The first oral history of peace activists within American Jewry interviews Sarai Aharoni, an renowned Israeli feminist and peace activist.
This is the second installment of a 50-year timeline of American Jewish and Israeli peace activism since 1967 by the American Jewish Peace Archive (AJPA).
'Activists are professional optimists': Tom Smerling reflects on lessons from Israel-Palestine peace organizing
"You can be more effective by staying behind the scenes. If you don' t need to take credit for what you do, you can accomplish five times as much."
Tom Smerling began to bring mainstream Jewish leaders into the peace movement in 1989 through his behind-the-scenes strategic leadership of Project Nishma.
Jerome Segal founded an Israel-Palestine peace lobby in 1989 that won what is today $10 million annually to support Jewish-Arab reconciliation projects.
You've likely never heard of Rosalie Riechman Pressman, whose work in the early 70s reverberates today.
[pullquote]Surprisingly, the story of this nearly 50-year-old movement has never been told, leaving the present generation without lessons that can inform today’s activists.[/pullquote]Welcome to the first blog posting from The American Jewish Peace Archive: Stores of Israel-Palestine Peace Pioneers (AJPA).…