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Dec 3, 2014

Breaking the Impasse's Yossi Vardi addresses Seeds of Peace supporters

NEW YORK | Twenty Seeds of Peace supporters joined high-tech Israeli entrepreneur and peace advocate Yossi Vardi for a discussion over breakfast on December 2. For over 40 years, Vardi has worked in both the public and private spheres as the CEO of TEKEM, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Energy, and an advisor to the World Bank and UNDP. Vardi has also founded and built over 60 high-tech companies, driven by his vision that all sectors of Israeli … FULL STORY

Sep 15, 2013

Teens cross Augusta's Memorial Bridge for Seeds of Peace | KENNEBEC JOURNAL

AUGUSTA | The 100 or so golden-shirted teens striding across Memorial Bridge Sunday morning proclaimed their support of Seeds of Peace, an organization aiming to inspire leadership and cross-cultural understanding among youngsters. It was the second year a group marched across a bridge in the state for that cause. Last year, teens crossed a small wooden bridge in Otisfield, at a Seeds of Peace camp. Next year, it’s a bridge in Bangor. The Bridges to Peace Global march Saturday was … FULL STORY

Seeds of Peace marks 20th Anniversary with Janet Wallach and Sen. Mitchell

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace marked 20 years of empowering young leaders from conflict regions with a celebration on May 21 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The evening honored Janet Wallach, President Emerita of Seeds of Peace, for her contributions to the organization’s success, and featured legendary peacemaker Senator George Mitchell. Over 500 distinguished supporters, including politicians, diplomats, journalists, and policy-makers, joined Seeds from the Middle East and South Asia to celebrate the impact these Graduates … FULL STORY

May 2, 2013

NPR President Knell, Egyptian journalist and Seed reflect on media and conflict

NEW YORK | As part of its regular Speaker Series, Seeds of Peace hosted a breakfast conversation with National Public Radio President Gary Knell and Egyptian Seed and journalist Mona El Naggar on May 2. Mona, who attended Camp in 1996, started the morning off with reflections on the influence Seeds of Peace has had on her over the years. “I wanted to unravel what I had accepted, to unlearn, and then relearn,” she said about the years following her … FULL STORY

Mar 29, 2013

1,300 supporters raise $300,000 for Seeds of Peace at 2013 Peace Market

NEW YORK | Over 1,300 guests gathered together for the 9th annual Peace Market, celebrating 20 years of Seeds of Peace mission to equip young leaders from conflict regions with the skills to make peace. The event raised more than $300,000 for Seeds of Peace programs, opening a new decade of Seeds of Peace initiatives. The 2013 Peace Market featured a live performance by City of the Sun and DJ sets by Dave 1 of Chromeo and Questlove. The two … FULL STORY

Sep 24, 2012

Dr. Sa'eb Erekat briefs Seeds, supporters on outlook for Palestinian-Israeli peace

NEW YORK | Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Sa’eb Erekat engaged in discussions with 80 supporters, including Seeds, on September 24. Erekat, who is in New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, discussed the stalemated Israeli-Palestinian peace process and how to move it forward. “I don’t think it’s God’s will or Allah’s will for us to remain in conflict,” he said. Erekat stressed how close past rounds of negotiations had come to yielding an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement … FULL STORY

May 17, 2012

Madeleine Albright and Jared Cohen
of Google Ideas accept 2012 peace awards

NEW YORK | Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was honored with the 2012 John P. Wallach Peacemaker Award for her decades of service at the annual Seeds of Peace Spring Dinner on May 16. She was joined by Google Ideas Director Jared Cohen, who received the Young Peacemaker Award. Over 380 people attended the dinner, held at the Conrad New York Hotel, which raised $1.36M in support of Seeds of Peace programs worldwide. Secretary Albright first welcomed Seeds … FULL STORY

Thank you for your support

Dear Friends, Thank you for supporting Seeds of Peace through yesterday’s 2012 Spring Dinner. We are grateful to Secretary Albright and Google Idea’s Jared Cohen for affirming so vividly the essential role Seeds of Peace plays in regions in conflict. As Madeleine Albright said, our Seeds “liberate themselves from the past through the simple process of talking to one another, sharing their doubts and fears, participating side by side in everyday tasks and discovering the aspirations and values that they … FULL STORY

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