Iyad Burnat – Peacemaker 5 Broken Cameras

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace has the great honor of internationally-recognized peacemaker Iyad Burnat. Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM Beacon Heights Church – 2810 Beacon St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 Iyad is a leader in the non-violent struggle in the occupied West Bank against the illegal occupation and continued ethnic…

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Arab Fest – Volunteers Needed

Dear friends of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, We are so excited as we prepare for our second annual ArabFest – BIGGER AND BETTER THIS YEAR – in just three short weeks from this weekend, Saturday, June 4 (12-10pm), and Sunday, June 5 (12-7pm), Headwaters Park (Rothschild Pavilion), downtown Fort Wayne. PLEASE INVITE YOUR…

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Watch Omar Barghouti

Dear friends of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, As we have made you aware, Omar Barghouti, the leader of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, based in Ramallah, Palestine, was to speak here at Plymouth Church this past week. Instead, we hosted a powerful presentation by Jewish Voice for Peace- Detroit leader (and…

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BDS Movement

Dear friends and supporters of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, I’m writing from beautiful downtown Atlanta where I’m attending a two-day conference at the Carter Center bringing together 100 leaders from Christian churches in Palestine and leading Christian peace/justice organizations in the US (I’m representing Pilgrims of Ibillin). I’m writing to invite you to…

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Nakba Exhibit

Dear friends, We at Indiana Center for Middle East Peace hope that you have enjoyed – or will shortly be enjoying – your spring break. Please put SUNDAY, APRIL 17, on your calendars. We will be hosting Rabbi Brant Rosen as he speaks on the current state of Palestinian-Israeli relations and what we as Americans can do during…

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This is 9th Grade in Palestine

Dear friends, I’m forwarding to you below a recent brief article written by our friend, Rev. Carrie Smith, Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the Old City of Jerusalem, just around the corner of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  Those of you who have traveled with me know this church very…

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HB 1378 in Indiana Senate

Dear friends, Tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, 9:00am, the Indiana Senate will take up HB 1378, which requires the public retirement system to divest from businesses that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel. HB 1378 passed the Indiana House unanimously 93-0, and so now is the urgent time to contact…

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Mitri Raheb’s Acceptance Speech

Dear friends, Following you’ll find the acceptance speech by our dear friend, Bethlehem Lutheran pastor Rev. Mitri Raheb, as he was awarded the Olof Palme Peace Prize in Sweden (along with Ha’aretz journalist, Gideon Levi, with whom Ron Caldwell, Terry Dougherty, and I had lunch a few weeks ago). The time is now. The need is urgent. We…

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Ali Paris in Concert

Dear friends of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, We kick off 2016, our 11th year, with an exciting concert by international recording artist, Ali Paris, a Palestinian vocalist and instrumentalist on the qanun, a 72-string lap harp.  His music fuses jazz, Arabic music, and influences from India and the Middle East. He has played at important…

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Bethlehem’s Resistance Tree

DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, BETHLEHEM ERECTS ‘RESISTANCE TREE’ OUTSIDE NATIVITY CHURCH Sheren Khalel and Abed Al Qaisi, Mondoweiss, December 22, 2015 Tourists, political leaders, activists and residents of Bethlehem gathered right in front of the Nativity Church Thursday night with an unusual message. While December is usually a time for cheerful Christmas celebrations at the Nativity, this…

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