In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots organization was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Committed to joint nonviolence since its foundation, CFP works to both transform and resolve the conflict by ending Israeli occupation and all forms of violence between the two sides and building a peaceful future for both peoples.
On this week’s episode, Michael speaks with two members of the bi-national (Israel and Palestine) organization, Combatants for Peace, while they were on tour in Petaluma, California.
Followed by your dose of Nonviolence in the News, challenging the belief that only violence is newsworthy! (Go here for news transcript).
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