“I Don’t Underestimate Power:” An Interview with Naomi Chazan

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Aliza Becker, Naomi Chazan, and Grace Gleason on June 1, 2017
Activist, politician, academic, writer, and founder of several women’s peace initiatives, Naomi Chazan is one of Israel’s most respected and seasoned peace advocates and has served as an unofficial ambassador to American Jewish peace groups since the 1980s. In her June 2017 interview with Grace Gleason of the American Jewish Peace Archive. Chazan shared some of her insights on the Israeli peace movement, as well as the realities she considers most important for American Jews working on this issue to understand today. Read more

Moran Zamir on Trauma, Binational Peace Activism, and International Solidarity

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Grace Gleason, Moran Zamir, and Aliza Becker on May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem
Moran Zamir is an Israeli activist with Combatants for Peace (CFP), a joint Jewish-Arab initiative founded in 2002, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian former combatants to do demonstrations and community education in an effort to non-violently end the occupation. In an interview with the American Jewish Peace Archive on May 30, 2017, Zamir talked about the traumas that have shaped his generation in Israel, how he came to be involved in this unique binational group, his conflicted feelings about the role of the U.S. in the region, and how American Jews can help to resolve the conflict. Read more