Daily Archives: Aug 3, 2014
Aug 3, 2014

Camp connects Israeli
and Palestinian teens | WCSH (NBC)

OTISFIELD, Maine | On the same day an airstrike near a school in Gaza killed ten people, there were teenagers from Israel and Palestine meeting in Maine, singing each other’s national anthems, raising their country’s flags, and planting the seeds of friendship. For the last 22 years, the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield has been bringing teenagers together from conflict zones. This session, about half of the 180 campers are from either Israel or Palestine. “I came seeing everything … FULL STORY


Israeli, Palestinian youth join together in Seeds of Peace camp | WMTW (ABC)

OTISFIELD, Maine — As conflict rages in the Middle East, young Israeli and Palestinian campers are among those forging friendships Sunday night at the Seeds of Peace Camp in the Oxford County town of Otisfield. The camp is in its 22nd year. There are 182 campers representing eight different delegations in this session. More than half of the campers are Israeli or Palestinian, but some are from other parts of the world where there is conflict, such as Pakistan. “When … FULL STORY


War in Gaza on many minds at Seeds
of Peace camp | PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

As Palestinian and Israeli youths gather to build understanding, some worry about their families back home and others find it hard to build trust. OTISFIELD — Thirty-six hours after arriving at a bucolic lakeside camp in the woods of Maine, Nadeem, 17, a Palestinian from Jerusalem, said Sunday he had gotten over the jet lag from his journey, but not his fears from living in a war zone. Nadeem said he lives a 10-minute walk from the spot where a … FULL STORY


182 campers from 8 countries
welcomed at Seeds of Peace Camp
| LEWISTON SUN JOURNAL

OTISFIELD — There were no rockets whistling overhead on Sunday morning at Pleasant Lake. There were no thunderous explosions ripping apart humanity or heavy thuds from tank shells noisily obliterating buildings. The only noise came from chickadees chattering away in tall pines as 182 teens from eight countries sang and chanted wholeheartedly 75 minutes prior to a flag-raising ceremony. It was their morning rally or ‘Line Up’ as human beings at the Seeds of Peace Camp, a three-week journey into … FULL STORY


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