This is a copy of a sent out press release after I assured an interview spot on BBC Worldservice for Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al Salam:
Audio Link: Israeli Palestinian Peace is Possible at Neve Shalom / Wahat al Salam
After having spoken at Amnesty International, UCL and other locations,
Noam and Ranin can now be listened to on the BBC.
The BBC World-service has today broadcasted a feature interview on their News Report. I am not sure for how long it will be online, but from today, until it disappears you can hear Noam and Ranin discussing what Neve Shalom / Wahat al Salam means to them on BBC.
BBC Audio Link (click here for direct connection)
I can not guarantee this link will be life for very long as it tends to change with the changing of the edition, but for now you can definitely hear it!
Neve Shalom – Wahat al–Salam is a village in Israel where Israeli Jews and Arabs live together as a community.
This event is a rare opportunity to hear from two of the residents of this unique community. BBC Middle East correspondent Richard Miron will chair a discussion with two young women from the village, Ranin Boulos, a Christian Palestinian and Noam Shuster , a Jewish Israeli . There will be a opportunity to ask questions and take part in the discussions that follow.
Founded in the early 1970s, the village has become a role model, proving that peace between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel is possible. Many of the 200 children attending the village nursery and primary schools now come from nearby Arab and Jewish towns and villages, whilst the School for Peace brings together Jewish and Arab Israeli teenagers, who in the normal way of life have no opportunity to meet. Since 1979, over 20,000 young people have experienced the powerful impact of being part of a residential Encounter Group at the village, learning to see their conflict from ‘the other’ point of view, and becoming ‘friends’ while doing so. Many have gone on to work for human rights and peace.