The Enemy Has a Face: The Seeds of Peace Experience
Every summer since 1993, the woods of Maine have witnessed a remarkable attempt to plant the idea of peace in the hearts and minds of the next generation of Middle East leaders. For three weeks, 300 Arab and Israeli teenagers leave behind the violence and hatred ingrained in their homelands to meet their "enemies" face to face. At times it's an emotionally wrenching process, but it can produce surprising friendships and an enduring belief in coexistence.
Seeds of Peace makes the most of the adaptability and enthusiasm of youth, creating a secure environment in which teenagers--supported by trained counselors--can dare to argue with and play alongside one another, to challenge preconceptions, and to envisage a peaceful Middle East. The author vividly describes the camp experience and follows the youngsters' return home, where despite criticism from friends and families many of them continue to promote Arab-Israeli coexistence.
This highly engaging and accessible account of peacemaking in action also includes photographs and feature boxes that help bring alive the complex issues involved.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Breaking the Stereotypes
Owning Up and Reaching
The Process of Healing
Building a Team
Fighting for Peace
The Strength of Community Id
Changing the World
Other editions - View all
Abdelsalam anthem Arab and Israeli Arab-Israeli Arab-Israeli conflict Arafat asked become begin believe bombing bunk Bushra campers challenge coexistence sessions conflict counselor crisis crying delegation leaders discussions East Jerusalem Egyptian emotional enemy Eran experience explained face facilitators families fear feel fight friendships Gaza Gaza Strip happened hear Hiba Holocaust human important Israel Israeli friend Israeli girl Israeli youngsters Israelis and Palestinians Jerusalem Jewish Jews John Wallach Jordan Jordanian kids killed Laith land listen live Middle East Mohammed negotiations Netanyahu okay Otisfield pain Palestine Palestinian flag Palestinian National Authority peace process political Seeds of Peace share side soccer soldiers song speak started stereotypes sters story suffering talk teenagers tell terrorist thev things Tim Wilson told understand United States Institute West Bank Yasser Arafat Yitzhak Rabin Yoyo
Tears in the Holy Land: Voices from Israel & Palestine
Deanna Armbruster,Michael Emery
No preview available - 2003