East Peace Initiative (MEPI) May
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Opinion Leaders Call for “Separate Beds” in a Dysfunctional Marriage
Leading Israeli political commentator, Ehud Ya’ari compared the Israeli and
Palestinian relationship to a failed marriage where divorce is not possible,
with the couple being doomed to live together forever. “We are moving from a
double bed to twin beds [with the separation wall], but we are still sleeping
in the same room.” ...
Leaders, Clergy from 27 Countries Confer on Interfaith Peace in Jerusalem
During a week marked by celebration of the founding of the Jewish state and
remembrance of the past, delegates from 27 countries met in Jerusalem for the
14th in-country meeting of the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI).
As in past gatherings, MEPI, a project of the Interreligious and International
Federation for World Peace (IIFWP), has had meetings with religious and
political leaders on all sides of the equation. According to the Chairman of
the MEPI Steering Committee Dr. Chang Shik Yang, “Though the struggle in the
Middle East is not caused by religion, the solution to the problems of the
region require not only cooperation and compromise among governments, but also
the involvement of all religions. ...
of Palestinian Prime Minister Qurei Calls for PLO Negotiation with Israel
Dr. Emil Jarjoui, speaking on behalf of Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmet Qurei
yesterday, told visiting delegates of the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI),
“We have determined that the only way to end this conflict is by common
sense, by negotiation [with the Israelis].” ...
Community Hosts Middle East Peace Initiative at Interfaith Symposium in Carmel
Kamal Manzur, special advisor to the President of Israel on Arab affairs,
speaking to a peace delegation visiting the Galilee city of Carmel in Northern
Israel said, “It is a fact of life that Jews and Arabs will live here
forever. Israel is in the Middle East and yet Jews have never encouraged the
study of Arabic, but they should. ...