On Thursday November 29th, host Allen Ruff talked with Tsela Barr and Veena Brekke, two individuals who just came back from a peace delegation to Israel and Palestine with the group Interfaith Peace Builders.
The delegates just returned this past week from Gaza and and the West Bank. Permission for foreigners to obtain passage to Gaza is rare, and thus these interviews provided listeners with a vital opportunity to understand daily life in the Palestinian territories and how this existence is being affected by the current conflict. Allen spoke with Tsela Barr who just came back from a peace delegation to Gaza on November 12th. During the second half of the hour Veena Brekke joined in the conversation. She recently returned from a peace delegation to the West Bank.
According to their website, “Interfaith Peace-Builders believes in the power of eye-witness experience and transformation. Given the opportunity to speak directly with Israelis and Palestinians, delegates return to the United States better informed, more energized, and with a deeper understanding of the possibilities for true justice in the Middle East.” Tsela and Veena shared with WORT listeners their fascinating experiences from both Israel and Palestine.
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