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Befriending foes: Talks on setting aside traditional hostilities

Befriending foes: Talks on setting aside traditional hostilities

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In today’s talk, Eli Beer explains how United Hatzalah, his organization of ambucycle-riding volunteer emergency medical responders, has shaved critical minutes off of the average emergency response time — first in Jerusalem, then throughout Israel, and now in several countries around the world. The core mission of United Hatzalah (which is Hebrew for “rescue”) is []

Enmity is not inevitable: Trita Parsi at TEDGlobal 2013

Enmity is not inevitable: Trita Parsi at TEDGlobal 2013

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Today on the TEDGlobal stage, two days before election in Iran, political scientist Trita Parsi argues that the Israeli-Iranian conflict is resolvable because its nature is geopolitical, not ideological. To illustrate, Parsi quotes an Israeli prime minister: “Iran is Israel’s best friend, and we do not intend to change our position in relation to Tehran.” []

4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art

4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art

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Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry has always loved posting images on Facebook, most of them garnering just a few random likes from his friends. But on March 15, he posted an image that got a different kind of reaction. The image showed him holding his young daughter, an Israeli flag in her hand. In comic []