Beginnings

When developing important plans, it is often a good idea to think back to the beginning to see what progress has been made.  Viewing video from the very first Minds of Peace negotiating session at the University of Missouri St. Louis gives a sense of Dr. Handelman’s purpose and commitment.  He introduces the project by saying, “The consensus […]

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Round One – Documents

The “Mind of Peace Experiment” – December 2008 Palestinian-Israeli Public Assembly Declaration of Principles   We, the undersigned representatives of the following two Delegations, agree to the following principles: 1. That both the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to self-determination; specifically, that Israel has a right to exist as a sovereign nation within […]

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Round Two – Documents, February 2009

The “Mind of Peace Experiment” – February 2009 Palestinian-Israeli Public Assembly Agreement on Cease-Fire. Both sides are willing to turn away from the known path of bloodshed and struggle. Armed attacks on both sides will be stopped immediately. Despite years of mutual disbelief, we are willing to initiate a trust in each other’s peaceful intentions.Both […]

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Beit Jalla – Document, August 2009

Minds of Peace Experiment August 28-29, 2009 Everest Hotel, Beit Jalla \ Bethlehem Part I “Everest Vision” – Trust building measures 1. Mutual recognition of both people’s right to establish a state of their own. 2. Gradual Checkpoint removal: first step- removal of checkpoints between Palestinian cities and villages. 3. Between the two states there […]

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Beit Jalla – Document, November 2009

THE MINDS OF PEACE EXPERIMENT BEIT JALLA – Israel-Palestine NOVEMBER 20-21, 2009 MOUNT EVEREST TRUST BUILDING MEASURES We are a delegation composed of six Palestinians and five Israelis—the unofficial representatives of the two peoples. We have agreed upon the following “trust building measures” as an opening move towards a conclusive negotiation that intends to put […]

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Round Seven – Documents, January, 2010

MINDS OF PEACE EXPERIMENT PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI PUBLIC NEGOTIATING ASSEMBLY SEVENTH ROUNDEVEREST HOTEL – JANUARY 8, 2010 TRUST BUILDING MEASURES: The Israeli and Palestinian delegations agreed upon the following trust building measures:1. Recognition -: two states. A State for Jewish people including minorities with equal rights. A State for Palestinians including minorities with equal rights.2. Violence – […]

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Round Eight – Documents, Ann Arbor

The Minds of Peace Experiment – March 2010 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Agreement of trust-building measures A Palestinian-Israeli public negotiating assembly – the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Moderated by: Sapir Handelman, Mazen Badra)1. These are preliminary agreements and preconditions towards a final agreement. If they are not implemented, the final agreement […]

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Round Nine – Documents, May 2010

The “Minds of Peace Experiment” – May 2010 Palestinian-Israeli Public Negotiating Assembly Round 9 – UCLA Agreement on Trust Building Measures: We, the undersigned, delegations from Israel and Palestine, after serious, honest and difficult deliberation have agreed upon the following trust building measures: 1) Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in peace, security, […]

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Round 10 – Documents, Windsor

The Mind of Peace Experiment A small-scale Israeli-Palestinian public negotiating congress November 4-5, 2010 University of Windsor – CanadaPeace Agreement We the unofficial Palestinian delegation and the majority of the Israeli delegation to a small-scale Palestinian-Israeli public negotiating congress, representing ourselves, decided to discuss and negotiate the following topics in order to reach an agreement […]

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Beit Jalla – December, 2010

MINDS OF PEACE EXPERIMENT A SMALL SCALE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI PUBLIC NEGOTIATING CONGRESS BEIT JALLA, ISRAEL-PALESTINE DECEMBER, 2010 TRUST BUILDING MEASURES: SETTLEMENTS Freezing of Israeli building beyond the “green line” CHECKPOSTS -Dismantling, turning control over to the Palestinians and joint policing. *gradual dismantling of check posts within the West Bank in hope that there will be no […]

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