National Capital Area Chapter People to People International and ICAR’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution

invite you to:

From Revenge to Reconciliation
A presentation on the Israeli / Palestinian peace movement

We are pleased to present the story of the Palestinian and Israeli peace building partners, Aziz Abu Sarah and Kobi Skolnick.  Aziz and Kobi will talk about their work in a lecture called “From Revenge to Reconciliation.”

Mary Jean Eisenhower, President and CEO of People to People
International (PTPI), and granddaughter of President Dwight D.
Eisenhower who founded People to People International, will join us to
present the PTPI Lifetime Achievement Award to Ambassador John W.

Member: $15 per person /  $20 at the door
Guests: $20 per person / $25 at the door
Students: FREE!!

Please RSVP by November 12th to Meg Carter, by email or phone (703) 266-8576
Send your check, payable to NCAC/PTPI to:

Ms. Margaret Carter
6603 Little Brook Court
Clifton, VA 20124

Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian born and raised in Jerusalem, is a veteran practitioner in the Palestinian-Israeli peace movement. Most notably, he was the chairman of Parents Circle-Bereaved Families Forum, which is a joint organization of 500 Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families who work for reconciliation. He is co-founder of Al-Tariq Institute, which runs projects in the West Bank for democracy, non-violent education and civil society. Aziz has an educational background in Biblical studies and professional background in tourism management.

Kobi Skolnick is an associate at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC), George Mason University. Kobi was born into a Hasidic family in Israel and moved to a settlement in the West Bank during his high school years. He was a member of the fundamentalist Kahana youth movement that promoted Jewish power and regularly encouraged its members to assault Palestinians. During his service in the Israeli army, he became aware of the complexity of the conflict and began to open his mind to other perspectives. Today, he is highly involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace movement.