BEYOND BULLETS & BOMBS:
Grassroots Peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
BULLETS & BOMBS is the new, definitive, most
comprehensive-yet book to describe diverse initiatives and people in the citizen-to-citizen
It is a rich resource for on-the-ground, relationship-building activists as well as students and educators.
This August 30, 2007 publishing treasure is rich in graphics, tables, extensive contemporary references, quotes, and inspiration.
Above all, while based in real, successful lives of Jews, Palestinians and dedicated others, it insists on fastening into literature and academia the living principles that succeed in everyday life on Earth.
BEYOND BULLETS & BOMBS: Grassroots Peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians
Edited by Judy Kuriansky
Praeger Publishers - August 30, 2007 -- 408 pages
There remains ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil war, and political discord.
In its midst, courageous civilians from both sides are working together build new human connections and understanding of the "other" that lead to creativity.
Israeli Jews and Arabs, and Palestinian Muslims and Christians, young and old, men and women, are cooperating in grassroots people-to-people projects.
Face-to-face, shoulder-to-shoulder they are developing educational programs and creating activities to bridge their differences.
BEYOND BULLETS & BOMBS showcases impressive and important projects that deserve more support and world attention, and without which governments alone cannot succeed.
In 40 captivating chapters, experts tell intriguing personal stories interwoven with psycho-social models and successful organizing principles -- inspiring and instructing how people living in hostile cultures can establish sustainable peace.
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OTHER NEWS from
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LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS (
LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS is one of the book's examples of Internet relationships.
In a closed online community, youth in
This project utilizes two key social technologies dominated by youth these days: (1) user-created multimedia and (2) social networking.
The youth tell their personal stories in words and photos, and communicate in English through a "intranet" blog site.
These stories let teens express themselves, and more importantly network with peer members from the "other" side.
This Fall, 2007, LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS will be expanded with the help of BARNRAISER.
When an Amish family needs a new barn their community gathers to build the whole structure in a single day.
This tradition is called barn raising.
In building a barn together in a day the cooperating community achieves something that no single person or family can do.
People at BARNRAISER share that spirit as they help build a better society.
BARNRAISER has announced that their next social project will be in Fall 2007 with LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS.
Bridging East and West:
Online dialogue between Israeli-Jewish and Palestinian Teens
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This summer is now the season of the annual SULHA where thousands of Arabs and Jews -- everyone who wishes -- come together to make personal contact.
In a nature-setting in
SEE the video of the SULHA activity at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=PFgMH1TX1SY
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MIDDLE EAST PEACE CAMP FOR CHILDREN (USA)
There are now a dozen camp-like programs in North America for the Middle East public peace project.
Published in the
Peace camp stresses unity in diversity
'If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children'
by Brad Wong
"Out beyond rightdoing and wrongdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there."