Event: Enemies become partners | Israel and Palestine

Event 24.10.: A personal story of enemies turned partners. The Palestinian peace activist Osama Eliwat and the Israeli peace activist Rotem Levin talk about their personal development and their work for Combatants for Peace. They tell of unequal experiences, of suffering and oppression. But also about their hope for a just peace.

Venue: Domkapitelsaal Domsheide 8 in Bremen
Date: 24. October 2023
Time: 19.00 Uhr
Host: Stiftung die schwelle | amnesty international Bremen

English with German translation.

Statements on violence in early October by the Combatants for Peace and schwelle Foundation.

The activists of Combatants for Peace are convinced that only a dialogue at eye level, in mutual respect and with the willingness to listen to each other while acknowledging the unequal power relations can solve the conflict and establish real equality. This could create the conditions for sustainable peace.

For over a decade, they have been leading actions based on the shared values of freedom, democracy, security and human dignity for all. Combatants for Peace is a unique non-violent movement in Israel and Palestine, founded and sustained by former armed fighters from both sides of an ongoing conflict.

Osama and Rotem will also report on the current situation in Israel and Palestine: on campaigns and activities against the occupation in the Palestinian territories and on the plans of the right-wing / ultra-religious government to dismantle democracy. And they report on their activities: In so-called narrative groups or face-to-face meetings, the Combatants for Peace bring together people from both societies. From Palestine and from Israel. People who would otherwise not meet in their everyday lives, who know nothing of the worries and joys, the hope and pain of the others.

schwelle-Partner Combatants for Peace


Venue: Domkapitelsaal Domsheide 8 in Bremen
Date: 24. October
Time: 7 pm
Host: schwelle Foundation | amnesty international Bremen



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