WHO WE ARE
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
We belong to four groups - Palestinians from Bethlehem, Jericho, Jenin, Nablus, ranging from devoutly religious to secular, who share the desire to create relationships with Israelis. Israelis from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, from kibbutzim and development towns, religious and secular, who seek direct contact with Palestinians. And Israeli Palestinians, who come from towns across the country. At the Tribal Fires, we also host guests from Europe, Asia, and the United States, and enable them to participate in English-speaking listening circles. We span diverse age groups - people in their twenties and thirties meet with others in their fifties and sixties. Some are academics, others are laborers. Some are long-time peace activists, others are curious first-timers.
Yoav Peck is a longtime peace activist who lives in Jerusalem. He also works as an organisational psychologist, specializing in systemic programs for the advancement of human dignity. Yoav is one of the founders of "Beyond Persuasion," a project for training peace activists in the art of reaching out to a hostile or indifferent public. He has three children and is committed to creating a viable and peaceful future for his three grandchildren. Yoav is currently the director of Sulha.
Dafna Kartascwartz. Married, mother of three children. A therapist and teacher in the field of physical psychotherapy,Since 1987, she has lived with her family in Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam.Dafna has been a member of the Sulha team since 2004. From 2011 to 2014, she managed and led the activities, and at the same time, from 2012 to 2016 she also managed the spiritual center in Neve Shalom. To date she is one of the leadership team of Sulha