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The weapons are lowered

Israeli war veterans and militant Palestinians now join forces in a new peace organization to end the suffering of civilians.


[Israel] On Monday, April 10, a hundred Israeli soldiers and a hundred Palestinian activists gather in a village outside Jerusalem. They will lay down their weapons and refuse to be enemies anymore.

They call themselves Combatants for Peace, the new organization to be launched on Monday. To be a member, you must have served in Israel's armed forces or participated in a militant Palestinian organization. And then you have to put down your weapons for good, and promise to work peacefully for a solution to the conflict.

The former officers, activists and deserters do not drop out because they are happy with the status quo. They lay down their arms to. . .

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