BRATTLEBORO, VT – On July 25, Jerusalem Peacebuilders will present the powerful Israeli film, Within the Eye of the Storm, followed by small group discussions led by pairs of Israelis and Palestinians from the Jerusalem Peacebuilders’ Vermont Leadership Institute. This is a rare opportunity to meet Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders and to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, one of the most challenging conflicts of our time. The event will take place at 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, with the film beginning at 6pm and discussion afterward. Refreshments will be served.
Within the Eye of the Storm is the story of Bassam and Rami, a Palestinian and an Israeli who were once dedicated fighters willing to kill and be killed by one another for their nations. When faced with the tragic loss of their daughters in the conflict, they chose to do the unexpected, and, instead of seeking revenge, they turned from enemies into brothers.
Jerusalem Peacebuilders’ Vermont Leadership Institute brings together American, Israeli, and Palestinian young adults with the focus of creating a new generation of peacebuilders and leaders. The program challenges participants to consider different perspectives around the Israeil-Palestinian conflict. Additionally, it encourages participants to deepen their understanding of faith traditions and develop strategies for taking action to promote peace.