Interfaith memorial for victims of last year’s Israel-Gaza conflict provides rare opportunity to set aside religious and ethnic divisions.
- “From Mourning to Hope” took place at Kibbutz Kfar Azza, three miles from Gaza’s eastern neighborhoods.
- The concert featured a Catholic funerary Mass, musical performances by Jewish and Arab artists in Hebrew and Arabic, and three attendees approved to visit from Gaza.
- While some dismissed the activities as ineffective, others lauded the acknowledgment of joint suffering and desire for peace.
“I don’t know if this will help, but I support the idea of better neighborly relations…I have music in Tel Aviv too, but the combination of music and this location is meaningful.”
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