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2014 OneVoice Delegation Packet

March 30, 2014 - April 4, 2014


2014 OneVoice Delegation Packet

2014 OneVoice Delegation Packet Welcome


Updated Itinerary


Delegate Roster


Frequently Asked Questions


Suggested Reading List

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Table of Contents



OneVoice Delegation Itinerary: March 30th- April 4th, 2014 » Sunday, March 30th: Arrival and Introduction 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Briefing from former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Location: Pasha Room at the American Colony Note: Dependent on former Prime Minister Olmert’s Schedule Opening Cocktail & Dinner Reception at the American Colony Hotel Introduction to the week and logistics: Gershon Baskin and Husam Zumlot will speak on the political context, the state of negotiations, and a strategy for advancing the peace process. Location: American Colony

Accommodation: American Colony

» Monday, March 31st: Jerusalem 6:30 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast Buffet at the American Colony

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Meeting with Gabi Ashkenazi Location: Pasha Room at the American Colony

10:00 am - 11:00 am

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11:15 am


Meeting with Member of Knesset Tzipi Livni Location: Room at the American Colony or at the Ministry of Justice Depart for Tour of Jerusalem

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tour of Jerusalem with Danny Seidemann Light snacks and beverages will be provided on the bus.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch at the American Colony Location: Pasha Room at the American Colony

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Meeting with US Consul General, Michael Ratney Location: Pasha Room at the American Colony

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Meeting with prize-winning Israeli author David Grossman Location: Pasha Room at the American Colony

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Private meeting with Knesset Members of the Two-State Caucus MK Ronen Hofman, MK Itzik Cohen, MK Itzhak Vaaknin, MK Meir Shitrit, MK Amram Mitzna Location: Pasha Room at the American Colony Hotel Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Please note that there may be press at this event.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Drive to OneVoice Israel Town Hall Meeting

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro Location: Mount Scopus Hebrew University

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner with OneVoice Israel Board Members & Influencers Location: Darna Restaurant

Accomodation: American Colony

» Tuesday, March 31st: Jerusalem

8:00 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30

11:30 am

Depart for Ramallah Breakfast presentation with PeaceWorks and OVP staff in Ramallah Location: To be announced. Depart for Rawabi Tour in Rawabi & Meeting with Bashar Masri Depart for Ramallah

12:30 am - 1:15 pm

Meeting with Saeb Erekat Location: Saeb Erekat’s Office

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch with OVP’s Board & Influencers Location: Grand Park Hotel

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting with President Abbas Location: Muqata

4:30 pm - 5:15pm

Meeting with former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Location: Salam Fayyad’s Office

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meeting with Mohammad Shtayeh

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner with Palestinian Business Leaders Location: Movenpick Ramallah

8:00 pm

Return to Jerusalem Accomodation: American Colony

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7:00 am


Âť Wednesday, April 2nd: West Band Firld Visit *We will be checking out of the American Colony and request that everyone have their bags packed in the morning so that they are able to transport them on the delegation bus. Dress code for the day in Bethlehem is casual.

6:30 am - 8:00 am

8:30 am

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Tour in Bethlehem with OVP volunteers Nativity Church, Old Market, and Separation Wall. Lunch and Settlements Presentation with OVP Youth Leaders Youth Leader Campaign Initiative in Manger Square

Tour in Aida Camp Location: Aida Refugee Camp

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Meeting with Holy Land Trust Location: The Holy Land Trust Office

6:30 pm

Depart for Tel Aviv

7:00 pm

Arrival at Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv

7:45 pm

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Depart American Colony to Bethlehem

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Breakfast buffet at the American Colony.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meeting with Avigdor Lieberman Location: Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv Depart hotel for dinner

Dinner and drinks with Senior OneVoice Israel and OneVoice Palestine Youth Leaders Location: To be determined. Accommodation: Dan Hotel Tel Aviv

Âť Thursday, April 3rd: The Gatekeepers, Trip to Sderot & Meeting with Gaza Leaders

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast at the Dan Hotel

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Meeting with Yuval Diskin and Meir Dagan Location: The Dan Hotel

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Light Brunch (sandwiches)

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Meeting with leader of the opposition Yitzhak Hertzog Location: The Dan Hotel Depart from Tel Aviv

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Drive to Erez with presentation from OVP Gaza Director Ezzeldeen Masri

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tour of the Erez checkpoint overlooking Gaza led by Baruch Spiegel Location: Erez Checkpoint

