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The Headstrong Club - A Jewish and Palestinian Israeli in Conversation

Two exceptional representatives of Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam (NS/WaS) are visiting Lewes to discuss their
experiences in peacemaking. NS/WaS is the only community in Israel where Jewish and Palestinian Israelis have
chosen to live together in peace and equality. Our guests Samah Salaime and Adi Lustigman have dedicated their
careers to advancing peace, protecting human rights, and campaigning for equality.

Samah Salaime is an avid columnist and campaigner for peace and equality in Israel-Palestine. A struggle that she sees as inherently linked to the struggle for gender equality. Samah founded an NGO (Arab Women in the Center) to provide assistance and support for Palestinian women in central Israel, for which she received a Human Rights Award from the New Israel Fund UK. Having moved to NS/WaS with her young family over a decade ago, Samah is now head of the community’s Educational Committee; responsible for the Primary School, School for Peace, and Pluralistic Spiritual Centre.

Adi Lustigman is an eminent human rights lawyer who has handled hundreds of immigration and residency cases, especially for East Jerusalem residents, which has kept families together. Adi also provides legal aid in impoverished areas and has volunteered on several human rights committees including at Amnesty International, where she coordinated a women’s network. Adi moved to NS/WaS because she wanted to raise her children alongside Palestinian Israelis, in an environment where there is equality and respect for all people, religions and cultures

The Elephant and Castle @ 8:00pm
20:00 - 22:00

White Hill
Lewes BN7 2DJ 01273 473797 w: elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk

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