Bridging impossible gaps: Jewish and Palestinian, conflict and peace – Journeys



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“I’m in love with people,” says Ofer Bronchtein, one of the only two Jewish Israelis ever to be awarded a Palestinian passport. Born in Be’er Sheva, Israel, Bronchtein spent a significant period of his childhood and adolescence in France, and still divides his time – as well as identity – between Europe and the Middle East.

He is the co-founder of the International Forum for Peace in the Middle East, along with Anis el Qaq, who serves today as the ambassador of the Palestinian Authority in Bern. Tune in to hear to his inspiring journey, in which a daily preoccupation with the conflict and a healthy dose of optimism are not mutually exclusive.


John Lennon – Imagine
Jacques Brel – Ne Me Quitte Pas
Ahinoam Nini – HaChayim Yafim (Life Is Beautiful)
Leonard Cohen – The Partisan
Boaz Sharabi – Latet (To Give)
Shlomo Bar – Scharchoret (Blackish)


Photo: Ofer Bronchtein’s Palestinian passport, courtesy of Ofer Bronchtein.

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