mid-way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (which translates
as "oasis of peace") is a community of 50 families, half Palestinian and half
Jewish, all with Israeli citizenship.
Democratically governed by an elected
secretary general and secretariat (mayor and city council), the village's mission
is to demonstrate that Jews and Palestinians can live together as equals.
explore the experiences of residents in this oasis of peace to underscore the
message that "Peace is Possible." During even the most difficult times in Israel,
the residents of the village have remained committed to this ideal.
their various educational projects (including an elementary school and school
of peace for adults), they reach out to surrounding communities to further peace
among Palestinians and Jews.
On a speaking tour in U.S. cities, two young
woman residents of Neve Shalom (one Arab and one Jew) will share their experience
of the village with strategically selected audiences and school groups in the
Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam website