A few weeks ago, we enjoyed hosting our first live event celebrating TalkMatters’s third birthday.  We know from feedback that our audience enjoyed it, too.  We usually follow up every event with a recording.  Unfortunately, we are not able to this time, so we have asked our speakers from the three co-operative Israeli-Palestinian initiatives to record a short message for you.

This week we bring a message from Laurie Kaye, the Founder of the Abraham Initiatives UK. He spoke at our live event, and has kindly sent us this message for followers who were not able to join us at the event itself.

The Abraham Initiatives

The Abraham Initiatives (TAI) is one of Israel’s leading shared society organisations. They lobby the Israeli government across administrations in order to influence policy.  Specifically, they are working for greater safety in Arab communities and at the breaking down of segregation in Israeli schools.

Laurie Kaye founded the Abraham Initiatives UK in 2006 and was its first Chairperson. He continues as an Ambassador for the organisation and remains committed to the vision of a shared society between Israel’s Arab and Jewish citizens.  Laurie spent his professional career as a solicitor specialising in intellectual property and technology law and was one of the first lawyers in the UK to advise on the legal aspects of the Internet and the World Wide Web. He now acts as strategic advisor to several start-ups.

During our live event, the Abraham Initiatives also played us a video, introducing us to their work and showing some examples of what they have achieved. You can watch their video below:

Donating to The Abraham Initiatives

If you would like to donate to the Abraham Initiatives, please see their donation details on their website, and copied below:

By Direct Bank Transfer
Bank: The Co-Operative Bank Plc
Account name: The Abraham Initiatives
Account No: 65236233
Sort Code: 08 92 99

Please reference your name so we can thank you!

By cheque or charity voucher
Made out to: The Abraham Initiatives
Posted to: 148 Kew Road, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, TW9 2AU
Registered charity No:1119571

Via JustGiving(Click here)
Via Paypal (Click here)

For any further information about making a donation or other enquiries, please contact our UK Development Director at katie@abrahaminitiatives.org.uk