Palestinian-Israeli Internet Radio Station
"All For Peace" is ON THE AIR at http://www.allforpeace.org
BROADCASTING TO THE WORLD ALL DAY, EVERY DAY
Talk shows in Arabic and Hebrew at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and again at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Jerusalem Time.
Musical programs are in Hebrew, Arabic, and Hebrew.
This historic, shared Internet radio station broadcasting daily in Hebrew, Arabic and English is aimed at a wide audience amongst both peoples to provide messages of peace, cooperation, mutual understanding, coexistence and hope.
The idea came from the sustained relationship and creativity between:
These groups maintain a long-standing, good and egalitarian working relationship, and are partners in the youth-written magazine, Crossing Borders, on the Web at:
Maysa Baransi-Siniora is in East Jerusalem. She gets e-mail at Maysa@allforpeace.org .
Shimon Malka in Israel receives e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Israeli Producer for Hebrew programming is Orly Noy ( OrlyNoy@yahoo.com ), and the Palestinian Producer for Arabic programming is Adel Zoamout ( Adel@allforpeace.org ).
Send them your ideas about interviews, music, and other programming in Arabic, English and Hebrew that increase:
-- exposure of the various aspects of each side to the other side
-- exposure of interviewees, artists and topics of each side to the other side
-- emphasis on the different and the similar
-- breaking of stereotypes existing on both sides
-- discussion of common interests such as health, environment, culture, transportation, economy, etc.
-- exposure and reporting on joint initiatives and projects and on alternative ideas for the conclusion of the conflict
-- providing hope to the listeners
-- preparing listeners towards "the morning after" the conflict
GETTING TO KNOW THE OTHER SIDE
A central aspect of the conflict between the two peoples arises from the distance and alienation between them. Common sense dictates that the more we know each other the less we will hate, be angry at and fear each other. A large portion of each of the two populations does not know the other side at all, except for what they learn through the local media, which do not always paint a picture truly reflecting the other side. In fact, the media generally emphasize only the negative aspects. Showing the true face of each side will assist in grappling with these obstacles, which have been built up over the years of the conflict, and will assist in opening hearts towards the better days to come.
One of the items most lacking in the Middle East is hope. The loss of hope is also the greatest threat to both peoples. Both populations have undergone periods almost impossible to bear in recent years, and many people have ceased believing that the situation can change. The existence of a sane voice, which invites its listeners to become part of an involved group of citizens who are not willing to forgo a better future, can assist by serving as the ray of light at the end of the tunnel.
PREPARING BOTH PEOPLE FOR "THE MORNING AFTER"
Even if today, at the height of the bloody conflict between the two peoples, it seems as if the current reality will never change, we must not forget the possibility of another alternative - a more optimistic one, which sees the possibility of an end to the conflict. Therefore, it would be most proper to prepare both peoples for the morning after the conflict. After all, genuine peace will be achieved and based on a strong bond between both peoples and not their leaders - and this bond must be established and strengthened already today.
In addition, the station objective is to become financially independent, while broadcasting with the participation of the young people trained by our activities in the fields of radio and coexistence.
"All For Peace" Internet Radio in Arabic, Hebrew, and English
ON THE AIR at http://www.allforpeace.org