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[BTvS-LA] Combatants for Peace Tour

The Los Angeles Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom is pleased to
announce that we are sponsoring the LA tour of COMBATANTS for
PEACE

For details about the Combatants, see below or the great video
on their excellent website www.combatantsforpeace.org

** Wednesday evening, January 31, at 8:00 at the Skirball
Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, LA, 90049 (Amy
Wilentz will be moderating and Yuval Ron, Craig Taubman, and
Palestinian vocalist Saleem will be performing) and

** Thursday evening, February 1, at 7:30 at Temple Israel of
Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Boulevard, LA, 90046.

Both events are free and open to the public; if you plan to
attend the event at the Skirball, please RSVP to (310) 621-6654.

Combatants for Peace is a group of Israelis and Palestinians
(currently numbering about 150) who previously were engaged in
the cycle of violence between the two peoples. The Israelis are
all former combat soldiers -- pilots, tank commanders and
members of elite units. The Palestinians have all participated
in violent actions against Israeli targets, and most have served
time in Israeli prisons. After brandishing weapons for so many
years, these former combatants have realized the futility of the
violence they perpetuated upon each other. In a unified voice
they have renounced violence and are calling for a peaceful
resolution to the seemingly intractable conflict between their
peoples. They hope to serve as an inspiration and example to
those who continue to engage in violence, and they ultimately
intend to influence their political leaders to meaningfully
pursue peace.

The event at the Skirball Cultural Center is also co-sponsored
by Americans for Peace Now, Rabbi Haim Beliak &
www.jewsonfirst.org , B'Nai Horin -- Children of Freedom,
CODEPINK, Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels, Dr. Jordan Farkas
Foundation, Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs' Progressive Faith
Foundation, the Islamic Center of Los Angeles, the Levantine
Cultural Center, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and others.

Also SAVE the DATES:

Friday evening March 30, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom's founder and
President Marcia Freedman will be speaking at Temple Beth Shir
Shalom in Santa Monica.

On Saturday afternoon, March 31 she will be speaking at Valley
Beth Shalom in Encino. Details will follow.
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