Archive: 9/4/2011
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  9/4/2011, Elul 5, 5771

Samarian to Europe with Alternative to PA State


Eliezer Braun of the Samaria (Shomron) region will be embarking on a speaking tour of Norway and Germany over the next two weeks as part of an effort to raise international support before the September 20 United Nations vote on Palestinian Authority statehood. Braun argues that a vote for the current plan will create more problems than it solves, with its government-imposed change, and he will be promoting an alternate grassroots peace plan for the region, which calls for education, democratization, and mutual respect.

Mr. Braun is the Director of the Shuva Israel’s Interfaith Department and travels around the world speaking mainly to Christian groups on behalf of Samaria’s Jewish communities. He specializes in debunking popular misconceptions about the region and proposes realistic and creative solutions to problems that have plagued the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since its inception, focusing on the positive impact of the Jewish communities on the peace process.