Events / Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Featured Speaker: Combatants for Peace

IKAR is continuing our Adult Learning on Israel-Palestine, and partnering with American Friends of Combatants for Peace and BCC to bring Featured Speaker Combatants for Peace to speak with our community!

Date: Thursday Feb 15, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm-9:15 pm


Beth Chayim Chadashim

Combatants for Peace is an extraordinary organization. In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots movement was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Combatants for Peace is the only organization, worldwide, in which former fighters on both sides of an active conflict have laid down their weapons, choosing to work together for peace and justice. They were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2017. The Combatants are coming to speak, to tell their personal stories of transformation from violence to nonviolence and the work that they are doing to end the occupation and bring peace to their homeland. We will have two speakers: one Israeli and one Palestinian, and also be screening a short clip of their recent, award winning, documentary: Disturbing the Peace.

Our speakers will be Noga Harpaz and Ra’ed el-Hadar.

You can see their stories online.

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Co-Sponsors include: Beth Chayim Chadashim, Combatants for Peace, American Friends of Combatants for Peace, Americans for Peace Now, and J Street.

This Featured Speaker program is sponsored by the Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation.