Stories from the life of longtime Middle East peace advocate J Zel Lurie. “He knew the history of these internal Jewish conflicts from before the creation of the State. So, the concept of disagreement and dissent as ways of expressing patriotism were part of his way of looking at the present arguments over the same thing they were arguing about before the State: What is Israel and how can it live with Arabs?” Read more of Lurie’s story here.
Mary Appelman, with the assistance of her husband Evan, founded and was chairperson from 1982 to 2007 of the America-Israel Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (AICIPP). The group focused “American attention on the existence in Israel of a peace movement that advocates negotiations with the PLO and mutual recognition between Israel and a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.” Gush Shalom spokesperson Adam Keller reflects on his long working relationship with Mary. Read the full piece here.