Can we fight for peace?

Founders of the NGO Combatants for Peace discuss the challenges of grassroots peace work, and striving to understand the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians.

June 26, 2014 12:22
NGO Combatants

Sulaiman Khatib (left) and Avner Wishnitzer, co-directors for the NGO Combatants for Peace, speak during an interview in 2006.. (photo credit: COURTESY SULAIMAN KHATIB)

Israelis very often confuse being orderly with being just, asserts Israeli peace activist Avner Wishnitzer, co-founder of the Combatants for Peace organization, started by Palestinians and former Israeli soldiers who have renounced violence for peaceful activism.

With the kidnappings of Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, and the IDF’s Operation Brother’s Keeper to bring them home, Wishnitzer’s remarks come on the heels of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s statement that in the process of self-defense, there will occasionally be innocent victims.


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