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[BTvS - Seattle] SAVE THE DATE! Combatants for Peace, Feb. 8-9

You are invited to join a very special opportunity:

COMBATANTS FOR PEACE:
Former Israeli and Palestinian Fighters Join to Break the Cycle
of Violence

SHIMON KATZ
Former Israeli soldier
SULAIMAN AL HAMRI
Former Palestinian combatant and prisoner

Learn how these veteran fighters have transformed themselves
into peace advocates, rejecting violence and becoming warriors
for peace through dialogue, education and advocacy.
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Thursday, February 8, 7 PM
Public Presentation
Seattle University
Schafer Auditorium, Lemieux Library
Guest parking entrance, 12th Avenue and East Marion Street,
Seattle

Friday, February 9th, 8:00 am
Interfaith Breakfast
Temple De Hirsch Sinai,
1520 East Union Street, Seattle
(Use parking lot entrance; look for door with awning.)
** By RSVP only/space is limited: btvshalom_wa@yahoo.com / (206)
442-207

Friday, February 9th, 8:30 pm
Discussion and Dessert Reception
Hillel at the University of Washington
4745 17th Avenue NE, Seattle
**Community members welcomed if unable to attend other events
Information (206) 527-1997 / www.hilleluw.org
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The Combatants for Peace movement was founded in 2005 by
Israelis and Palestinians who were once actively involved in
perpetuating the cycle of violence. Now they have put down their
guns and aim to educate both peoples about non-violence, putting
political pressure on both governments to stop the vicious cycle
of violence and resume constructive dialogue.

SPONSOR:
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, Greater Seattle Chapter
COSPONSORS:
Seattle University, School of Theology and Ministry
Find Common Ground
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Arab American Community Coalition
Hillel at the University of Washington
Middle East Peace Camp
Bet Alef Meditational Synagogue
Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Kadima Reconstructionist Community
American Friends Service Committee
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Veterans for Peace
World Affairs Council

Expanded sponsor list in formation.

INFORMATION:
btvshalom_wa@yahoo.com
(206) 442-2077
www.btvshalom.org
The Combatants for Peace movement:
http://www.combatantsforpeace.org

SHIMON KATZ served four years as an officer in an elite Israel
Defense Forces combat unit, then traveled to the Far East,
studied meditation and became interested in non-violent ways of
living. Since returning to Israel he has been called upon
regularly by the IDF for a few weeks each year. "I remember the
conflict I felt between the obligation I felt to 'serve' the
country and my inner voice that told me that this isn't the way
to act..." Katz has degrees in psychology and classical piano.
In 2007 he begins studies in clinical social work at Yeshiva
University in New York.

SULAIMAN AL HAMRI is the Palestinian coordinator for Combatants
for Peace. His long history of peace work includes co-founding
Combatants for Peace in April 2005, and working with other
Israeli peace groups such as Taayoush. Al Hamri also recently
participated in the Swedish Human Rights Forum as a guest
lecturer. He spent four-and-a-half years in Israeli prisons for
his involvement in anti-occupation protests and demonstrations,
before deciding to pursue a non-violent approach to resolving
the conflict.

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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
(www.btvshalom.org), is a national grassroots movement with more
than 35,000 supporters and 39 chapters, that educates and
mobilizes American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state
resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict.
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