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The Alliance for Middle East Peace, a network of more than 100 organizations working on the ground in the Middle East with Israelis, Palestinians, Arabs, and Jews, has proposed the creation of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Inspired by the International Fund for Ireland created 20 years ago, this fund will help support programs that build vital people to people contacts and extend the reach of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts to create impact on a grand scale.
The fund would receive financial contributions from governments, corporations, private foundations, and individual donors. The Fund has been endorsed by Tony Blair, members of US Congress, the Jewish Federations of North America, and the American Jewish Committee.
In February 2017, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R. 1221) that would help establish and provide money for the fund. The U.S. Congress The measure, called the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Authorization Act of 2017, would require the United States to provide at least $50 million to the fund annually from 2017 to 2021 and provide two bipartisan representatives to serve on its board.
Read ALLMEP’s Concept Paper on the Fund.
Congressmen introduce bill to create Israeli-Palestinian Peace Fund
Read and follow H.R. 1221 – International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Authorization Act of 2017
Contact your member of Congress and add your voice to the call for international investment in peace. Urge them to support the creation of the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Click here to find your member of Congress.