Speaking Event: The American Friends of Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam

When & Where
Peacock Hall
Walnut Creek, CA
January 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
Beatrice Pressley
925 946 9786


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.