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(2007 Press Release)
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Palestinians, Jews unite at Yosemite camp   (download PDF)
San Mateo County Times -- Sunday, 14 October 2007
Jews, Palestinians talk peace under the pines at Tawonga   (download PDF)
J, the Jewish news weekly of North California -- Friday, 19 October 2007
Jews and Palestinians talk peace under NorCal pines
Los Angeles Jewish Journal -- 01 November 2007

VIDEO: Interviews at Camp
(by San Mateo County Times)
VIDEO: River Handwashing Ceremony
(by camp participant)
PHOTOS: Participants arrive at airport
787 PHOTOS (by Dennis Kennedy, with Seth's help)

Tuesday evening PHOTOS

October 2007
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Oseh Shalom ~ Sanea al-Salam
Fifth Palestinian-Jewish Peacemakers Camp
Welcoming travelers from Israel, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Canada and the U.S.
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four days at Camp Tawonga in the northern California mountains
on the Tuolumne River near Yosemite National Park
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St. Mary's Cathedral Conference Center
public San Francisco report-out by campers and staff
for Bay Area students, families, and all interested citizens to attend

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Over 150 inspired Muslim, Jewish and Christian participants
from the U.S., Canada and Holy Land
including 45 women and men from 32 towns in
Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.
Travelling from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Maaleh Adumim, Nablus, Jenin, Neve Shalom~Wahat al-Salam
Ramallah, Kiryat Shmona ,Dair el Asad, Nataf, Jericho, Beit Jala, Gaza, Hebron
Tulkarem, Beer-Sheva, Haifa, Amman and many other towns.
Participants of Interfaith Encounter Association, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Combatants for Peace, Hand in Hand Schools, WIFAQ Youth Organization (Jenin)
Building Bridges for Peace, Breaking Barriers, Common Path, Falcon Movement, Sulha
Wi'am Center for Conflict Resolution and Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam (Oasis of Peace)
Palestinian Society for Peace & Democracy, and others.

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(Camp Tawonga's Web site)

A new quality of Listening and Dialogue
Relationship building   ~   Leadership training
Cross-generational   ~   Singles, families, elders, youth
Art and culture from diverse traditions
River and waterfall walks   ~   Relaxation
Ropes courses   ~   Boating   ~   Swimming
How-to of the public peace process   ~   Ethnic foods
Ages one to eighty   ~   Farm animals
Shared family photos and memories
Singing   ~   Dancing   ~   Ceremony
Hiking   ~   Talking   ~   Campfires
Time to create our future together

Read about the growing family of 12 North American camps for Arabs and Jews
described at .

(Camp Tawonga's Web site)

Affordable range of fees - only what you can afford:
ADULTS - $100-$300        YOUTH (3-18) - $80-$240        CHILDREN (under 3) - $40-$140

Application information:   ~   (415) 543-2267

scholarship help available


"I came to camp with a 'show me' attitude. But the weekend was a transformative experience that helped free me from the past and begin to move forward."
        -- Israeli camper, daughter of Holocaust survivor

"It was a weekend to remember. People could express themselves and be heard in a safe place. If it can be done here, it can be done anywhere. We both demonstrated to each other that we do not need to be enemies."
        -- Palestinian man, born in Ramallah

"I found deep meaning in meeting 'the enemy' more personally for the first time." -- Israeli recent IDF soldier "Words cannot be enough to tell you how thankful I am to be part of the amazing weekend. It can be very hopeless sometimes. The past weekned charged me with hope, with the feeling of empowerment and support."
        -- Palestinian young woman from East Jerusalem

"Meeting Palestinians directly from Israel/Palestine provided me with a completely different understanding of the Middle East. And what a pleasure to not only hear Arabic and Hebrew conversations, but to hear them in an atmosphere of goodwill."
        -- Jewish American woman

"I have never had such a deep and friendly experience with a Jew or an Israeli. The camp is a great experience that enables Palestinians and Jews not only understand each other but also understand themselves. I would love to help to make the camp of 2006 even more successful."
        -- Palestinian young man from Jenin

"Seeing this important process up close was fascinating, and gives me much hope for a more peaceful future. Thank you for letting us report this story to our viewers, and for making us feel so welcome."
        -- American woman CBS-TV news producer

(2007 Press Release)

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