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Jul 19, 2004

The roots of peace: Program fosters unlikely friendships | ROLL CALL

BY LIZA GUTIERREZ | Hazem Zanoun clearly remembers his first, terrifying encounter with Israelis in 1997. ”I was scared to fall asleep because my imagination led me to think the Israelis would try to hurt me,” he said. He is not describing a confrontation in his homeland of Gaza, but his first night at a summer camp in the United States where he was bunking with Israeli teenagers. He laid with his back to the wall so that he could keep an … FULL STORY

Jun 23, 2004

Seeds of Peace Camp begins 12th summer with youth from across the Middle East

Seeds to launch new summer program in August to bring together young leaders from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan and America OTISFIELD, MAINE | Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Moroccan, Yemeni, Indian, Pakistani, Afghan and American youth will once again meet as Seeds of Peace opens its 12th season with a unifying flagraising ceremony at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield, Maine. There will be over 175 campers during the camp’s first session, including Palestinians from throughout the … FULL STORY

Jun 9, 2004

Independent documentary film on Seeds of Peace to premiere at Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Film Festival

WASHINGTON | A new documentary film called SEEDS, produced by independent filmmakers Marjan Safinia and Joseph Boyle on the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine, will celebrate its World Premiere at the Opening Night Gala of the SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, on June 15th, 2004 at 7 p.m. Following the screening of the film, CNN’s Judy Woodruff will moderate a discussion with campers from the film, the filmmakers, and Seeds of Peace President and former … FULL STORY

Jun 8, 2004

Iraqi and Saudi youth to join other Arab and American young leaders at Seeds of Peace program in Maine

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Sixty-five American and Arab teenagers will join together at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield, Maine this weekend to begin a groundbreaking new exchange program, to build relationships, reduce misunderstanding and forge cooperation at a critical time in the Arab-American relationship. Beyond Borders: Arabs and Americans in the 21st Century will bring together 65 teenagers as well as 25 adult educators from across the United States, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and Yemen to … FULL STORY

Apr 12, 2004

Seeds of Peace launches forum
on conflict and diplomacy

Senator George Mitchell to inaugurate series NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace, the nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering leaders of the next generation to advance reconciliation and coexistence, will launch a high-level speaker series on negotiations in New York City. The first forum will take place on Monday, April 19, 2004 and feature Senator George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senator and the newly elected Chairman of the Board of The Walt Disney Company. Announcement of the senior statesmen confirmed for … FULL STORY

Mar 31, 2004

A Crop of Leaders?

The Seeds of Peace are maturing into young adults. It’s not summer camp any more. BY ISABEL KERSHNER | WHEN AARON D. MILLER left the State Department a year and a half ago, after advising six consecutive secretaries of state on the Arab-Israeli peace process, he did so with a sense that in the Israeli-Palestinian case American diplomacy simply hadn’t worked, and wasn’t about to either. “This is a generational conflict,” says Miller, who was at State for 25 years, … FULL STORY

Mar 7, 2004

High school junior headed to Jordan

BY MELISSA EVANS | The Arabs thought all Americans were fat, rich and drove around in big cars. The Americans thought the Arabs might look and act like the terrorist-types they had seen in movies. When they came together for athletic competitions, group talks and team-building activities, the high schoolers realized they were both wrong. “Just because we’re from different countries doesn’t mean we can’t be friends,” said Sharif Kadri, a Santa Barbara High School junior who was selected with … FULL STORY

Jan 21, 2004

Seeds of Peace to host auction featuring Madeleine Albright, Hootie & the Blowfish

NEW YORK | The Seeds of Peace Young Leadership Committee will present the 6th Annual Bid for Peace Celebrity Auction on Tuesday, February 10th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. This year’s event will feature former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, and Hootie & The Blowfish will perform live. Honorary Celebrity Host Committee members who are lending their support for the evening include Christine Baranski, Chevy Chase, Billy Crudup, Tovah Feldshuh, Janeane Garofalo, Philip … FULL STORY

Nov 28, 2003

Planting 'Seeds of Peace'
| JEWISH NEWS (Phoenix)

Forum highlights grassroots efforts to end worldwide conflict There is no war in Scottsdale, Hannah Assadi acknowledges. Yet the 17-year-old senior at Desert Mountain High School is working hard for peace. Two years ago, Hannah was searching for an organization that could channel her interest in promoting peace around the world and especially 8,000 miles from home in the Middle East. Through a news report on the network CNN, she learned of Seeds of Peace, a 10-year-old nonpolitical, nonprofit organization … FULL STORY

Nov 20, 2003

Seeds of Peace praised by U.S. Congress

Resolution 288 calls program a “model of hope that living together in peace and security is possible” WASHINGTON | The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan resolution by a vote of 415-0 on November 19, 2003. The House Concurrent Resolution honors Seeds of Peace for its promotion of understanding, reconciliation, acceptance, coexistence, and peace among youth from the Middle East and other regions of conflict, and it validates the organization’s year-round programming that has successfully taught teenagers the tools to … FULL STORY

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