Kids4Peace Marches around the Old City Walls
TLV 1 - October 2016
Leadership goes to Capitol Hill
Haaretz - August 2016
Muslim, Christian and Jewish K4P Leadership youth spent 10 days in Washington D.C., advocating for change and promoting peace.
Back-to-School Party Celebrates Coexistence
Times of Israel - August 2016
More than 400 Arab and Jewish children and their parents joined Kids4Peace at the Jerusalem YMCA to celebrate coexistence and start a new school year.
'Stubborn Optimism in Violent Days'
United States Institute of Peace - October 2015
"A Jerusalem program for understanding feels strain and carries on."
Building a New Generation of Peacemakers
Huffington Post - September 2014
One of the staff, a strapping man from the West Bank said, "I learn new things every day and I like it." He leaned forward, and faced us square on. "Kids think deeply and have a lot of things to teach us." He brushed his red and black kuffiyeh over his shoulder.
Yakir Englander - "Creating a More Peaceful World Through Youth and Music Programs"
US Dept of State - February 2013
Yakir Englander, a Fulbright-Yitzhak Rabin Scholar, is on a mission for peace.
"This Fulbright scholarship offers me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I intend to grasp with both hands!” Englander said. “The title 'Fulbright Scholar' opens many doors for me; it is my responsibility to reciprocate by working for honest dialogue.”
Kids4Peace Jerusalem Celebrates is 10 Year Anniversary
Haaretz - 25 January 2013
More than 300 activists and kids involved in the Jerusalem Kids4Peace nonprofit met last Thursday night to mark 10 years of bringing together Jewish, Christian and Muslim youth from Israeli and Palestinian homes. "We were shocked by how many people came to this event," co-director Rebecca Sullum told Haaretz yesterday. "This was really empowering, that all these people want to continue supporting the work we are doing," the native of Allentown, Pennsylvania said. Kids4Peace founder Henry Ralph Carse, who splits his time between Vermont and Jerusalem, said at the ceremony that even though peace has not been achieved, this was still a time to celebrate. Peace, he said, "is not a product, it is a practice.”
Should women be allowed in direct combat?
The Morning Call - 25 January 2013
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the military would lift its policy against women in combat roles. The change has many supporters, including President Barack Obama, members of Congress and female soldiers, but plenty of critics, who say women cannot meet the fitness standards of male soldiers. Addressing the issue for The Morning Call are Rebecca Sullum, an Allentown native who moved to Israel and served in a combat unit with the Israeli Defense Force; and conservative commentator John Brinson of Breinigsville, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Rebecca Sullum now works as the Co-Director of Kids4Peace Jerusalem helping to develop a culture of peace through interfaith dialogue with Israeli and Palestinian youth.