gaza.

Egyptian soldiers (Illustration) – Reuters

Egyptian authorities stopped the women at the Cairo airport. Among the group, Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and anti-Israel activist Mairead Maguire was already deported on Wednesdaythe same happened to American activist Medea Benjamin on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Authority Palestinians vs. Pro-Palestinian Israelis

The Israeli peace activists were escorted out of Ramallah in police vans after Palestinian protesters attacked the hotel where a “peace conference” was taking place.

Not a single Palestinian official has condemn the assaults on the Israeli & Palestinian peace activists.

by Khaled Abu Toameh



Israeli peace activists who arrived in Ramallah recently were forced to leave the city under Palestinian Authority [PA] police protection.

Palestinian protesters try to force their way into the “Minds for Peace” conference in Ramallah. – Photo: Screenshot from Zamnpress YouTube

The activists were escorted out of Ramallah in police vans after Palestinian protesters attacked the hotel where a “peace conference” between Israelis and Palestinians was taking place. Continue Reading »

UK student deported from Israel for internet posts ‘posed a security threat’


British activist intercepted at Ben-Gurion Airport, was subjected to full body search, interrogation then returned to Briton.

British student Gary Spedding was deported from Israel on Friday because his social media activity allegedly posed a “security threat.”
British student and activist Gary Spedding.

British student and Palestine activist Gary Spedding. – Photo: Facebook

Spedding defines himself as an activist against anti-Semitism and in favor of finding a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.According to Sky News, Spedding arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on Thursday on a flight from London’s Luton Airport. At immigration, he was taken to an interview room where he was subjected to a full body search and interrogation.Immigration
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Palestinian protesters play havoc at Israeli-Palestinian peace meeting in Ramallah

Palestinian protesters smash windows and attempted to crash hotel’s conference hall but failed as PA police arrived.



Scores of Palestinian activists on Thursday attacked a hotel in Ramallah where Israelis and Palestinians were holding a meeting to talk about peace.


Chanting slogans against “normalization” with Israel, the attackers smashed windows and tried to storm the conference hall before they were pushed back by dozens of Palestinian Authority policemen.

The meeting, which was held under the motto “Ordinary People Make Peace,” was organized by a group called Israeli-Palestinian Public Negotiating Congress in Ramallah & Jerusalem.

The group is co-chaired by Dr. Continue Reading »

Sir Paul McCartney: Palestinians & Israelis need peace

Former ‘Beatle’ says all donations made to ‘OneVoice,’ the Israeli-Palestinian youth peace initiative, will be doubled after 5th of December.




Former Beatles member and British music sensation Sir Paul McCartney is pledging to support a Middle East peace initiative because “Israelis and Palestinians deserve peace,” he said.


As of Thursday December 5, McCartney announced on his Twitter feed that all donations made to the organization, OneVoice, will be doubled beginning December 5th.

The youth organization, OneVoice, aimed at educating Israeli and Palestinian youth in Middle East conflict resolution, has developed a Youth Leadership Program, and have set a fundraising goal of £260,000, of which as of Thursday, £15,266 had been raised.
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200 Palestinians visit Tel Aviv to promote peace


Parent’s Circle Family Forum enables events that encourage reconciliation in midst of harsh reality by allowing Palestinians & Israelis to participate in exchange visit programs & joint projects.

By Leigh Cuen

Official peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians have reportedly reached a dead end, while robust grassroots efforts continue to flourish. For example, the Parent’s Circle Family Forum (PCFF) is engaging people from both sides who lost a family member in the conflict. Women are at the helm of these peacemaking initiatives.

Palestinian women in TA – Photo: Lihi Avidan

Last Saturday around 1,500 people, including over 200 Palestinian men women and children, attended an all-day event in Tel Aviv, “Neighbors: Women Creating Reconciliation.” Continue Reading »

Should there be a Turkish-Israeli alliance against Assad?


“Al Qaeda affiliated groups (in Syria) are a great problem and becoming an even greater problem” Kocaman explained.  “…The reasonable Muslims need to come together with the Jews and the Christians. We need to show the radicals they are wrong via the Quran.”

Analysis by Rachel Avraham

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