Eliyahu McLean is the director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers, a network of religious leaders and grassroots peacebuilders in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
Jerusalem Peacemakers host events such as:
- the Abrahamic Reunion, a group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Druze religious leaders working together to re-claim religion as a voice for peace
- the annual ‘Jerusalem Hug’ event that brings together hundreds of Israelis, Palestinians and internationals to pray for peace around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem
- monthly cross-border events bringing Palestinians from Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah together with Israelis at events in Israel and the West Bank
Eliyahu was initiated as a ‘Rodef Shalom’, ‘Peace Pursuer’ by Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi. His work with Palestinian Sufis is written about in the book “At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with the Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land” by Yossi Klein Halevi.