Imagine Worcester: Yaniv Reshev and Bassam Arramin

Yaniv and Bassam are members of Combatants for Peace , two men in a group of 600 Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who have decided to lay down their arms and to realize their vision of resolving the conflict by peaceful means. They are Israelis and Palestinians who were actively involved in the cycle of violence in the Middle East.. The Israelis served as combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinians were involved in acts of violence in the name of Palestinian liberation. They all used weapons against one another, and looked at each other only through weapon sights; however today they cooperate and no longer believe that the conflict can be resolved through violence. that the blood bath will not end unless they act together to terminate the occupation and stop all forms of violence, call for the establishment of a Palestinian State, alongside the State of Israel and they will use only non violent means to achieve their goals and call for both societies to end violence. You are invited to view Virginia Swain's photo album: Recently Updated Photography by Paul Gingras Yaniv Reshef, 37, is an active member of Combatants for Peace, working with former Palestinian and Israeli combatants in the southern Israel / Hebron area. Yaniv lives in Israel, just 19 km from Gaza in an agricultural community that suffers frequent missile attacks. He believes that Combatants for Peace offer a tangible way for people to stop the brutality

Posted June 9th 2009 11:48am.

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