Heroes for Peace in Palestine and Israel

The following link identifies a number of heroes for peace.

The list includes footage of the following: Anarchists Against the Wall, the Sheikh Jarrah peace activists, the Free Gaza crews, Adam Shapiro, Yonatan Shapira, Jonathan Benartzi, the Shministim Objectors, Hedy Epstein, Huwaida Arraf.

The second list identifies a number of Jewish Peace Activists

Please add your own Palestinian peace activists. Mubarak Awad is the godfather of Gandhian style peace activism. He was deported because of his success during the first intifada.

Shalom, Salam, Peace

Huwaida Arraf

Huwaida Arraf's super human example of nonviolence. I feel the tears well up within me every time I watch this. At one level there is the unbelievable humanity of Huwaida and the other the humanity of the 2 soldiers who didn't shoot her. Please read more about Huwaida's story. A Palestinian American girl meets an American Jewish boy whilst working with Seeds of Peace in Jerusalem. They marry and continue to work to bring about peace for Palestinians, Palestinian-Israelis and Jewish-Israelis. What a beautiful story. Both Huwaida and Adam went on the Free Gaza boat trips in Gaza from Cyprus, but were arrested at sea before getting in.

One story I recall was of Huwaida being arrested at a protest in the Occupied Territories. The person who arrested her was an American Jewish boy from her home university. They were friends in the states. But time had changed them. The young soldier asked to speak with Huwaida but she said she would not while he held the machine gun. They went to a quiet place. He put down the gun and then they began to talk. The soldier asked her, "Huwaida, what happened to you?" To which Huwaida replied, "What happened to you...?" For all those interested in peace, please can you find out for yourself the story of Huwaida Arraf and Adam Shapiro. It is peace in action.

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Comment by Manal Anna on February 21, 2010 at 4:14pm
No , I have not heard of them, but now I see how brave they are.


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