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May 18, 2006

Meeting Over Coffee | THE JERUSALEM POST

BY SIMA BORKOVSKI | ”Seeds of Peace” usually addresses its peacemaking activities to teenagers. The organization is devoted to cultivating friendships between Israelis and Palestinians in their youth and to developing the future leadership for this region. Yet once a month, on a Sunday evening, a different kind of crowd gathers in the spacious rooms of the center in French Hill, at the “Seeds Peace Cafe.” The Seeds Peace Cafe is a new project oriented towards the adult community in Jerusalem, … FULL STORY

Apr 21, 2006

Seeds of peace blossom every
summer in Maine | INDIA NEW ENGLAND

Annual camp gets Indian, Pakistani kids to see each other’s points of view BY MEERA RAJAGOPALAN | OTISFIELD, MAINE When 13-year-old Hassan Raza of Lahore packed his bags to be part of the India and Pakistan camp of the Seeds of Peace program in 2002, peace was the furthest thing on his mind. His grandfather had died saving his pregnant grandmother during the partition riots of 1947 and two of his uncles were killed serving the Pakistan Army during wars with India. His … FULL STORY

Mar 13, 2006

Seeds of Peace Experience Brings New Responsibilities | WASHINGTON FILE
(US Department of State)

BY STEPHEN KAUFMAN | WASHINGTON, DC Selection for Seeds of Peace camp in Maine is a great honor, and it opens doors for future educational and career opportunities. But it also imposes a hard burden when participants return home, as new Seeds and try to convince skeptical family, friends and neighbors that peace with sworn enemies is a very real possibility. The Seeds of Peace program recruits 14-15 year olds from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Europe to … FULL STORY

Feb 16, 2006

Janet Wallach named next Seeds of Peace president

NEW YORK | On the night of its unique and spectacular Young Leadership Committee fundraising event in New York, Seeds of Peace officially announced that Janet Wallach, the widow of Seeds of Peace founder the late John Wallach, will take over as President of the international nonprofit organization. “Seeds of Peace has been an important part of my life since my husband, John, created it in 1993.  Under his direction as well as that of past president, Aaron Miller, I have been … FULL STORY

Jan 19, 2006

John Legend headlines Journey Through the Peace Market Seeds of Peace benefit

Event will transport guests to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace is making its annual event hosted by its Young Leadership Committee bigger and better this year. A Journey Through the Peace Market (formerly the Bid for Peace Celebrity Auction) on Thursday, February 16, 2006, will transport guests to the markets of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. This “experience” event, at Skylight, will envelop guests into The Peace Market … FULL STORY

Sep 27, 2005

Group promotes Mideast peace via youth | ASSOCIATED PRESS

BY EDITH M. LEDERER | UNITED NATIONS Through years of conflict, Israeli and Palestinian young people, environmentalists and emergency doctors have kept up contacts to try to save lives, share precious water resources and demonstrate that they can overcome hate. At a panel discussion Monday sponsored by the U.S. government, voluntary organizations working on these issues on both sides of the conflict came together for the first time to talk about their quiet efforts to help promote Mideast peace. Seeds of Peace … FULL STORY

Sep 7, 2005

Bringing the program home: Seeds of Peace focuses on Arab/US relations

BY IRIS BURKE | Last Monday, Seeds of Peace finished up the first session of a new program called Beyond Borders, a summer camp where Arab and American teens come together to learn about each other. The new Seeds of Peace President Aaron David Miller, who worked on the Middle East conflict for the State Department for 25 years, created the program. Founded in 1993 by John Wallach, an author and journalist, Seeds of Peace is a place where young … FULL STORY

Aug 19, 2005

Seeds of Peace alumni rededicate themselves to peace mission | WASHINGTON FILE (US Department of State)

Older participants gather in Maine for workshops, networking, dialogue BY STEPHEN KAUFMAN | WASHINGTON Approximately 125 Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian and American participants of Seeds of Peace remembered coming to the organization’s Otisfield, Maine, camp as 14- and 15 year-olds, forming close friendships with peers whom they, only days before, would have considered their enemies. Now these alumni have returned to Maine as adults in their mid-20s many with university diplomas and careers, and others with their military service completed. … FULL STORY

Aug 18, 2005

Part II: Seeds of Peace Revisited

BY TATIANA MORALES | This week’s withdrawal of Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip has raised new concerns of conflict, along with renewed hope for peace. With that backdrop, The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith met Wednesday with a group of young men and women directly affected by the tensions in the region, graduates of a unique summer camp program designed to bring them together. They share a worldly view, though not always the same opinion. Smith revisited the Seeds of Peace international … FULL STORY

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