The present analysis focuses on the personal narratives of peace activists, the facilitators of reconciliation-aimed dialogues between two ethno-national groups in a situation of asymmetrical conflict: Jews and Palestinians. It puts forward the idea that these peace activists bring a wealth of knowledge from their personal and professional narratives to bear on their strategies and practices of social transformation. We posit that foregrounding this knowledge through the analysis of these narratives not only affords a better understanding of their theoretical perspectives, their practices, aims and goals of social change but also can greatly contribute to our better understanding of peace education processes in general and in particular to a consideration of the ways peace activists experience and creatively deal with the dilemmas and challenges they confront in their transformational work.
Jews and Palestinians, personal narratives of peace activists, social transformation
Bekerman, Zvi; Maoz, Ifat; and Sheftel, Mara Getz
"How Do We Educate for Peace? Study of narratives of Jewish and Palestinian peace activists,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 13:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol13/iss2/2