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Searching for Peace in the Middle East

Landrum Bolling Searching for Peace in the Middle East is a 30 minute film written and narrated by quaker peacemaker Landrum Bolling. This film, available at no cost for download from Google Video or via a DVD from the Foundation for Middle East Peace, is a vivid, compassionate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through the voices of Israeli and Palestinian citizens of diverse backgrounds, it reveals their hopes and fears and explores the issues that divide them. It also describes in a compelling way a broad common ground of yearning for peace, pointing the way toward a resolution of this tragic conflict that would meet the deepest needs of both societies.

The film features these Israelis and Palestinians:
Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian Legislator; Rami Elhanan, Bereaved Parents Circle; Daniel Taubman, Israeli diplomat; Prof. Naomi Chazan, Hebrew Univ. Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian Lawyer Gershon Baskin, Co-Director, IPCRI; Arik Ascherman, Rabbis for Human Rights Gary Cooperberg, Settler, Kiryat Arba; Mohammed Zahar, Palestinian Foreign Minister; Jad Isaac, Environmentalist; Colonel Benzi Gruber, IDF, retired.

Landrum Bolling, a veteran peace maker and the former President of Earlham College, has had a distinguished career as an informal advisor to world leaders and as an advocate for peace. A former Director of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem (1987-90), he has deep ties to the Middle East. In 2000, he and Sen. George Mitchell, won the Peacemaker/Peace Building Award from the National Peace Foundation. He is a senior advisor to Mercy Corps and a Director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2006 04 29 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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