"They [residents of Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom] have not lost their own separate national and religious identities but they have created a community of peace and mutual respect in which they can educate their children, not only to be bi-lingual, but also equipped with the tools necessary to know how to live in peace with each other. This is the kind of example that I would like to copy and transplant all over this land."
A quote from the renowned writer and activist Gershon Baskin's excellent recent article on the village in the Jerusalem Post. Gershon discusses Wahat al-Salam-Neve Shalom's status as the only intentionally shared community, the importance of the village in shaping his own peace work and, in particular, our colleague and friend Rayek Rizek's inspirational book "The Anteater and the Jaguar".