Dear Friends of OneVoice,

We really hope you will be able to join us for our event on Sunday 9th November to hear from Ana Lipnik and Abeer Natsheh, two of our Israeli and Palestinian Youth

Sunday 9th November at Friends Meeting House, 7 - 8.30pm in Room 7,8, and 9.
Friends House
173 Euston Road
London NW1 2BJ

They will also be speaking at the Universities of Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham.
Full Schedule of Events:

* Sunday 9th November, Friends Meeting House, London, 19:00 -20:30
* Monday 10th November, Glasgow University, Glasgow University Chapel, 18:15 - 20:00
* Tuesday 11th November, Leeds University *, Conference Hall, 12:00-13:30
* Tuesday 11th November, Manchester University, Room 4, 19:00 -21:00
* Thursday 13th November, Nottingham University, A48 Clive Granger Building, 19:00 -21:00
* Friday 14th November, Birmingham University, Guild Council Chambers, 14:00 -16:00

*Our Leeds events is ticketed only. Please be in touch with Hitham Kayali, hitham@onevoicemovement.org.uk to reserve your place.

Please do forward on to your friends and contacts who would be interested in attending and finding out more about OneVoice.

Press Release: OneVoice Israeli and Palestinian Youth Leaders to speak at UK Campuses

4 November 2008 / London / Young Israeli and Palestinian leaders from the OneVoice Movement will be speaking at the Universities of Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Leeds, as part of a week-long university tour to UK universities, which aims to counter polarisation on university campuses by bringing one Israeli and one Palestinian to talk about the realities of living with the conflict, and how absolutist agendas outside the Middle East are harmful and counter to what the majority of Israelis and Palestinians actually want.

In addition to speaking to university students OneVoice Youth Leaders will be meeting with the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, to talk about the importance of civil society in pushing the peace process forward.

Ana Lipnik from Israel and Abeer Natsheh from Palestine are just two of the 1,800 OneVoice Youth Leaders who have had enough of the occupation, conflict and violence and are standing up as leaders to push for a better future for themselves and their children. As part of OneVoice’s International Education Programme, the University Tour aims to give students in the UK the opportunity to be part of the solution and support those in the region working to find a way out of the conflict. This is a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and hear answers, not from politicians, professors, and advocates but from young average Israelis and average Palestinians.

University campuses worldwide are becoming increasingly polarised over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Student groups outside of the Middle East are developing views that are often more entrenched than those within the Region.
Anthony Silkoff, Chair of OneVoice Glasgow's University Chapter commented: "OneVoice's Israeli and Palestinian Youth Leaders are an example to us all. They know the realities of living through a bitter conflict, but they can see a way out. As students in the UK we have a choice; we can take sides and be part of the problem, or we can work together and contribute to the solution."

OneVoice (www.OneVoiceMovement.org) is a grassroots movement of Israeli and Palestinian citizens and international supporters who are fed up with the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and who are ready and eager to support a serious peace process, leading to a comprehensive agreement that will fulfill the hopes and beliefs of both the Palestinian and the Israeli people to end occupation and all forms of violence and establish a two state solution. Operating out of offices in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, and Gaza, OneVoice has engaged 600,000 Israeli and Palestinian citizens and trained a cadre of 1,800 Youth Leaders who volunteer their time to drive the movement forward.

The events will be open to media.

For more details, to confirm your presence, or for interview requests, please contact:

Hitham Kayali

0208 948 5222