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My personal story:
The “Combatants for Peace” movement was started jointly by Palestinians and Israelis, who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence; Israelis as soldiers in the Israeli army (IDF) and Palestinians as part of the violent struggle for Palestinian freedom. After brandishing weapons for so many years, and having seen one another only through weapon sights, we have decided to put down our guns, and to fight for peace.
Why I want peace:
We Believe That only by joining forces, will we be able to end the cycle of violence, the bloodshed and the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people. We no longer believe that it is possible to resolve the conflict between the two peoples through violent means; therefore we declare that we refuse to take part any more in the mutual bloodletting. We will act only by non-violent means so that each side will come to understand the national aspirations of the other side. We see dialogue and reconciliation as the only way to act in order to terminate the Israeli occupation, to halt the settlement project and to establish a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem, alongside the State of Israel.
Interests and activities:
Since the beginning of 2005 we have been organizing meetings between Israeli and Palestinian veterans, in which both sides tell about the violent actions that they have taken part in and about the turning point which led them to understand the limits of violence. Naturally, these meetings were fraught with many fears, however we soon learned that despite years of fear and hatred, there is more that unites us than divides. Therefore we have decided to act together in the following ways:

To continue with the combatants’ meetings, which allow each side to understand the other’s narrative, via the approach of reconciliation rather than conflict.
To implement an educational lecture series in public forums on both sides (universities, youth groups, schools etc.). The lectures will be given jointly by an Israeli and a Palestinian veteran, who will concentrate on the transition from violent struggle to the recognition of the limits of violence.
To create joint projects which educate towards non- violence.
To create joint frameworks in order to become familiar with the culture, history and current needs of the other nation.
To set up Bi-National media teams, which will act in order to influence public opinion in Israel, Palestine and the rest of the world.
To participate in demonstrations and other non-violent actions against the occupation as a bi-national group.
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At 4:32pm on September 27, 2014, FRANK KWABENA said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( mr.frankkwabena0033@yahoo.com.hk ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.

Mr.Frank.

At 1:11pm on July 27, 2014, Jacques Banne said…


I am the founder and the organizer of : Iartexpo art as a bridge for peace, International art expo and exhibit,
a non profit organization,
to help Israelis and Palestinians artists, to exhibit together to dialogue together.. Here in Israel.
and (hope) in Ramallah

Please visit: http://iartexpo.jimdo.com

Face book page iartexpo2012 art as a bridge for peace
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iartexpo2012-Art-as-a-bridge-for-Peace/329299923781485?ref=hl
I hope you like the idea.
We are starving for aid and help, most the time I work alone.
We are helped by our volunteers.
We need resources.
We seek for Sponsors to help us realize our project.

Please help me realize this dream.
Salam.Shalom.Pax.Peace
SPREAD THE WORD!
Jacques Banne

At 7:39pm on November 30, 2013, Irit Hakim-Keller said…

Hello Mepeace, good to be here:)

Irit 

CFP

Tel-Aviv - Nablus group

At 5:17pm on November 23, 2013, Eyal Raviv said…
Welcome Combatants.
At 8:42pm on November 22, 2013, Oliver Haack said…

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