Combatants For Peace

12 Oct 2015


Toward a Non-violent Solution to the Palestinian -Israeli Conflict

Combatants for Peace (CfP) is a group of former Israeli and Palestinian fighters who now embrace nonviolent struggle. They believe that joint action is necessary to break cycles of violence and achieve peace and reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. The presentation includes both Israeli and Palestinian men and women who will share their individual experiences as fighters and explain why they see joint non-violent advocacy for a two-state solution as the best means of ensuring peace and justice in the region.


Uri Ben Assa
Israeli Co-Director of Combatants For Peace, he is engaged in its management and steering committees.

Sulaiman Khatib
Palestinian Co-Director of Combatants For Peace and a co-founder of the movement.

Maya Katz
Israeli steering committee member of Combatants For Peace and clinical psychologist, she served as producer of the 2015 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Mohammed Owedah
Palestinian member of the management forum, he has served in several positions in Combatants For Peace.

Event Date: 
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
University Lecture Series, the Department of History/Global Studies, The Center for International Relations and Politics, J Street Pittsburgh, The University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center, and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Stud
Elaine Linn,
Porter Hall 100
Target Audience: 
General Public