Oasis of Peace is the English translation of the name of Neve Shalom (Hebrew) / Wahat al-Salam (Arabic).
Founded by Bruno Hussar, it is situated midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It is a community where Jewish and Palestinian Arab Israeli citizens have lived together in peace for the past 40 years.
Together, they have a unique way of educating their children, teaching them in both languages about each other’s cultures, religions and traditions.
Come and see the Village for yourself to meet the people and learn about the work.
We are currently planning our next visit for 2015.
Susan Denton-Brown, Oasis of Peace UK’s Chair since 2010, sadly passed away in January 2014. Susan first became associated with our charity many years ago, when as Head of Religious Education at Tanbridge House School, Horsham, she helped develop our teaching pack, Dealing with Conflict. She visited Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam on several occasions and trained there as a School for Peace facilitator. She found this qualification profoundly helpful working with students from multi-cultural backgrounds. Her funeral was attended by her close family and many friends and colleagues, representing her wide interests and her warmth and kindness. Susan was a passionate, talented and warm spirited leader and will be greatly missed.