<div dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Dear MOs, dear friends,</span></p><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">The Olive Tree Branch discussions kick-off this month was a great success, with participants from all over Europe putting together their views and shared understanding on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The second session will be on </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Sunday 10th May, 7pm Central European Summer time. </span></p><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">The event is open to members of FYEG member organisations and <b>you can register </b></span><b><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18eoyf6PyomToUDd7TS3wTFxQX_T-i_5OvVvKgKRbnbM/viewform" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">here</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">. </span></b></p><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">As last time, the <span class="">call</span> will be carried out online via Skype, aiming to bring together participants from as wide a range of countries as possible.</span></p><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">The session will focus on the issue of violence, including the following points:</span></p><ul style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;line-height:1.38;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Terrorism and its definiition</span></li><li><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;line-height:1.38;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Feeling and realities of security v insecurity</span></li><li><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;line-height:1.38;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Military presence throughout the region</span></li></ul><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.38;background-color:transparent"><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.38;background-color:transparent"><br></span></div>Again, we would ask </span><span class="" style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.38;background-color:transparent">participants</span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.38;background-color:transparent"> to spend some time in advance of the session thinking about their perspectives and opinion on the conflict, and trying to understand where the disagreements on the subject may come from. This will help the running of the session and hopefully a more constructive outcome!</span><br><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">After the session, the Olive Tree Branch steering team will collect the points discussed, to be presented at the next FYEG general assembly and to be discussed at the Olive Tree Branch in-person seminar later this year.</span></p><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Please use </span><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18eoyf6PyomToUDd7TS3wTFxQX_T-i_5OvVvKgKRbnbM/viewform" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">this link to register</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">, and email any questions to </span><a href="mailto:joan@fyeg.org" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">joan@fyeg.org</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">, putting </span><a href="mailto:office@fyeg.org" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">office@fyeg.org</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> in copy.</span></p><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Best wishes,</span></p><br style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">OTB Steering Team</span></p><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><br><div><div style="color:rgb(136,136,136)"><br></div><div style="color:rgb(136,136,136)"><img src="http://www.kristiannormand.no/media/fyeg/fyeglogo-long.png" style="font-size: 12.7273px;"></div><div style="color:rgb(136,136,136)"><br></div><div style="color:rgb(136,136,136)">Member of the Executive Committee¬†</div><div style="color:rgb(136,136,136)"><a href="mailto:joan@fyeg.org" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-size:12.7273px" target="_blank">joan@fyeg.org</a><br></div><div><font color="#37404e" face="Helvetica, Arial, lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height:20px"><a href="https://twitter.com/joan_gp" target="_blank">@joan_gp</a></span></font></div><div style="color:rgb(136,136,136)"><span style="color:rgb(55,64,78);font-family:Helvetica,Arial,'lucida grande',tahoma,verdana,arial,sans-serif;line-height:20px">+44 (0)7576619934</span></div></div></div></div></div>
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