Monday, April 10, 2006

Enemy Soldiers Gather for Peace

The Christian Science Monitor reporter Ameilia Thomas reports on "Combatants for Peace," a group of Israeli and Palestinian soldiers who have been meeting in secret for a year to search for common ground. All are former combatants who struggled to defend their state - but half of them are former Israeli soldiers or pilots, while the other half are former Palestinian "freedom fighters," many of whom served time in Israeli jails. Combatants for Peace brings together these ex-fighters to encourage dialogue, peace, and an end to conflict in the region. Read the story...

Visit the Combatants for Peace Website.


At April 10, 2006 7:06 PM, Blogger The UO said...

What a spectacular story of hope. I am not surprised that this group is opposed by both governments. And yet, I find that very sad. How strange and wonderful when bitter enemies come together without violence--and realize they are brothers.


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