Eran Nissan is the Project Coordinator at Israel's Peace Now movement, the Israeli sister-organization of Americans for Peace Now. This summer, he is one of eight fellows participating in the annual summer program of Washington's New Story Leadership (NSL), and interning at APN.
In this conversation, Eran tells the story of his becoming a political activist, following his service as a combat soldier at the Israel Defense Force.
Eran and his fellow NSL scholars will be featured in a subsequent episode of PeaceCast next month, when we live-record this year's edition of The Dove, our annual storytelling event. Stay tuned.
This special episode features a visit to the newly launched Museum of the Palestinian People in Washington DC.
I was joined by my daughter Noa Nir, who participated in interviewing Nizar Farsakh, the chair of the Board of the museum.
A link to the museum’s web site: https://mpp-dc.org/
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Ameer Fakhouri, a Palestinian citizen of Israel is active in efforts to generate a closer Jewish-Arab political partnership in Israel going into the September elections and beyond.
A lawyer by trade and a scholar specializing in conflict resolution, he is the director of the Research Center at Neve Shalom, Wahat al-Salam, the cooperative Jewish-Arab community halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, which recently published a new book titled “Attainable Alliances,” edited by Fakhouri.
This episode features the most significant trend among the progressive camp in Israel today: Examining the potential for political cooperation between Jewish and Arab citizens of the state to generate change.
This special episode of PeaceCast is produced in partnership with T’ruah, the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.
It features six stories told by rabbinical students at a recent story telling evening in Israel, at the end of their one-year T’ruah program there.
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