Festival Urges Middle East Faith Dialogue

August 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Press International


Interfaith reconciliation in the Middle East was a key theme at the Global Peace Festival USA on Washington's National Mall.

Elik El-Hanen, an Israeli Jew, and Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian Arab spoke on behalf of a group of 500 bereaved Jewish and Arab families who joined to support each other Saturday. El-Hanen's 14-year-old sister was killed in Jerusalem by a suicide bomber. Abu Sarah's brother was beaten to death by Israeli troops.