We are a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization focused on promoting lasting peace and advancement in the Middle East by fostering tolerance, economic & technological development, innovation, cooperation & well-being, all in the spirit of President Peres’ vision.
Lara Portnoy, Coordinator for Development and External Relations at the Peres Center for Peace, travels home to Kansas City, sharing her experience at the Center and educating her community about the meaningful work that we do each and every day.
The Peres Center for Peace and partners kick off the third year of the "Hangout Bridges" project, bringing together Jewish and Arab high school students online through new media, specifically Google Hangouts technology.
President Peres met with Iranian-born Israeli singer and icon Rita and Maryam Imani at the Peres Center for Peace. Maryam was born and raised in Iran, where she grew up in a conservative religious home and was taught to hate Israel. She is now the founder and President of the Centre for Cultural Diplomacy & Development (CCDD), and she came to Israel with an important message: We must separate between politics and people – there is no reason we cannot all be friends.