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Combatants for Peace

Monday, December 4, 2017 • 16 Kislev 5778

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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. Combatants for Peace is the only organization, worldwide, in which former fighters on both sides of an active conflict have laid down their weapons, choosing to work together for peace and justice. Combatants for Peace was a nominee for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Join us as two Combatants, Nathan Landau and Osama Elewat, (one Israeli and one Palestinian) come to Brooklyn to tell their personal stories of transformation from fighters into Peace activists. This evening will be moderated by Brooklyn’s own, Warren Spielberg, PhD, who, among other things has recently completed and published a study on the young men of East Jerusalem. RSVP below.


To hear a little more about our speakers, please check out these links

Osama Elewat:

Nathan Landau:

Our moderator, Warren Spielberg, PhD is a member of PSJC. He is a Fulbright Scholar, psychologist, psychoanalyst teaches at the New School in New York as well as a visiting teaching fellow at the Child Institute at Al Quds University on the West Bank. He has served as a consultant to the Peace Now Young Adult Dialogue Program and to UNICEF and recently completed and published a study on the young men of East Jerusalem. He is co-editor with Dr. Kirkland Vaughans of “The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents—Two Volumes”, Praeger 2015.


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