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Drive to Kibbutz Bror Chail

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour of Bror Chail Light snacks will be served. Presentations will be given by Maya Peretz, residents of the Kibbutz, and local Youth Leaders. Location: Kibbutz Bror Chail

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tour by bus through Sderot, led by Maya Peretz and local OneVoice activists

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Drive to Tel Aviv

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Down Time in Tel Aviv

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Reflections Dinner Location: The Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv Accommodation: Dan Hotel Tel Aviv

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1:30 pm


» Friday, April 4th: Reflection Day *Several people may be departing on Thursday night and early Friday morning. We are offering a variety of activity options for the delegates who will be staying on Friday. If there are specific things you are interested in doing or seeing, we will work with you to make arrangements.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Late Breakfast offered at the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv OneVoice Israel “Peace: It Pays” Activity Location: Tel Aviv Market

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Travel to Jaffa Port Art Gallery Tour of Jaffa/Yafo: Visit the unique art exhibit in the Jaffa port. Tour of Jaffa with OVI activist and tour guide - Shai Gal/Yonatan Melamed Lunch at the Port

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*Please note that some meetings are tentative. The schedule is subject to change.



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OneVoice 2014 VIP Delegation


Current List of Delegates 1

Peter Cirenza: Teaching Fellow at London School of Economics and former partner at Goldman Sachs


Graham Edwards: Chief Executive of Telereal Trillium


Gideon Harbour: Director of HDG Ltd


David Joseph: Counsel at Essex Court Chambers


Denise Joseph: Strategic finance and fundraising consultant in the third sector


Adrianne Dicker Kadzinski: Managing Partner, Structuring Strategic Capital


Greg Kaldor: Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Julian Lewis: CEO, River Island


Dan Manor: Partner at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group


Dale Mathias: Co-founder of GlobalVest LLC


David Millstone: Founder and Principal of 40 North Management LLC


Emanuel Mond: President of Alternative Investments at Decision Softwares Inc.


Avi Porat: CEO of AMP LLC


Greg Rack: Owner of Kensington Vale Properties


Lawrence Radley: Partner at Reed Smith Law Firm


Fred Schaufeld: Managing Director SWaN Investors


Karen Schaufeld: Founder, 100 Women Strong & All Ages Read Together


Mark Moody Stuart: Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services and former Chairman of


Judy Moody Stuart: UK philanthropist, focused on education and health


Joseph Swanson: Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey


Christine Swanson: American-born UK philanthropist; MBA & M.A. in International Studies


Daniel Lubetzky: Founder & CEO, KIND LLC; Founder of PeaceWorks LLC; PeaceWorks Foundation


Amb. Marc Ginsberg: CEO of PeaceWorks Foundation


John Lyndon: Executive Director of OneVoice Europe

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Royal Dutch/Shell Group



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2014 OneVoice Delegation: Planning FAQs Do I need a visa to enter the country? All delegates should make sure their passport is valid for six months after they leave Israel and that there are at least two blank pages remaining for stamps. U.S. and E.U. citizens do not need tourist visas for visits that are under 90 days. Citizens of other countries should inquire immediately at their local Israeli consulate. Please keep us informed and let us know if you require assistance. If you will be traveling on an Israeli passport, please let the staff at OneVoice know so that we can ensure smooth travel between Israel and the West Bank.

How much time do we need to allot to travel from the airport near Tel Aviv to the hotel in Jerusalem on March 30th? Is there public transport from the airport? The opening briefing will be with former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on March 30th at 6:00pm. Ben Gurion International Airport is located approximately 45-60 minutes from Jerusalem. Bus service, shared van service, and private taxis are available to Jerusalem. The Nesher Taxi Service is a shared van, or a sherut (pronounced shay-root) with a fixed rate per passenger of 45 Shekels ($11/£5.60). When you arrive at the Nesher Sherut stand confirm that your destination is Jerusalem. Private taxis are available from Ben Gurion Airport to all destinations in Israel. Make sure to board a taxi that is at the main taxi stand outside the airport and ask for the meter to be turned on. The estimated amount from Ben Gurion to Jerusalem will likely be around NIS 260 ($65/£33). If you would like for OneVoice to arrange a special arrival service at the airport, including expedited security and/or a private car service please contact Jamie Kessler at to discuss options.

What is the conversion rate from Shekel to US Dollar and British Pound?

Is it a problem if I have stamps in my passport from prior travel to Arab countries that do not have peace agreements with Israel? While Israel does not have any official entry restrictions based on prior travel, a particular travel history could cause additional hassle at airport security and customs. We are working closely with Brigadier General (Res.) Baruch Spiegel to ensure as smooth an entry as possible. If you have concerns, please call Darya Shaikh at +1 (212) 897-3985 x233 or John Lyndon at +44 (0) 207 392 2607 to discuss your specific case.

