“Cooperation, trust and understanding can always be established for a true and worthy cause.”
NOVEMBER 26, 2007 – The Everest Peace Project is an organization that consists of individuals who have come together to promote peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding. The Everest Peace Project is not a religious organization nor does it have any political agenda. Their mission is to inspire and to show that people from diverse cultural backgrounds and faiths can unite together as friends and accomplish incredible things.
On May 18th, 2006, as reported at that time by jewishinfone.ws, The Everest Peace Project, “The Everest Climb for Peace”, made history by having the first Palestinian/Israeli summit push, and Israeli Dudu Yifrah made a bold and heroic statement of peace and friendship when he unfolded a joint (sewn together) Israeli/Palestinian flag on the summit of Everest.
Recently a film was completed of the historic climb and as of today, it is available on DVD. Narrated by Orlando Bloom and hailed as a “tremendous achievement” by the Dalai Lama.
Everest: A Climb for Peace is not just a typical Everest film, but a socially relevant documentary about peace, war, and the human spirit – an inspirational film, which also has some of the most incredible Everest footage ever shot, including a dramatic rescue from near the summit of Everest. Filmed on location in Nepal, Tibet, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, U.A.E, and the United States, the film chronicles the spectacular journey of 9 ‘peace climbers’ from different faiths and cultures as they climb to the summit of the tallest mountain in the world.
The focus is on Palestinian Ali Bushnaq and Israeli’s Dudu Yifrah and Micha Yaniv. They come together and set aside their differences to forge a path of teamwork and cooperation to attempt to summit the world’s highest peak.
The Everest Peace Project has been endorsed by many different organizations, famous climbers, politicians, scholars, and religious leaders.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama remarked:
I am always impressed when, in addition to words of support, people actually undergo some physical hardship to further the cause of peace. Undertaking to climb Mount Everest under any circumstances takes great courage. The Everest Peace Project’s film Everest: A Climb for Peace is a tremendous achievement from several points of view. Not only does it document a spectacular climb of the world’s tallest mountain, but it also shows how the project brought together people from different faiths and cultures, who worked successfully as a team to accomplish their goal. It reinforces my strong belief that if we adopt the right approach and make a determined effort, cooperation, trust and understanding can always be established for a true and worthy cause.
The trailer of the film and further details of this organisation can be seen at: http://www.everestpeaceproject.org/