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Second Minecraft Talk inter-school Program started this week

May 12th, 2014|

The second Minecraft Talk inter-school program, which uses the game Minecraft to create a dialog of play between Israeli Jewish and Palestinian schoolchildren, started this week. The two schools partcipating in the second round of this program are located in Israeli Be’er Sheva and Palestinian-Bedouin Tel-Sheba (Tel as-Sabi), only 15 minutes apart.

Organized by Games for […]

Can Games Succeed Where Diplomacy Fails?

April 22nd, 2014|

Games for Peace was featured in an article in the Times of Israel:
“Online games have what it takes to get Israelis and Palestinians together, says the head of Games for Peace.
With the latest round of US-sponsored negotiations going sour, it appears that the adults in the room — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President […]

Third Play for Peace Weekend held on April 19-20, 2014

April 19th, 2014|

The third Play for Peace Weekend virtual event was held on April 19-20, 2014. Minecraft players from across the middle east were invited to play and build figures, buildings and creations based on historical events and figures. Close to 50 players from a variety of countries participated in a great event!

 

Games for Peace chairman Uri Mishol to speak at the Annual Games for Change Festival – NYC, April 24

March 4th, 2014|

G4P Chairman Uri Mishol will present Games for Peace at the 11th annual Games for Change Festival – the largest gaming event in New York City and the world’s leading event supporting the mission of games for social impact.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday morning, April 24th, and will be held at the Center for […]

Minecraft Talk program starts today in Nazareth and Kiryat Ono

February 17th, 2014|

The Pilot for Games for Peace’s Minecraft Talk program  has started this morning.

Minecraft Talk uses the game Minecraft to promoted dialogue between schoolchildren in two schools, one Arab and the other Jewish, in Israel. The program comprises of a series of virtual meetings, in which two classes, each from its own school computer room, logs […]

Play for Peace Weekend #2 set for February 21, 2014

February 5th, 2014|

Minecraft lovers from across the middle east are invited to join us on February 27th-28th  to continue where we left off – building the world’s first virtual peace village.

Last month over 50 players joined in to start the village and built some pretty cool things; quite a few of you wrote to us and asked […]

Games for Peace to present at the Build Peace Conference on April 6th, 2014

February 2nd, 2014|

Games for Peace co-founder Dudi Peles will present Games for Peace at the Build Peace conference, which will be held on April 4-6, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. The Build Peace Conference brings together practitioners, activists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

Mr. Peles […]

First Minecraft Talk program scheduled to start on February 17th

February 1st, 2014|

The first Minecraft Talk school program pilot is scheduled to start on February 17th, 2014, between schools in Arab Nazareth and Jewish Kiryat Ono.

The Minecraft Talk program features a series of virtual encounters between two schools in Israel, one Arab and the other Jewish, in which children from both schools meet in a virtual game […]

Interview with Games for Peace chairman Uri Mishol

January 25th, 2014|

Following the first Play for Peace weekend, Games for Peace chairman Uri Mishol was interviewed on 24 news’ “The Tube”:

 

Play for Peace covered in “Haaretz” magazine (hebrew)

January 23rd, 2014|

the first Play for Peace weekend event was featured in Israeli daily newspaper “Haaretz” (article in Hebrew):

Read the article here.