Two different sides of the Israel Palestine conflict unite under one cause

Two different sides of the Israel Palestine conflict unite under one cause
Two different sides of the Israel Palestine conflict unite under one cause

Two different sides of the Israel Palestine conflict unite under one cause

Hands of Peace is an interfaith group created by three Chicago-area women: Christian; Jewish; and Muslim to foster empathy and peace. They have a particular focus on harmonious co-existence between Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel. HOP brings teenagers together to help them understand the world from different points-of-view. We’ll talk about HOP with Elik Elhanan, assistant professor of Hebrew and Yiddish literature at The City College of New York. He was a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), but is now a pacifist and military ’refusenik’. In 1997, a suicide bomber killed his 14-year old sister in Jerusalem. We also speak with Aziz Abu Sarah, co-founder and group leader with Mejdi Tours. They help educate people via tours about the religion, culture and history of Israel’s Jews and Palestinians by using a Palestinian guide and an Israeli tour guide. PHOTO: Smoke rises after Israeli missile strikes hit the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Adel Hana)