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Aug 9, 2014

Camp brings together Israeli
and Palestinian teens | BOSTON HERALD

As warfare continues in the Gaza strip, Israeli and Palestinian teens at camp in Maine struggle to find common ground.

Aug 8, 2014

Former Celt praises Seeds of Peace campers | WMTW (ABC)

NBA players, including the Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart and former player Brian Scalabrine, paid a visit to Seeds of Peace camp on Friday. More than 180 campers from around the world attended the NBA Day event. More than half of the campers are Israeli or Palestinian. One goal of Seeds of Peace is to have an open dialogue between youth from around the world. Scalabrine, who is now working as a basketball analyst, has visited the camp before, but he … FULL STORY

Celtics Smart choice! | WGME (CBS)

Boston Celtics Rookie Guard Marcus Smart is helping out at the Seeds of Peace Camp this week and is having a blast being a Celtic!

NBA players visit Seeds of Peace camp
| WCSH (NBC)

OTISFIELD, Maine | Campers at the Seeds of Peace camp got to take a break from intense dialogues about war and conflict to spend time on the court with some famous faces. NBA players came to the camp in Otisfield to hold a hoops clinic. The 180 campers from areas of conflict in the Middle East and South Asia learned from several players, including NBA veteran and former Celtic Brian Scalabrine, and Celtics number one draft pick Marcus Smart. “This … FULL STORY

Aug 6, 2014

Israeli, Palestinian teens come together to promote understanding | NBC NEWS

Watch the report on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams ›› Watch the report on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports ›› Watch the report on the Today Show ››

Aug 5, 2014

Seeds of Peace campers react to middle east fighting | WGME (CBS)

OTISFIELD (WGME) – Children from war-torn countries, including Palestinian and Israeli children, are in Maine, reacting to the conflict that’s raging on in the Middle East. Almost 200 teens are at Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield for the three week program. It involves tough conversations between people from countries that are fighting each other back home. The idea is for them to find peace in Maine and bring what they’ve learned back to their home countries. “It’s pretty hard,” … FULL STORY

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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