09 June, 2015
YELENA, YEHUDA AND “PEACE FIGHTERS”
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Even if you follow the world news every day, it is possible that you have never heard about Elena, Yehuda or the “Peace Fighters”. Normally the media ignores these people or the stories of such people; instead they prefer to put articles illustrated with glamorous photos of politicians and movie stars in their media outlets.
Very few know that after the civil war in Macedonia, an OSCE Office worker named Elena, whose father is Muslim and mother is Christian, had for many years been the only one who managed to bring together Muslim Albanians and Christian Macedonians at a negotiation table.
Very few people know that an Israeli soldier named Yehuda, who currently resides in the Palestinian part of the City of Hebron, is someone who had invested a lot of his energy and efforts in the Israel Defense Force to resist the Palestinian troops, but one day he realized that whatever he had done before that moment would never bring peace to his country. Instead of fighting, Yehuda decided to invite Israelis to his city Hebron in the West Bank, so that they can see with their own eyes the conditions his fellow Palestinian citizens live in as a result of the Israeli occupation. more»