Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Combatants for Peace

On Thursday evening, February 8, two former fighters who now work together for peace between Israel and Palestine will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Seattle University's Lemieux Library. They are on a tour being organized by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace. The event is also sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, Find Common Ground, Veterans for Peace, the Arab American Community Coalition and Temple De Hirsch Sinai. You are also invited to an Interfaith Breakfast on Friday, February 9, at 8:00 a.m. at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1520 East Union Street, Seattle. RSVP's needed for the breakfast to btvshalom_wa@yahoo.com.

Shimon Katz, a former Israeli soldier, and Sulaiman Al Hamri, a former Palestinian fighter, will share their transition from veteran fighters to peace advocates. They will speak on behalf of the Combatants for Peace Movement, founded in 2005 by Israelis and Palestinians who decided to put down their guns and fight for peace instead through dialogue, reconciliation and educational outreach.

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