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BSST is the leading charity focusing on small-scale grass roots cross community, anti poverty and humanitarian projects in Israel/Palestine
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JfJfP comments


2015:

29 July: Letter to Evening Standard about its shoddy reporting

24 April: Letter to FIFA about Israeli football

15 April: Letter re Ed Miliband and Israel

11 Jan: Letter to the Guardian in response to Jonathan Freedland on Charlie Hebdo

2014:

15 Dec: Chanukah: Celebrating the miracle of holy oil not military power

1 Dec: Executive statement on bill to make Israel the nation state of the Jewish people

25 Nov: Submission to All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism

7 Sept: JfJfP Executive statement on Antisemitism

3 Aug: Urgent disclaimer

19 June Statement on the three kidnapped teenagers

25 April: Exec statement on Yarmouk

28 Mar: EJJP letter in support of Dutch pension fund PGGM's decision to divest from Israeli banks

24 Jan: Support for Riba resolution

16 Jan: EJJP lobbies EU in support of the EU Commission Guidelines, Aug 2013–Jan 2014

2013:

29 November: JfJfP, with many others, signs a "UK must protest at Bedouin expulsion" letter

November: Press release, letter to the Times and advert in the Independent on the Prawer Plan

September: Briefing note and leaflet on the Prawer Plan

September: JfJfP/EJJP on the EU guidelines with regard to Israel

14th June: JfJfP joins other organisations in protest to BBC

2nd June: A light unto nations? - a leaflet for distribution at the "Closer to Israel" rally in London

24 Jan: Letter re the 1923 San Remo convention

18 Jan: In Support of Bab al-Shams

17 Jan: Letter to Camden New Journal about Veolia

11 Jan: JfJfP supports public letter to President Obama

Comments in 2012 and 2011

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Posts

“Time for Peace”

GRACE Pilgrimage in the Middle East
Walking together from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea
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29 November 2012

We invite you for an intensive journey and an adventure of community building in the Holy Land, with the Peace Research Village Middle East.
It is a unique opportunity to connect with the region, to understand the conflict in the Middle East and to create a vision for a new culture together.

PEACE – “For a future without war”
The current situation calls us to step out of the system of violence and fear and to create a new reality based on trust and solidarity. We will use the communitarian space to open our eyes and hearts to the pain of the world and to reveal the connections between inner and outer peace. Together we will explore the current steps of realization of a Peace Research Village in the Middle East – a sustainable model of living amongst humans and nature.

WATER – “We go with the flow”
Due to exploitation of water by the Israeli, Syrian and Jordanian governments, the Jordan River has lost 98% of its water and the Dead Sea is dying. We will walk where the water was once flowing and should flow again, and bring awareness to the right of all living beings to have free access to clean healthy water. We will study and explore the vision of collecting rainwater in decentralized local retention areas, as an answer to one of the most crucial problems of the region: water scarcity.

BEYOND 2012 – “Time for change”
We wish to use this journey to find our next steps as peace workers in service of a world in transformation – as individuals and as a group. As we are approaching December 2012 we will use this special time in history to find new decisions and visions for our lives. More and more people around the globe are waking up and standing up for the right to have a life worth living. There is a growing understanding that we have to cooperate in order to make 2013 a year of a positive shift in our inner and outer reality.

The pilgrimage will include:

  • Walking in nature: from the lush greenery of the north to the desert in the south, carrying our luggage on our backs, eating together simple vegan meals, sleeping under the stars.
  • Daily study time: what are the roots of the conflict? How a small group can change the world?
  • Visiting communities and special places.
  • Art time: exploring theatre, dance, painting and music.
  • Group building and forum work (a tool for transparency, community building and transformation).

Leading team:
The core group members of the Peace Research Village Middle East.

Costs:
10,000 Shekels (2,000 Euro, 2,450 Dollars) – Including a donation to the PRV-ME
5,000 Shekels (1,000 Euro, 1,230 Dollars) – Normal price
2,500 Shekels (500 Euro, 620 Dollars) – Minimum price for special scholarships

For more information and registration:
info@prvme.org

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