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Daniel Lubetzky


About Peaceworks Inc.: PeaceWorks has proven that we can build and sustain a profitable company and do a little good in the world. Together with people striving to co-exist, we create and deliver unique and exciting specialty foods – only the freshest ingredients, always all-natural, and always delicious. PeaceWorks currently does business with Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Australians, Turks, Indonesians and Sri Lankans.


Nomination in Brief

Daniel Lubetzky is Founder of PeaceWorks Inc., a business fostering cooperative ventures among neighbors in the Middle East, and co-creator of Maiyet, a fashion brand facilitating entrepreneurship in developing economies. Daniel co-founded OneVoice to amplify the voices of moderate Israelis and Palestinians seeking to end the conflict, with over 700,000 signatories and chapters in every Israeli and Palestinian University.

Read Daniel Lubetzky 2018 Nomination form (Word Doc)


Bio

The son of a Holocaust survivor and a Mexican Jew, Daniel was born in 1968 and raised in Mexico City where he began his education in Hebrew, English, Spanish, and Yiddish. Daniel earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1993. While deciding whether to go into legal practice or consulting, Daniel was awarded the Haas Koshland Fellowship to write about legislative means to foster joint ventures between Arabs and Israelis. In 1994, while carrying out his research in Israel, Daniel discovered a delicious sundried tomato product that, along with plans for Arab-Israeli economic cooperation, provided the foundation for PeaceWorks, Inc. PeaceWorks is a “not-ONLY-for-profit”™ business corporation pursuing both peace and profit. Its flagship brand– Meditalia –is made through cooperative ventures among neighbors striving to co-exist in the Middle East. In the fall of 2000, Daniel began to research creative ways to amplify the voice of ordinary citizens in the Middle East, culminating with the creation of the PeaceWorks Foundation’s OneVoice Movement in 2002. With offices in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, London and New York, the OneVoice Movement now has over 700,000 Palestinian, Israeli and international signatories, including over 2,000 Youth Leaders with chapters in every Israeli and Palestinian University, and across cities, villages and refugee camps.


More Detail

Daniel is the Founder of PeaceWorks Inc., a business that fosters cooperative ventures among neighbors in the Middle East, and co-creator of Maiyet, a fashion brand that partners with artisans to promote entrepreneurship in developing economies. Additionally, he co-Founded the OneVoice Movement, an international grassroots effort that amplifies the voices of moderate Israelis and Palestinians seeking to end the conflict. With offices in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, London and New York, the OneVoice Movement now has over 700,000 Palestinian, Israeli and international signatories, including over 2,000 Youth Leaders with chapters in every Israeli and Palestinian University, and across cities, villages and refugee camps. The Movement’s Boards include over 60 dignitaries, religious authorities, business leaders, scholars and celebrities across politics, ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs.


Nominated by:

  • Robert Nicholson
  • Founder & Executive Director
  • The Philos Project