OneVoice Israel to host Roundtable Peace Initiative
TEL AVIV, Israel, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of recent attempts to restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, OneVoice Israel and its Knesset partner, the Caucus for Ending the Israeli-Arab Conflict, will host roundtable discussions about the peace process on Sunday, June 23, at 18:00 (Israel time) in the Tel Aviv Museum plaza with several Israeli peace organizations.
The event, entitled "Roundtable Peace Initiative," is unique due to the coordination and cooperation of all leading Israeli peace organizations taking part, including OneVoice, Peace Now, Geneva Initiative, the Council for Peace and Security, Ir Amim, the Parents Circle, Israeli Peace Initiative, J-Street, and more.
Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the roundtables taking place in 12 locations, including Tel Aviv (main event) Kiryat Shmona, Jerusalem, Haifa, Umm al-Qutuf, Ramla, Beersheba, Jaffa, Shefa-'Amr, and Karmiel.
The events' purpose is to create a dialogue between the public and a wide range of decision makers, public officials, intellectuals, academics, former senior defense officials, and media, and will include a series of fascinating discussions around different angles of the political issue.
Among those attending the roundtables will be: Members of the Knesset (MKs) – Omer Bar-Lev, Hilik Bar, Ilan Gilon, Zehava Galon, Isaac Herzog, Tamar Zandberg, Dr. Dov Khenin, Israel Hasson, Shaul Mofaz, Moshe Mizrahi, Amram Mizna, Dr. Erel Margalit, Michal Rozin, Isawi Frej, Dr. Nachman Shai, Miki Rozental, Meir Sheetri, Itizk Shmuli, Stav Shaffir, Mohammad Barakeh; former MKs - Ophir Pines-Paz, Daniel Ben Simon, Nino Abesadze, Eti Livni, Mossi Raz, Prof. Naomi Hazan, Irit Zuaretz, Dr. Anat Maor, and Dr. Doron Avital; former security officials - Gen. (Res.) Udi Dekel, Gen. (Ret.) Nati Sharoni, Brigadier General (Res.) Shlomo Brom, Brigadier General (Res.) Gadi Zohar, and Col. (Res.) Shaul Arieli; General Director of Peace Now Yariv Oppenheimer, OneVoice Israel Executive Director Tal Harris, Director General of H.L. Education for Peace — Geneva Initiative Gadi Baltiansky, Columnist Akiva Eldar, Israeli Peace Initiative Co-Founder Koby Huberman, Director of Peace Now's Settlement Watch Hagit Ofran, and the Abraham Fund Director Mohammad Darawshe.
The main event schedule is as follows:
18:00 to 18:15 - Gathering in Tel Aviv Museum plaza (King Shaul Blvd. 25)
18:15 to 18:30 - Opening remarks by prominent Israeli author A. B. Joshua
18:30 to 19:30 – Start of Roundtable Discussions
OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that aims to amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates, empowering them to demand a two-state solution. The movement educates and trains Israeli and Palestinian youth in leadership skills, non-violent activism, and democratic principles.
SOURCE The OneVoice Movement