Newsletter No 5 – 17th Oct 2022
UN DAY: 24TH OCT REVIEW AT 7.30 PM BY ZOOM – JOINING INFORMATION
Meeting ID: 852 8247 2851 Passcode: 514142 – Numbers are limited to 100
You are most welcome to participate. It would be helpful to know of your decision beforehand
UNITED FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY – UNA CENTRAL REGION PANELISTS
Involved since 2012. Presented/facilitated on Israel Palestine as UNA Youth & 6th formers.
- William Judd, became President -works in private sector on sustainable solutions – London
- Reece Edmends, became Hon Tres –works in academic sector- Princeton New Jersey, USA
- Alex Williams, became Hon Sec – works in public/political sector – Cardiff & Westminster
The above team had competed internationally in Model UN competitions before university.
- John Howard, main Israel Palestine contact & book author of ‘Hope in Israel Palestine’
John’s newsletters from West Bank & Gaza were an inspiration and main information source
‘HOPE IN ISRAEL PALESTINE’
Chapter 6 of John Howard’s 2021 book is titled ‘Signs of hope for a better future’. Activities of seven local organisations, dedicated to nurturing hope are described. All organisations are unique and to be admired. One of the seven has based their approach to reconciliation on a cyclical, 6-stage process for change and growth. Musalaha’s process shares much common ground with UNA Central Region’s approach to sustainable development. Colin Briant from Musalaha UK in Tring, Hertfordshire has provided quality information for further analysis.
MUSALAHA UK EVENT
On behalf of Central Region, I was a ‘zoom’ guest of Musalaha on 11th Oct when Executive Director, Daniel Munayer in Jerusalem shared progress of 30 years’ Musalaha experience in reconciliation between Israel and Palestine. Daniel is a Palestinian Christian with an Israeli passport and who speaks fluent Arabic, English and Hebrew. Daniel recently met the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, in Jerusalem who then invited him to address the UN Security Council. Daniel also wants to learn how to build relationships with the UK.
YOUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, ADVICE
Please send in advance to Barrie Oxtoby; UNA at email@example.com 07962 307353. Details will be forwarded to panellists before the 24th October for attention during the zoom event as well as the opportunity to participate live on the night. A final, pre-reading newsletter (No 6) will be distributed on Friday, 21st October. Thank you so much.