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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
| THE FREE PRESS (Maine)

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
| CBS NEWS

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

Aug 16, 2005

Israelis, Arabs reunite at peace camp during Gaza withdrawal
| ASSOCIATED PRESS

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Israelis and Arabs attending a camp reunion in the woods of Maine are keeping an eye on the Gaza Strip, where Israel is pulling out after 38 years. Badawi Qawasmi, a 26-year-old Palestinian, said Monday he hopes Israel’s withdrawal of 8,500 Jewish settlers from Gaza will lead to better lives in the impoverished, overcrowded area of 1.3 million Palestinians. “I hope it’s just the first step,” said Qawasmi, who is among the former Seeds of Peace campers, … FULL STORY

Arabs, Israelis Hold Peace Reunion
| FOX NEWS

Israelis and Arabs attending a camp reunion in the woods of Maine are keeping an eye on the Gaza Strip, where a move is being made toward peace in the Middle East. Badawi Qawasmi, a 26-year-old Palestinian, said Monday he hopes Israel’s withdrawal of 8,500 Jewish settlers from Gaza will lead to better lives in the impoverished, overcrowded area of 1.3 million Palestinians. “I hope it’s just the first step,” said Qawasmi, who is among the former Seeds of Peace  campers, now in … FULL STORY

Aug 15, 2005

Finding common ground
| PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

BY ANN S. KIM | OTISFIELD Don’t call Yehoyada Mandeel a peace activist. It’s true that the 26-year-old Israeli is one of the original Seeds of Peace campers, a volunteer at the organization’s Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem and a participant this week in the first leadership summit of camp graduates. But to Mandeel, a peace activist is someone who might protest an Israeli military checkpoint, someone whose patriotism might not match his own, someone whose vision might not be … FULL STORY

Aug 3, 2005

Not just a camp for teens: Leadership Summit to reuninte Seeds of Peace alumni from years 1993-1999

Seeds now in their 20s to reaffirm commitment to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations & dialogue during Gaza withdrawal NEW YORK | From August 12 to 20, 2005, Seeds of Peace will hold one of the most historic events since its 1993 founding: The Graduate Leadership Summit. Over 100 Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian and American Seeds from years 1993-1999, who are now in their early 20s, will reunite at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield, Maine, to reignite the dialogue efforts … FULL STORY


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