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Israel360: Roots | Shorashim | Judur: Painful Hope
November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Israel360 for an evening with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Shorashim/ Judur/ Roots, A Local Palestinian Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence, and Transformation.
Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is and Orthodox rabbi and teacher and a Zionist settler who was transformed by his friendship with Ali Abu Awwad, a leading Palestinian nonviolence activist. The two were part of the core group that founded Roots in the beginning of 2014. Shadi Abu Awwad created the Roots youth program and was its first director. Local Palestinian and Israeli teenagers, who would otherwise never meet, learn to acknowledge each other’s humanity and become a new type of leader who can work together with the other side – and not against it – to create a better future for their peoples.
The event is free and no registration is required.
Please visit friendsofroots.net for more information on the inspiring grassroots projects being done by these Israelis and Palestinians who share the conviction that human understanding and trust are the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home.
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