Since 2007 the “Jerusalem Hug” has been organized, as collaboration between the 'Lovers of Jerusalem', the 'Jerusalem Peacemakers' and a group of peace minded people coming from The Netherlands.
The 'Lovers of Jerusalem' are a group of people from several spiritual and peace movements in Israel, under direction of Dvora Pearlman and Netzhiya Serri, established to create peace and unity in Jerusalem.
The 'Jerusalem Peacemakers' consists of a group of passionate and involved Jewish and Palestinian inhabitants of Jerusalem under direction of Eliyahu McLean and Sheikh Ibrahim Abu el- Hawa.They form an international network of religious leaders and grassroots peacemakers with the aim to create peace and unity in Jerusalem.
In Amsterdam, Rob Schrama - artist and peace activist - supports the Jerusalem Hug together with a team of involved and passionate fellow workers;Guido Hoogenboom, Jeannette Albers, Niek Dekker and Margot Schlösser. They grounded theJerusalem Hug Foundation in order to get international support for the Jerusalem Hug 2012.
The Dutch Team of the Jerusalem Hug Dvora Pearlman and Rob Schrama on the Rooftop of Jerusalem