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We see horrifying images of violence coming from the Middle East these past weeks, and a seemingly unending cycle of hatred and conflict – with both sides stuck in a narrative with no way out.  We are a group of former combatants that are not waiting for our governments – we are actively doing it [...]
Oren Kalisman (Tel Aviv)
“In our unit we called the operation a ‘terror attack’. In another unit they further and called it a ‘massacre’.” Photography by Dubi Roman Oren Kalisman, 30, is a physics student at Tel Aviv University. During his time in the Israeli army he was a lieutenant and platoon commander. I grew up in a village close to Galilee. [...]
Wael Salame (East Jerusalem)
“If Palestinian freedom fighters and former Israeli soldiers can form a group with a common cause, then anyone can.” Photography by Dubi Roman Wael Salame lives in Anata, East Jerusalem. In 1990 he was arrested as he crossed into Israel from the West Bank on his way to blow up an Israeli police building. After five years [...]
Hillel Bardin (Jerusalem)
My father was born in 1898 in Ukraine.  As a child he lived through terrible pogroms in which Jews were killed and attacked, without the police giving any protection.  This, and his knowledge of Jewish history, convinced him that Jews could not be safe as a minority in someone else’s land; he immigrated to Palestina [...]
The 8th Israeli Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony
The 8th Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony attracted this year 2400 Israelis from across the country, 44 Palestinians, CFP’s members were able to arrive. For the full Ceremony record press here (we will upload subtitles in English and Arabic soon) Our thanks and appreciation to the Social Television for shooting the event and for the editing [...]
Political theater performances in the West Bank
CFP’s Tel Aviv-Tulkarm group uses the theatre activities based on Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’. This is the model which aims to bring change through theatre. The theatre is a non-violent tool that allows Israelis and Palestinians to work together to end the occupation and build a peace based on non-violent principles. One of the [...]
In-House Meetings
CFP defines two main obstacles blocking the road to peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples:  fear and ignorance. In order to fight the stereotyping and de-humanization inflicted by both sides on the other, we work to bring together as many people as possible from both sides so that they can gain a new perspective, [...]

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Nablus Tour, June 28, 2013
Renovating the School at Hirbet Tweill Pt. 2 שיפוץ בית הספר היסודי בח'רבת טוואייל, שלב ב'
Demonstreation at Maasara, Photos by Nirit Haviv 46 שנה לכיבוש השטחים - צעדה והפגנה משותפות
Studying for Peace
Renovating the School at Hirbet Twayel Pt. 1
Ben's Workshops
Tour to the area South of Nablus
CFP Memorial Ceremony 2013
Protest in Anabta מחאה בענבתא