Struggling with Peace
In February 2013, Peace it Together hosted a symposium entitled Struggling with Peace. During this three-day public conference audiences and experts explored key issues related to peace building in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This special event was the initiative of the Canadian delegation of Peace it Together’s 2011 dialogue and filmmaking program. Featured speakers included: Sulaiman Khatib (Co-founder of Combatants for Peace, the People’s Peace Fund), Rutie Atsmon (Co-founder and Director of Windows: Channels for Communication), Mahmoud Jabari (Participant of Peace it Together and Seeds of Peace programs), and Yael Tsabari (Program Co-coordinator of the Gemini Project at Sadaka Reut).
In this special video series, we capture the four key themes that emerged during Struggling with Peace: understanding the realities of occupation, exploring critiques of dialogue, forming equitable partnerships through peace work, and taking action in meaningful ways.
Struggling with Peace: One man's story
Sulaiman Khatib tells of how the separation wall encroached on his family’s land, challenging his convictions about peace building between Palestinians and Israelis.
Struggling with Peace: From dialogue to action
Israeli and Palestinian peace builders explain the importance of translating dialogue into action, in order to affect real change on the ground.
Struggling with Peace: Exploring critiques of dialogue
Peace builders talk openly and honestly about normalization and other critiques of dialogue and peace-building programs.