Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment will host an event called Combatants for Peace on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Belmont/Watertown United Methodist Church, 421 Common Street, Belmont.
The group sent out the following information:
In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. They forswear violence and advocate together for an end to the Occupation. The egalitarian, bi-national movement was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Combatants for Peace were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2017.
Osama Elewat and Shai Eluk will be telling their personal stories of transformation from violence to nonviolence, and sharing the work that they are doing to end the occupation and to bring peace to their homeland.
Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.
Co-sponsors: UUs for Justice in the Middle East-MA Chapter, Newton Dialogues on Peace and War, Cambridge United for Justice with Peace (UJP), Arlington United for Justice with Peace, Massachusetts Peace Action, Middle East Education Group at First Parish Cambridge, Survival Education Fund, Inc., Veterans For Peace, Chapter 9, Boston, The Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Social Action of First Parish Watertown.
Transportation: Bus 73 from Harvard Square to Cushing Square.
Driving: On-street parking in the small Parking lot behind the church.