Jews and Palestinians Live Together in
Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam,
the “Oasis of
Peace” in Israel
In a village between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Jews and
Palestinians live together in peace. For over 20 years,
residents of the "Oasis of Peace," who are all Israeli citizens,
have lived and educated their children together as equals.
The village is home to the region’s first ever bilingual,
binational Primary School, an internationally acclaimed conflict
management program at the School for Peace, and the Pluralistic
Spiritual Center. Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam has been nominated
five times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
of the village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam
will talk about
his experience of Jews and Arabs living
Ahmad Hijazi first came to
Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam in 1984 as a teenager to attend a
School for Peace youth encounter workshop. It was a
pivotal experience in his life. He later trained as a
School for Peace facilitator. In 1992, Ahmad and his wife
chose to live in Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam and he served as
Mayor from 1995 to 1997. Ahmad is currently the Director
of Public Relations in the community and a facilitator at the
School for Peace.
Sunday, October 21, 2
Congregation Berith Sholom
167 Third Street Troy,
This program is sponsored by
Congregation Berith Sholom, Brit Tzedek v’Shalom/The
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace and Troy Area Ministries,
Local contact: 518-272-8872.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance
for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Suite
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
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