• “Rather than just trading goods, hundreds of Israeli and Palestinians are becoming actual business partners and colleagues in startups that are slowly transforming the Palestinian economy.”
    – Richard Behar, Contributing Editor at Forbes

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus performers

Singing Together for Change

Join Invest in Peace peacemaker The Jerusalem Youth Chorus in the co-creation of music and story sharing at a multicultural workshop on Monday, January 6, 2020. The event will feature a special performance by Notre Dame's Latinas Unidas Folklorica Dance Group. FREE and OPEN to the Public.  | Read More...



Sponsor Logos

Harmony + Hope Sponsors Announced

Today, we are pleased to announce our sponsors and supporters for the Harmony + Hope benefit concert, as well as the host and honorary committees. Thank you so much to all these supporters and allies for helping to make sure that The Jerusalem Youth Chorus and Project Level get the opportunity to perform January 9, 2020, at San Francisco City Hall. If you would like to attend the performance or support the performing organizations yourself, please click here.   | Read More...



Harmony + Hope on January 9

We are thrilled to announce that peacemaker organization The Jerusalem Youth Chorus, together with San Francisco’s own Project Level, will be performing in a one-time only benefit concert at San Francisco City Hall on Thursday, January 9, 2020! Email info@investinpeace.org for sponsorship details on how you can help support the "Harmony + Hope" benefit concert and these two organizations. RSVP today! Donations encouraged! Email info@investinpeace.org for sponsorship details on how you can help support the "Harmony + Hope" benefit concert and these two organizations.



Supporting the Partnership Fund for Peace

On June 5, Representatives Nita Lowey (NY-17) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) and Senators Chris Coons (DE), Lindsey Graham (SC), Tim Kaine (VA), and Cory Gardner (CO) introduced the Partnership Fund for Peace Act of 2019.   | Read More...



Events with Parents Circle Families Forum

The Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF), a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved families, will be sending Israeli and Palestinian members Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj to the Bay Area for a few days this November. The pair's common bond is that they have lost a close family member to the conflict. But instead of choosing revenge, they have chosen a path of reconciliation.  | Read More...



Debate for Peace to Visit Bay Area

Invest in Peace's newest Peacemaker, Debate for Peace, is planning to bring four of its inspiring student debaters to the Bay Area in August!

A unique conflict resolution and youth empowerment program for Israeli and Palestinian students of all backgrounds, Debate for Peace has had nearly 1,000 students participate in its programming over the past two years. These highly motivated high school students participate in Model United Nations events, practice peace negotiations simulations, and join leadership retreats such as the one coming here next month.  | Read More...



Coexistence is Resistance: San Francisco Bay Area Responds to Hate

Dear Invest in Peace Community,

This weekend, the San Francisco Bay Area is coming together to express solidarity and love in the face of rallies with anti-Semitic and racist tones. The Bay-Area community has responded with a number of events, including interfaith dinners and discussions at two of our local synagogues on Friday night. Just as we are inspired daily by the work of our featured organizations building peace on the ground in Israel and Palestine, we look to them now for guidance, as conflict and fear finds its way to our local community.

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Bay Area leaders unite to ‘invest’ in Middle East peace

We were honored to have the Invest in Peace coalition covered by Hannah Rubin in J Weekly. The article, published on January 5, 2017 , describes how we got started and where we're heading: Worried about the future of the two-state solution, a coalition of Bay Area leaders is promoting Invest in Peace — an organization seeking to raise the profile of groups that foster coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. The campaign, launched in October by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Relations Council and media consulting group BMWL, is in its nascent stages — and currently exists most prominently as an online media platform, supported by more than 100 Bay Area business leaders, elected officials and community organizers who work inside and outside the Jewish community.   | Read More...



Building a Dream for Peace

“If you will it, it is no dream.” — Theodore Herzl

These are the words that kept running through my head as our bus ferried us between new housing complexes, high-tech offices, and the largest amphitheater anywhere near the Mediterranean. The tour guide — an architect working on this particular city’s planning — shared with me that, following two years of trying to get pregnant while living in crowded, unplanned spaces elsewhere, she and her husband had been successful less than two months after moving here. I was in Rawabi, the first-ever master-planned Palestinian city and first new Palestinian city built in thousands of years, and I was absolutely moved beyond speech.  | Read More...



Israelis, Palestinians tackle water shortage with tech

Several of our highlighted peacemaker organizations work on water scarcity issues -- from advocating for better policies surrounding trans-boundary water management, to researching better low-water farming techniques. A conference held this September in London brought together 70 experts from Israel, the West Bank, and the UK to discuss innovations that can benefit water scarce communities.     | Read More...