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2016 Year End newsletter: Innovation Fuels our Future

Fall 2016: We must be ambassadors of peace. We can live together and do a lot to change this reality.

Spring 2016: From Laboratory to Innovation

2015 Year End Newsletter: A year of changes and a year of growth ahead

Summer 2015: The Primary School celebrates 3 decades of learning; the SFP opens new courses; three religion celebration at the Spiritual Ctr; NSWAS representatives visit the US; humanitarian assistance for Gaza; more.

Spring 2015: Including: Letter from the President of AFNSWAS NSWAS Impact Stretches Far Beyond Village Primary School: Growing Life, Building Partnerships...

2014 Year End: As NSWAS steps up its educational work, AFNSWAS board members talk about what keeps them committed.

Fall 2014:  The Primary School moves into its 31st year with a new principal; humanitarian support heads for Gaza and more.

Summer 2014: "In these dark times in Israel/Palestine, we recall the words of the poet, Robert Frost, who said, "Dark is what brings out your light." It is in this spirit that we share with you some uplifting stories about the work of the Village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam that focus on "the light."

SFP Newsletter report April-June 2014

Letter from NSWAS about Current Situation August 11-2014

Special appeal Gaza

Spring 2014: Empowering the next generation of peace makers

End of Year 2013: Our strongest year yet

Fall 2013: A new Chapter for the Primary School; Spreading the Word in the United Kingdom; Testimonial; A Ceremony of Lights at the Spiritual Center; AFNSWAS Team Updates; Spotlight on a Supporter: Fred Segal.

Spring 2013: Updates from the Primary School; Forgiveness Project at the Spiritual Center; New workshops at the School For Peace; Spotlight on a Supporter: J. Zel Lurie. 

Fall 2012: An interview with Nava Sonnenschein, co-founder of the School for Peace; Palestinian children enjoy a summer camp in the village; the Peace College signs a promising partnership and we mourns the loss of School for Peace's director, Ahmad Hijazi and of his son Adam.

Spring 2012: A graduate returns to the Primary School as a teacher; the Peace College implements its first programs; we honor the memory of founding villager Abdessalam Najjar.

End of Year 2011: A letter from the head of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam's educational institutions.

Fall 2011: An interview with Sagi Frish and Suliman Boulos who grew up in the village; the Peace College: a new program in the Oasis of Peace; and Adopt a Class: support the 1st grade this year.

Spring 2011: Celebrations at the Primary School; a new "Change Agents" program at the School for Peace;" the Humanitarian Aid Program brings sheep to Palestinian women, and the Youth Club grows.

End of Year 2010: Why the "Oasis of Peace" is so important: listen to Israeli leaders and to youth from the village.

Fall 2010: The Oasis of Peace in numbers; A look at the coming school year; the second generation visits Chautauqua Institution in NY; a major conference organized in NSWAS; and a collaboration between the Spiritual Center and a US-based NGO.

Spring 2010: Interviews with Dorit Shippin and Umar Ighbariyyeh, respectively heads of the municipality and of the educational institutions of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam.

Fall 2009: Interviews with teachers of the Primary School, and the Advocates for Change program reaching an end.

Spring 2009: A new director for the School for Peace; Bilingual education benefits recognized by Israeli Ministry of Education and more.

Fall 2008: focusing on the Primary School experience of bilingualism, binationalism and multiculturalism at the Oasis of Peace.

Spring 2008: an update on the recent programs of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam: New Buses arrived at NSWAS - Special Programs at the Primary School - "Advocates of Change" at the School for Peace - the Dirasat Program at the Spiritual Center - the Alliance for Middle East Peace and more!

Fall 2007 Mailing: Arab and Jewish Americans see eye-to-eye, says poll

Spring 2007: A letter from the Directors of the Board and news from the Village.

November/December 2006: Dialogue, Engagement and Conflict Transformation at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

September 2006: "Is there any place where Jews and Arabs can actually talk?"

Summer 2006: USAID Grant Supporting the School for Peace/SFP at Costa Rica's Peace University; AFNSWAS Arab-American Intern Interviews Jewish-Israeli "Oasis of Peace" Resident; Jewish and Arab Youth Discover Ancient Ruins Together at NSWAS; Opening of Bruno Hussar Pluralistic Spiritual Center; American Friends of NSWAS Lead Tour to the Village; Roger Water of Pink Floyd Rocks the "Oasis of Peace"