Category Archives: Partners On The Ground

Ir Amim: A Primer on Events at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif

Over the last week a series of escalating events on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif has threatened peace and security at the holy site and for Jerusalem as a whole.  We have created the following primer to help make sense of …

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Reform Judaism’s True Mission at the Western Wall

Yudith Oppenheimer is Executive Director of Ir Amim. July 2, 2017 — The Israeli government’s disavowal of the Western Wall plan is a deplorable instance of the Israeli government yielding to forceful religious dictates – a decision harmful to broad groups …

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Ameinu and Ir Amim: Partners for Jerusalem’s Future

        Ameinu has recently launched a partnership with Ir Amim (“City of Nations”/“City of Peoples”), Israel’s longest standing NGO focusing on Jerusalem’s role in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.  Working directly with Ir Amim, as …

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In the Olive Orchard Lending a Helping Hand

Naim El Baida is a building contractor. He has worked across the Green Line in Israel for many years. His Hebrew is excellent, as good as his Arabic. He is one of seven siblings and has seven children, two of …

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How War Veterans Became ‘Combatants for Peace’

On the evening of Nov. 14, I attended a screening of the new documentary film, “Disturbing the Peace,” and a post-screening panel discussion.  It relates the story of a joint Israeli-Palestinian peace organization, Combatants for Peace, with interviews, dramatic reenactments, and some on-the-scene …

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A Shorter Road to Peace — Road to Recovery in Action

Yesterday I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and drove an hour to a crossing between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. I called a Palestinian man named Nayim and let him know I had arrived there a little early and that …

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Stav Shaffir on How BDS Strengthens the Right

On Thursday evening, Stav Shaffir spoke to a crowded group of Ameinu staff and supporters.  When asked about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Shaffir noted emphatically that it is a “dishonest movement that strengthens the conservative right wing in …

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Women Wage Peace March Update

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The Origins of Women Wage Peace: A Conference Call

Click HERE to listen to an interview about the origins of Women Wage Peace with two of its founders.

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Zionist Union Provides Alternative to Netanyahu’s “Managing the Conflict”

Member of Knesset Amir Peretz, an important figure in the leadership of the Zionist Union, is planning to present this framework for a two-state agreement with the Palestinians to the Zionist Union this week. MK Peretz’s plan demonstrates that the Israeli opposition …

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