Speaking Event: The American Friends of Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam
Presentation by Members of the Organization
Located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam is a community of 60 families, half Palestinian and half Jewish. Since 1970 the village has demonstrated that Jews and Palestinians can live together as equals. Through their various department and educational projects, they reach out to the surrounding communities to promote dialogue, cooperation and a genuine and durable peace among Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis.
The primary school serves children from the village and from 26 nearby towns within Israel where Jewish and Palestinian children learn the language and explore the culture of both traditions
The American Friends of Neve Shalom / Waha al-Salam was created in the 1980s to provide support to the Oasis of Peace and awareness to the American public.