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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values.



Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Israel

  • Holding bimonthly Peace & Security Forums
  • Holding bimonthly Interfaith and Cooperation Forums
  • Holding International Youth Leadership Seminars
  • Hosting International Peace Pilgrimages & Fact Finding Tours

Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Jerusalem
By UPF - Israel  
Sunday, 12 February 2012

Jerusalem, Israel - Celebrating the UN Interfaith Harmony Week, a group of key Ambassadors for Peace gathered in Jerusalem on February 12. Several prominent academics joined the religious leaders in expressing their concern for the current state of affairs in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula.

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R. Cohen: Toward an Era of Interfaith Cooperation and Peace
By Hon. Ran Cohen, Former Minister of Industry and Trade, Israel  
Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Address to the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, January 2012

If a peaceful contract can be drawn up for the two states to live side by side in peace and security and if the proposal can be brought as a referendum before both the Israeli and the Palestinian sides, then there is a real opportunity that the people on both sides will approve such a peaceful contract by a large majority.

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Day of Peace Observed in Jerusalem
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF - Israel  
Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel organized a Jewish-Christian interfaith meeting at the Dormition Church in Jerusalem on the International Day of Peace, September 21. After the meeting, Jewish Ambassadors for Peace helped mediate a dispute between a church representative and a local rabbi.

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N.V. Goldfeld: The Divine Image in All Humankind
By Dr. Naomi Vogelmann Goldfeld, Professor, Bar Ilan University, Israel  
Friday, 01 July 2011

The doctrine of the brotherhood of man does not start with the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, nor with Abraham our Patriarch. All men since Adam and Eve were created in the Divine image, and this principle should become a leading principle in the educational attempts of liberal religions. These religions will not negate differences, but will stress the common roots of all of them, starting with the creation of mankind by the holy Creator.

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Three African Ambassadors to Israel Receive UPF Award
By Miri Kamar, UPF-Israel  
Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Tel Aviv, Israel - A delegation of UPF-Israel met with the Ambassadors of three African Embassies in Tel Aviv on May 24, a day prior to Africa Day. Secretary General of UPF-Israel, Mr. Jeremy Jordan, explained: "We gave them a certificates recognizing their precious work and to encourage them to help raise up their nations."

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Day of Families Observed in Daliet El-Carmel
By UPF - Israel  
Saturday, 14 May 2011

Daliet El-Carmel, Israel - Twenty-five Ambassadors for Peace as well three former presidents of Women's Federation for World Peace-Israel and their family members gathered on May 14 at the village of Daliet El-Carmel for the annual celebration of the UN International Day of Families.

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Interfaith Tour of Israel Planned for May 19-25
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF-Israel  
Friday, 04 March 2011

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel announces plans for an interfaith tour May 19-25 as part of its ongoing efforts to build a culture of peace in the Middle East.

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Honoring Israelis Working for Interfaith Understanding
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF-Israel  
Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Daliet el Carmel, Israel - UPF-Israel honored Israeli government workers who have been promoting interfaith activities during the past four years after attending UPF's International Leadership Conferences and Middle East Peace Initiative events. The event commemorated the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week and promoted the idea of an interreligious council at the UN as well as an interfaith peace council in Israel.

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Youth Care for Jerusalem's Historic Hansen Garden
By Valentina Jordan, Youth Federation for World Peace-Israel  
Friday, 24 December 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - Since 2008, members of the Youth Federation for World Peace in Jerusalem have been volunteering to keep the historic Hansen Garden in Jerusalem alive through planting, maintaining, digging, and preservation old cisterns, windows, and so on. This December 24, we once again planted different types of flowers to beautify the garden with freesia, cyclamen, iris, and much more.

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Leaders from Benin and Ghana Visit Israel and Palestine
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF-Israel  
Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel hosted people from Ghana and Benin for a Middle East Peace Initiative trip December 16 to 22. Rev. Paterne Zinsou, a sub-regional director of UPF-Africa, brought guests from Ghana and Benin. Among them were a former Minister of Health from Ghana, the Consul of Israel in Benin, and several Christian and Muslim religious leaders.

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National Peace Council Meets in Mt. Carmel
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF-Israel  
Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Daliet El Carmel, Israel - Upon returning from the successful World Assembly held in Korea last October, our Israeli chapter of UPF decided to hold a follow-up reflection meeting. Our host was Sheikh Ali Birani, who invited to his home the three Ambassadors for Peace who participated in the assembly: Sheikh Jaber Mansur (Druze imam of Usfia), Sheikh Samir Asi (Muslim imam of the second largest mosque in Israel, at Acco), and Father Dmitri Mussa (Greek Catholic leader of the town of Maker).

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Joint Israel-Gaza Fisheries Project Discussed
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF-Israel  
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Jerusalem, Israel - The National Peace Council of Israel is researching the feasibility of a joint venture fishery business between Israel and Palestine at the Gaza/Israel sea border.
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Day of Peace in Jerusalem, Israel
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF-Israel  
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Jerusalem, Israel - A number of Israeli Ambassadors for Peace gathered on September 21 in Jerusalem to reflect on the Middle East Peace Initiative of July 20-24 and ways to help during upcoming initiative events.
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E. Glaubach: Potential Role of an Interreligious Council
By Dr. Eliezer Glaubach, former city councilman, Jerusalem  
Thursday, 09 September 2010

Personal reflections about the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations, with references to Jewish and Christian scriptures. In these troubled times, people's hopes may have been shattered, leaving them feeling as if God has abandoned them. An interreligious council could offer a hopeful vision and direction.

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A Week for Peace in the Holy Land
By Jeremy Jordan, Secretary General, UPF-Israel  
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel recently hosted the latest in the series of more than 40 Middle East Peace Initiative trips that began back in 2003, bringing together religious and community leaders from throughout the Holy Land and as far away as Europe, the United States, and Korea.
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Contact
Miri Kamar
PO Box 71036
Jerusalem, 91710
Israel
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Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Ran Cohen
Former Member of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset
National Peace Council Members

Sheik Ali Birani

Poetess Shelley Elkayam
President of the World Conference on Religion and Peace ISRAEL
Co-Founder of East for Peace and the Women's Council of the City of Jerusalem

Prof. Eliezer Glaubach-Gal
Director, The I Foerder Institute for Liberal Studies
Chapter Secretary General

Miri Kamar