Israel and Palestine: Combatants for Peace

Talk July 28, 2010 7:00 PM

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Can Israelis and Palestinians work together for peace? Four people who believe that they can will be at the Frontline Club to describe their journeys from division and violence towards non-violence.

Idan Meir, Muneer Hamdan, Malaka Samara and Neta Osnat, all members of Combatants for Peace will be discussing how, after years of violence they decided to put down their guns and fight together for peace. 

The Combatants for Peace movement was started in 2005 by Palestinians who had been part of the struggle for Palestinian freedom and Israelis who had fought in the Israeli army.

Having put down their guns, Combatants for Peace are committed to using dialogue and reconciliation as the only way to end 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.

Chaired by Ian Black, the Guardian’s Middle East editor

The Combatants for Peace UK tour is hosted by Encounters Arts in association with Amnesty International UK. For further information, please contact Ben Yeger at [email protected]

Picture credit: Rusty Stewart