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The conversion rate tends to fluctuate. Currently the rate is $1.00 to 3.52 New Israeli Shekels. £1.00 is approximately 5.87 New Israeli Shekels. Please note that the shekel is used both in Israel and in Palestine.


What reading can I do ahead of the trip? To enrich your experience on the ground, we encourage you to explore a variety of genres and perspectives ahead of the trip. We have included in this packet a reading list with suggestions covering both current events and the broader context of the conflict. Please feel free to get in touch with more specific requirements or to request an additional copy of the list.

What movies can I watch ahead of the trip? In addition to selecting books to read from our reading list, there are numerous excellent films that have come out of the region over the past several years. For your convenience we have set up a Netflix account for you to use. We have already teed up a list of films for you to watch including best documentary nominee Five Broken Cameras. To login to the account please use the following email and password: • • •

Login: Password: 2statesolution To access the video please log on to amazon ( and click “your prime instant video” under the your account tab on the top right of the page. Then click on the “your video library” tab on the top right of the page.

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For UK residents, please use the following login: UK Password: 2statesolution

Additionally, we are excited to confirm that will be meeting with several people who are featured in the Oscar nominated film The Gatekeepers. In preparation for that meeting we have purchased a copy of the film available for American residents to stream on Amazon. To access the movie please use the following login details: • •

US Login: US Password: 2statesolution

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What kind of clothing should I pack, in terms of weather, formality and modesty?


You can plan on business dress (jacket and tie for men) for our meetings in Palestine and the same or slightly more casual (business casual) for our meetings in Israel. In general, you will want to pack for variety in terms of formality, modesty, and warmth. As a rule, Israel is somewhat more casual than Palestine. Women will want to bring some elbow-length sleeves and a skirt that goes below the knees as well as a head covering to have on hand for visiting religious sites (but not necessary for general daily wear). The weather should be moderate, with average temperatures in April around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 21 degrees Celsius. However, the weather may get quite cool at night.

2014 OneVoice Delegation: Suggested Reading List Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East 1995-2002, Charles Enderlin. As Middle-East Bureau Chief of the French Public television network and a resident of Jerusalem since 1968, Charles Enderlin has had unequaled access to leaders and negotiators on all sides. Here he takes the reader step-by-step along the path that began with the hope of agreement but led only to the ultimate collapse of the peace process. The dramatic account moves between the occupied territories and the negotiation tables as it follows the emotional shifts in the conflict from the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin to the years when Benjamin Netenyahu first Prime Minister.

Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness, Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi critically assesses the narratives that make up Palestinian history and identity and examines the ways in which the Palestinian national consciousness has come full circle. Like many scholars these days, Khalidi rejects any notion of a fixed, unchanging Palestinian identity, arguing that all identities are “constructed,” woven from multiple “narratives.” Khalidi does not accept the view that Palestinian nationalism was merely a response to Zionism, but he does appreciate the importance of the intense struggle between them, which has made it particularly difficult to see Palestinian identity as distinct.

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, Ari Shavit Named one of the best books of the year in 2013 by both the New York Times and the Economist, My Promised Land captures the challenges and pressures Israel faces today like no other book of its time. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive?

Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life, Sari Nusseibeh In his beautiful and compelling memoir Sari Nusseibeh reminds the world why he is considered one the most urgent authorities on the conflict in the Middle East. Philosophy professor and former PLO representative, Nusseibeh chronicles his life growing up as a member of a family whose roots in Jerusalem date back to ancient times. His story is placed squarely within the larger story of Palestinian dispossession and struggle as he narrates the dramatic changes that are happening to both him and his people.

To the End of the Land, David Grossman**

**David Grossman will be meeting with the delegation.

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, Sandy Tolan Based on extensive research, and springing from his enormously resonant documentary that aired on NPR’s Fresh Air in 1998, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.

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In this 2008 novel acclaimed Israeli author Grossman serves up a powerful meditation on war, friendship, and family. Just before his release from service in the Israeli army, Ora’s son Ofer is sent back to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief and magical thinking, so that no bad news can reach her, Ora sets out on an epic hike in the Galilee. She is joined by an unlikely companion—Avram, a former friend and lover with a troubled past—and as they sleep out in the hills, Ora begins to conjure her son. Ofer’s story, as told by Ora, becomes a surprising balm both for her and for Avram—and a mother’s powerful meditation on war and family.


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