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Visit the Village: All Faiths Group Visit 2017

Come and see Wahat al-Salam / Neve Shalom for yourself to meet the people and learn about their work!


Philadelphia Orchestra visits Oasis of Peace

A cultural exchange between the Jewish & Palestinian Israeli pupils of the Primary School and the wonderful musicians visiting from the Philadelphia Orchestra...


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Thursday 1 January 1970
Philip Rueff Memorial Lecture Series

The Philip Rueff Memorial Lecture Series

The Philip Rueff Memorial Lecture Series was established to honour and remember Philip Rueff, who chaired Oasis of Peace UK from June 2007 to September 2009, and also served as Chairman of the Lawyers’ Group.

Every year the Lawyers’ Group seeks out an excellent, thought-provoking speaker to deliver a lecture that will inspire debate and dialogue, and has been honoured to host an impressive array of guests.

Philip Rueff Memorial Lecture Series
Sir Lawrence Freedman
Sir Lawrence Freedman
Maajid Nawaz
Maajid Nawaz
Sir Simon Schama
Sir Simon Schama
David Aaronovitch
David Aaronovitch
Baroness Julia Neuberger
Hassan Jabareen
Gilead Sher
Professor Michael Karayanni
Wednesday 12 July 2017
AGM 2017

Save the Date

This year's AGM will take place on July 12th.

Further details coming soon!

Wednesday 13 December 2017
'Do We Need a New Concept of Peace?' - a Lecture by Sir Lawrence Freedman

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We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the 8th Philip Rueff Memorial Lecture will be Sir Lawrence Freedman. Sir Lawrence Freedman is the Emeritus Professor of War Studies at King’s College, London. He was a member of the Chilcot Enquiry committee, and has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the cold war, as well as commentating regularly on contemporary security issues. His latest book, The Future of War: A History, has received rave reviews in The Times and The Guardian.

“Once upon a time the distinction between war and peace was clear-cut,” writes Sir Lawrence in Foreign Policy, “it has been a long time since we enjoyed such clarity.” As the distinction between war and peace has become increasingly blurred in contemporary conflicts, much scholarly and journalistic attention has been on the definition of modern warfare. “What is long overdue,” poses Sir Lawrence, “is reflection on the challenge posed to our definition of peace.”

What would such a new definition of peace look like, and what would it mean for the future, not only for Israel-Palestine (with which our charity is concerned) but for the world?

Join us on December 13th to find out!

Sunday 15 May 2016
Super Hero Run on May 15th 2016

We're excited to announce that we will be taking part in this year's Super Hero Run to raise money for the bilingual-binational Primary School at NSWaS. Why not join us, and thousands more, for a super morning running/walking/teleporting through Regents Park?

To join up please follow this link.

Monday 9 October 2017
‘Forgotten Israelis’: A Panel Discussion on the Status of Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Thursday 8 December 2016
Seventh Philip Rueff Memorial Lecture: 8th December 2016

The Quilliam Foundation is a think tank that challenges extremist narratives and advocates pluralistic, democratic alternatives that are consistent with universal human rights, values that Quilliam and Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam share.

Join us to hear this inspiring and fearless speaker.

Tickets available here:

Sunday 24 January 2016
Closest to the Truth: One survivor's day-to-day record of life in a concentration camp

To an audience of some 70 people, Mira Oren spoke about her father, Erich Lichtblau-Leskly, his cartoons and what happened to them while he was in the Terezin concentration camp, and afterwards.

This was an outstanding and very moving presentation. Mira showed many of her father's drawings and cartoons. With the greatest subtlety, black humour and irony, they expose the grim reality and banality of every day life in the camp.  

The collection is held in the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.