The Peace Toolbox: Building bridges of peace,Part 2

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The Peace Toolbox Part 2: Building Bridges of Peace in the West

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The Peace Toolbox Part : Building Bridges of Peace

Produced by Jews Against Antisemitism Canada

Fresh off the Abraham Accords, with five Arab countries signing peace with Israel in 2020, it demonstrates the potential to bridge what was once unbridgeable. But more importantly, it illustrates the growing acceptance among former enemies that Israel should be recognized among the nations of the world.

With that in mind, perhaps one answer to battle the growing hatred towards Israel is to take cues from these breakthroughs: the imperative to develop allies of varying backgrounds, with an aim to widen support for Israel.

How can the lessons of newfound peace be used to forge friendships with the non-Jewish world?

Join the diverse panels at The Peace Toolbox to find out. These panels will be moderated by journalist Dave Gordon.

SERIES 2, March 22, 7pm ---- Building Bridges of Peace:

Activists of many faiths will discuss how and why they became allies of Israel. They will also talk about “next step thinking”: the kinds of dialog and engagement that we should have with those willing to become allies. How will the normalization change interfaith relationships in the middle east and in the West.

Speakers: Virag Gulyas, Rav Yehuda HaKohen, Raheel Raza

About the speakers:

Virag Gulyas

Founder of Almost Jewish, a pro-Israel organization that aims to change negative stereotypes of Jews and Israel, Gulyas is a digital communications strategist who studied Judaism at Touro College in Manhattan. A non-Jewish Hungarian, she feels a calling to correct the erroneous perceptions about Jews.

Raheel Raza

President of Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, founding member of Muslim Reform Movement, and human rights activist. She authored Their Jihad, Not My Jihad: A Muslim Canadian Woman Speaks Out. She has spoken at universities across the US, and to parliaments of Israel, Sweden, Canada, and UK. She received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for service to Canada.

Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen

He is a West Bank Jewish organizer and educator. As a leader in the Vision movement, he works to empower students to become thought leaders and active participants in the current chapter of Jewish history. As a facilitator with Semitic Action, he organizes grassroots dialogue sessions for Palestinians and Israelis seeking to transcend competing one-sided narratives in favor of a more scientific analysis of the factors forcing both peoples into conflict.

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