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Jul 27, 2006

'Seeds' takes on greater urgency

BY KAROUN DEMIRJIAN | OTISFIELD The buzz along Powhatan Road was enough to attract a small crowd of onlookers Wednesday morning as the newest class of campers at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield sang national anthems to accompany the raising of their national flags. The flag-raising ceremony is always a sight to behold. But this summer, as Hezbollah rockets fly over northern Israel and Israeli bombs explode in the streets of Gaza and Beirut, the sight of dozens of … FULL STORY

Jun 22, 2006

'Seeds of Peace' Camp Director to be Presented with 2006 Peace Corps Franklin H. Willams Award

Sen. Susan Collins was pleased to welcome Tim Wilson, Vice President of Seeds of Peace, into her Washington, D.C. office today, and congratulate him on being named a recipient of the 2006 Peace Corps Franklin H. Williams Award. Wilson serves as the Director of both Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield and the Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem. “Tim Wilson has been an integral part of Seeds of Peace since the organization was founded 16 years … FULL STORY

Jun 20, 2006

Seeds of Peace opens its 14th season

OTISFIELD, MAINE | Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Indian, Pakistani, Afghan and American youth will once again meet as Seeds of Peace opens its 14th season with a unifying flagraising ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield, Maine. Over 150 campers along with their adult Delegation Leaders will be attending the first session which will include refugee and non-refugee Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank. Additionally, for the first time, … FULL STORY

May 23, 2006

Last women standing | JERUSALEM POST

As the finale of ‘The Ambassador’ nears, two female contestants prove that they are forces to be reckoned with …Impressing people has been something Efrat Oppenheimer has always strived to do. “All my life I’ve hung around people who were older than me, having to prove to them what I’ve got.” explains Efrat in a separate interview. At 22, Efrat, regarded as Melody’s biggest competition, is the youngest of three children after her brother Gal, 31, and her sister Adi, … FULL STORY

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

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