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Fri. March 17: Day of Action

Freedom March at South Hebron Hills / A thousand Israelis & Palestinians hold grassroots negotiations in Tel Aviv / Protesting at the Jerusalem Marathon / Jaffa sale for the Gaza children


Today, Friday, March 17th, the Freedom March is coming to the village of At-Tuwani, south of Mt. Hebron. We will march for peace, freedom and hope for both people.

We also march in solidarity with the residents south of Mt. Hebron who are threatened with expulsion from their homes under the laws of expropriation, and who are suffering from repeated home demolitions and settler's violence. Our joint nonviolence movement shows there is another way come Join us!

Buses will depart : Tel Aviv at 09:45 from Arlozorov-Savidor-Merkaz Train Station (near the turn down to Ayalon South), and Jerusalem at 10:45 from Binyanei Ha'Uma (on Sderot Shazar). Registration for transport

Combatants for Peace Usishkin 113 Ramat Hasharon 4720445 Israel


Jerusalem Marathon - the symbol of occupation and oppression

Today, Friday, the 17th of March, the Jerusalem Marathon will be held, thus marking 50 years to the “unification” of the city.

The marathon is one of the events of which the mayor of Jerusalem is particularly proud, using it as an opportunity to portray Jerusalem as a normal, cosmopolitan city, inviting tourists and locals to run through “unified Jerusalem”. This year, as in previous years, the marathon’s route extends beyond the 1967 seam line and disrupts the lives of many Palestinians, who are not party to the celebrations.

This is the sixth year that a Palestinian initiative to protest against the marathon is taking place. This protest is meant to remind the city's residents and other participants that Jerusalem is not a united city in which sports and cultural activities are neutral, but rather a city of which part is under occupation.

You are invited to stand with us and clarify to the runners that the real finish line we should be running towards is the end of the occupation.

We will meet on Friday, 17.3.17, at 8:30 AM on the Palestinian side of HaNeviim/ no 1 intersection (the corner of Antara Ben Shadad and Heyl Ha’Handasa street, before Neomi Kiss street).

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The hands that build walls can also tear them down. Freedom for one- freedom for all.


Israeli-Palestinian Congress of the People

1000 Israelis & Palestinians will hold grassroots negotiations at the Center of Tel-Aviv Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, Israel Today - Friday, March 17, 2017, 10AM – 4PM

Hundreds Israelis & Palestinians will negotiate peace in the famous Rabin Square, Tel Aviv.

Hundreds of Palestinians negotiate solutions to the conflict around 40 tables in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv. The negotiations are open to the public and invite public participation. The congress would be held in the presence of international observers.

On July 22 - 500 Israelis & Palestinians negotiated peace in Rothschild Boulevard, Tel-Aviv. On March 17 - we are doubling the number of participants to 1000 and moving to the famous Rabin Square.

This event is an important step towards the establishment of a major Israeli-Palestinian Public Negotiating Congress with political power which we intend to establish in summer 2017. The congress is designed to involve the people in the peacemaking efforts and motivate the leaderships to conclude agreements.

The initiative is led by Dr. Sapir Handelman - an Israeli who received the Peter Becker Award in Peace & Conflict Studies. Dr. Handelman and his colleagues have successfully led 32 Israeli-Palestinian public negotiating congresses in different locations around the US and Canada,and in Israel and the West Bank.

To view the agreements and videos visit: and Facebook: ‘minds of peace’.

This is the first time that 1000 people (500 Israelis &500 Palestinians) will negotiate solutions to the conflictin the famous Rabin Square, Tel Aviv.

For more information: Yael lotan: 03- 5667474

Yahav cohen : 052- 3392929


We are all children of life

Jaffa Sale for the Children of Gaza

In Gaza, which is under siege for nearly a decade, live about two million people, half of them children under the age of 18, They are living in poverty and destitution, under a very heavy mental and physical pressure which seems destined to last indefintely.

On Fri.- Sat, March 17-18 between 10.00 - 16.00, a sale will be held at the Almacen Cultural Center on 1 Hapninim St., Jaffa. Items of clothing, shoes, jewellery, bags and household items, donated for the purpose will be sold - all proceeds helping the ongoing effort to ameliorate the situation of the Gaza children.

Contact: Yaniv 052-2519888 / Zohara 058-6276252