Selected Media Appearances

March 16, 2022

JPost

Interfaith leaders to host Jerusalem protest for peace in Ukraine

It is a key time for religious figures worldwide to advocate for peace.

November 25, 2021

Royal Central

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon celebrate the centenary of the Norwegian Synagogue

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway have marked the 100th anniversary of the Synagogue in Oslo.

November 23, 2021

Jewish Journal

How Green Can Judaism Get?

With the climate crisis at the forefront of the national conversation, there has been an uptick in religious communities integrating sustainability into their own practices. Will this set a new standard going forward?

July 4, 2021

New York Times

As Secular Peace Effort Stutters in Israel, Religious Mediators Hope to Step In

The inclusion of an Islamist party in Israel’s government has spurred a group of imams and rabbis hoping to build a religious-based peace movement.

January 17, 2021

JPost

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy alive in Israel

Attack on US Capitol engenders new thoughts on civil rights icon’s calls for peace

May 14, 2019

The Norwegian American

Rabbi Melchior awarded the Jean Nussbaum and Eleanor Roosevelt International Award of Excellence, Ambassador for Liberty and Peace.

Chief Rabbi of Norway honored for Mosaica, building relationships across religious lines

April 24, 2018

Times of Israel (Blog)

Rabbi Michael Melchior and his Religious Peace Initiative

March 22, 2018

Times of Israel

How change became possible in a hotbed of intolerance, Malmö, Sweden

January 1, 2018

The Art Newspaper

Muslim leaders across the Middle East work with Israeli rabbis to keep the peace

Interfaith network says that its efforts are more difficult—and urgent—since President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem’s status

July 29, 2017

Ynet

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Initiative Helped Resolve Temple Mount Standoff

The Israeli 'Mosaica' organization, together with the Muslim 'Adam Center' takes part in negotiations between the Israel Police and the Waqf to help negotiate an end to the Temple Mount crisis

November 22, 2016

New York Jewish Week

Not Your Usual Peace Summiteers

‘Miracle’ Spain meeting explores role of religion in push for peace.

November 19, 2016

Times of Israel

Hamas-linked imam, Israel chief rabbi unite in call for peace

At Spain interfaith summit, Jewish, Muslim and Christian clergy denounce violence, vow to promote ‘life of mutual respect’

August 4, 2016

Britain Israel Communications and Research (Bicom)

The inside track on Saudi Arabia’s delegation to Israel

BICOM hosted a conference call for journalists with Rabbi Michael Melchior on the recent meeting he had with a delegation of Saudi Arabian leaders

March 31, 2016

Fathom Journal

‘Doing God’, or the importance of religious peacemaking: an interview with Rabbi Michael Melchior

When it comes to conflict resolution, the dominant view has been that God should be taken out of the equation. Rabbi Michael Melchior, the former Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, argues that treating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a mere land dispute has been one of the reasons for the failure of the peace process. In this interview with Fathom deputy editor Calev Ben-Dor, Melchior explains why we have to ‘do God’ to secure peace.

February 17, 2016

Bordon Herald

Canon back to hand out peace prizes

Rabbi Michael Melchior awarded Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East annual Peace Prize at the House of Lords alongside Dr. Sarah Ahmed

January 30, 2016

Haaretz

Rabbi Melchior Receives Prestigious International Peace Prize

Former Israeli politician and longtime activist honored by The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, an organization that works to promote interfaith relations in the region.

September 13, 2015

JPost

In 5776, Israel must adopt a more tolerant form of Judaism

Rabbi Michael Melchior has been a strong moral voice in Israel for many years.

August 4, 2015

Ynet

Jewish, Muslim religious leaders pray for terror victim, condemn terrorism

Rabbis, sheikh decry violence committed in the name of religion, following recent attack on sleeping Palestinian family

February 22, 2015

Kontakt NRK (Norwegian press)

1.300 people formed «Ring of Peace» outside Oslo synagogue after young Muslims initiative

Over 1,000 Muslims formed "Ring of Peace" around Oslo synagogue

December 4, 2014

JPost

Religious Peacemakers

In Israel peace may seem a long way off and tensions run high, but this is precisely why dialogue is so urgent.

October 2, 2014

Times of Israel

Leaders bid to downplay tensions as Yom Kippur, Eid al-Adha clash

Israel closes West Bank, steps up patrols; interfaith group hopes attempt to educate each religion about others’ holiday will promote holy day of peace

June 17, 2014

Times of ISrael

At kidnapping site, Jews and Muslims join in Prayer

Rabbi Michael Melchior and Muslim and Jewish leaders meet in Etzion Block to pray for three students kidnapped near the site in mid June, 2014

February 15, 2009

Shalom Hartman Institute

Israel Not Ready for Green Message – Yet

New environmental-Jewish party did not win enough votes for Knesset representation but is encouraged for the future

October 7, 2008

JPost

Yom Kippur for Everyone' expected to draw record crowds

On Yom Kippur, 80,000 Israelis expected to take part in informal gatherings, a program launched in 2000 when Rabbi Michael Melchior served as Diaspora-Affairs Minister