|Grassroots Peace-Building between Israelis and Palestinians
Betsy Kaptchuk and Yehezkel Landau
The land called "holy" by several Abrahamic traditions is being desecrated by injustice, violence, and callousness on a massive scale, taking an immense toll in human lives and spirits. How can this tragedy be redeemed? How can Jews and Palestinians learn to understand and trust each other, so that they can forge a common future with peace and security for all? How can Americans help? The practical experience of the Open House Coexistence Center in Ramle, Israel, and the Israeli and Palestinian Bereaved Families Forum of Israel will serve as the basis for some reflections and recommendations to stimulate discussion.