By: Ron Kronish
(L.E.A.R.H.N. Peacebuilding Publications, 2022; ISBN: 978-1-7344700-7-9, ISBN-13 : 978-1734470093 318 pages)
PROFILES IN PEACE: VOICES OF PEACEBUILDERS IN THE MIDST OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
This new book traces the lives of Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs in Israel and Palestine who have dedicated their lives to building peaceful relations among the two peoples as well as between individual people who seek to live in peace and harmony with one another. These people have acted courageously and consistently in their work for peace. In this book, the author profiles the lives, thoughts, feelings, and actions of six important peacebuilders — men and women, secular and religious, 3 Jewish Israelis: Rabbi Michael Melchior, Professor Galia Golan, and Mrs. Hadassah Froman; and 3 Palestinian Arabs: Professor Mohammed Dajani, Ms. Huda Abuarquob, and Bishop Munib Younan. The reader learns about their visions for peace and their activities to bring their ideals to fruition in the real world of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Too many people have given up on peace. In contrast, the people in this book persevere for peace, thus keeping a flicker of hope alive, not only for Israelis and Palestinians who live in the same land, but also for people everywhere who continue to yearn for a peace agreement to be reached in the region.