The Peace Toolbox: The New Middle East, Part 1

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The Peace Toolbox: Part 1 ,The New Middle East

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The Peace Toolbox

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 1, March 8, 4pm ---- The New Middle East, And Its Lessons for Today:

What does the Arab normalization of ties mean for Israel? What outreach methods can we use with those of other faiths, who are agnostic about Zionism?

Speakers: Sheikh Abukhalil Tamimi, Jonathan El Khouri, Matan Peleg, Saskia Pantell

About the speakers:

Matan Peleg

CEO of ImTirtzu– a Zionist NGO. Peleg received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and History of the Middle East from Haifa University and a Masters in Conflict Resolution from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He’s also author of the book Between Rishikesh and The Temple Mount.

Saskia Pantell

Founder of the Sweden Israel Alliance, and President of the Zionist Federation of Sweden, her Israel advocacy is known worldwide. After founding her university’s Jewish Student Union, she went on to lead Jewish Student Union organizations both in Europe and globally.

Sheikh Abuklaili Tamimi

Palestinian cleric and peace advocate, Sheikh Abu Klaili Tamimi has joined with a number of Jewish activists in conversations and collaborations to bridge peace. He is the spiritual leader of the Islamic fundamentalist Salafist Sect in the Palestinian Authority, as well as a member of the Sharia Court. He promotes a vision of Israel as a one state solution, with Jews and Muslims living as equal citizens.

Jonathan El Khoury

Born in South Lebanon to a soldier in the South Lebanon Army, who was forced to flee to Israel for their safety. Khoury and the rest of his family joined his father in Israel a year later. He’s defended Israel’s reputation in college and universities around the world, and has received the Health Minister’s Shield for National Service work at Rambam Hospital.

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