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Incredible colourised photos show the Holy Land 130 years ago

Looking back at these amazing images -- taken in a time of no separation walls, when Jews, Arabs and Christians shared the Holyland. Not that long ago.

Stunning photochroms, taken around 1890, show a bustling bazaar in the heart of Jerusalem, a charming cityscape of Bethlehem, and two Bedouin women happily carrying their children.

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The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)


Wonderful to be with ALLMEP members Budo for Peace, The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation - מרכז פרס לשלום ולחדשנות,Freddie Krivine Initiative, כדורשת הליגה ... See more

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Here's a clear and cogent assessment of current Israeli policy toward its Palestinian minority, which amounts to nearly 25% of its population.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu officially declared Israel a Jewish state in July 2018 — here's what the 'nation-state' legislation actually means and why it's so controversial (via NowThis World)

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Two years ago I learned first hand the deep connections between Jewish and Armenian culture and history. Their shared struggle through genocide and their powerful reemergence as successful modern ... See more

After nearly three weeks on the road and half way around the world from home, I now understand that the pathway to peace is through interfaith reconciliation, and personal commitment to preserve ... See more

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Jewish Voice for Peace

Recognizing that fundamentally, humanity seeks reunion, is the inevitable path to the future.

THIS is love, respect, and solidarity:

"The imam, who led prayers, called it “one of the most blessed moments of my life in New York,” according to Jewish magazine The Forward. The feeling was ... See more

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Jewish Voice for Peace

Healing the Abrahamic rift between Jews, Muslims and Christians that runs through Hebron and Jerusalem is crucial for peace around the world.

"The scars are deep. Many of the children here are scared to go to school, others are prevented by their own parents from leaving the house and playing with their friends in the neighborhood"

CNN ... See more

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The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Hats off to the dedicated team from the Alliance For Middle East Peace as they navigate the waters of a deeply troubled Washington DC, seeking out rational minds to embrace a new vision for ... See more

Great day meeting with 28 Congressional offices and urging policymakers to continue US investment and engagement in vital grassroots peacebuilding efforts in Palestine and Israel #ALLMEPAdvocacyDay

5 months ago
The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Grassroots engagement is the way toward peace.

The number of Arab teachers in Jewish Israeli schools is on the rise because of the work of ALLMEP members like מכון מרחבים ע"ר Merchavim Institute معهد مجالات and The Abraham ... See more

5 months ago

The architecture of separation.

This and other lessons from the 40-year friendship between Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil.

5 months ago

If only in America...

In an act of solidarity and symbolism to the Muslim community inside participating in Friday prayer, New Zealanders gathered by the hundreds to create a human chain outside a mosque.

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Events Organized by ‘Women Wage Peace, Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Prayer Project is returning to the Holy Land for the third time this year to continue production of its ‘Warriors of the Heart – Peacemakers in the Holy Land’ documentary series. The focus will be continued coverage of the ‘Women Wage Peace’ organization and its latest work building a grassroots national peace movement comprised of primarily Israeli and Palestinian women, that is now over 30,000 strong. The JPP team will be traveling to Israel to capture additional footage featuring the conclusion of the Journey to Peace march in Israel, which began September 23 and runs through October 10, 2017. The two-week long peace march is visiting over 2 dozen cities across Israel and sponsoring rallies all along the way. The JPP team will be covering peace marches in Jaffa, at the Dead Sea and Jerusalem and will be transmitting Facebook Live reports along the way beginning October 6, streamed to their website at and on Facebook @JerusalemPrayerProject.
Fiske and executive producer/director, Robert Corsini, embarked on a journey to Israel earlier this year and interviewed Huda Abuarqoub, director of Alliance for Middle East Peace, Lili Weisberger one of the lead organizers of ‘Women Wage Peace’, among others. The documentation, combined with the stirring music of Canadian-Israeli singer/songwriter Yael Deckelbaum, tells the story of the rapid development of the peace movement involving women from both Israel and Palestine. The continued coverage of the evolving movement is sure to attract world wide attention from those who seek to build person to person pathways to peace, outside the failed political status-quo.
WHERE: October 6 - Jaffa, filming the march lead by Musician Yael Deckelbaun starting at Kroningan Garden (near Bloomfield Stadium)
October 8 - The Dead Sea, Peace village of Sarah and Hagar with Yael Deckelbaum and David Broza at Independence Park, Jerusalem
October 10 - Jerusalem, Independence Park

WHY: “We were struck by the power of these women from two territories who were raised to fear each other and yet were coming together in peace,” states Fiske. “We knew we had to be on the ground and record this monumental organizing of women who believed in the power of peace.”

For more information, please follow JPP on Facebook at @JerusalemPrayerProject and on Twitter @TheJerusalemPP.

Marla White/White Handed PR

JPP's Summer Fundraising Events

On June 4th, the Jerusalem Prayer Project (JPP) kicks off the first in a series of fundraising events in Los Angeles, featuring a live musical performance by singer-songwriter and JPP's founder, Stephen L. Fiske AND a screening of one of several stories from JPP's documentary "Warriors of the Heart" -- 'Women Wage Peace'.
Look for new photos and short videos from the event and announcements regarding upcoming JPP events in coming days.
If you're not in L.A., you can always contribute, using the secure online donation form below:

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Jerusalem Prayer Project Launches

The Jerusalem Prayer Project launch party took place at the Electric Lodge Theatre in Venice, CA. Dec, 10.
The invited guests were treated to food and drinks, and a concert featuring JPP Founder & Executive Director, Stephen L. Fiske, who was joined by Yuval Ron (oud), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Richard Hardy (flute), Ava Nahas (percussion) and singers Crystal Davis & Eloah. The concert was followed by a project presentation with Stephen & co-producer Robert Corsini, where videos were screened as the pair partook in an audience Q & A. The night concluded with a reception with refreshments and appetizers and was deemed a resounding success.
We want to thank everyone for their support & we'll be using this page to keep you abreast of our latest developments.

The JPP Team

Special thanks to the Electric Lodge Theatre


“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you."

- Thich Nhat Hahn.

The Jerusalem Prayer Project is a music, film and multimedia venture creating an ongoing interactive global peacebuilding platform. The project is centered in Jerusalem focusing on Jerusalem as analogous for the peacebuilding challenges worldwide. The Jerusalem Prayer Project is a special affiliate of the Unity-and-Diversity World Council (UDC) a California 501c3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles. UDC is an interfaith coordinating body of multiple groups and individuals concerned with building bridges across religious, cultural and political differences in order to contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable future.