Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Compelling Portraits - Hoping for Peace

There are many stories that nuance the complexity of conflict. 

Peace can only come for all persons when we take time to know multiple stories.

Here are four stories that might help us better understand the complexities of conflict - in order that we might better promote peace.

A Palestinian teenager whose family is forced to give up part of their home and live under the same roof as a family of settlers. He comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbors and unexpected cooperation with Israeli allies in his backyard.

An American-born Israeli mother who to her own surprise becomes involved in the demonstrations after her children are arrested for protesting.

A Palestinian community organizer from Sheikh Jarrah who spearheads the involvement of local women in the movement while facing the risk of losing her own home to the settlers.

A former Israeli soldier from a religious background who only several years after his combat service in the West Bank finds himself taking on a leading role in the protests.

Videos produced by:  Just Vision

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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