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Monday, August 20, 2007

Evenings with Combatants for Peace in Los Angeles Aug 21-28

The Topanga Peace Alliance


*An Evening with the Combatants for Peace*

Thursday, August 23 at 7 pm (Pot Luck at 6 pm) scroll down for additional appearances Aug. 21 through Aug. 28
Topanga Community House
1440 N Topanga Cyn. Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290

Former combatants working together in the state of Israel and the occupied Palestinian land.
"Only by joining forces will we be able to end the cycle of violence"

Moderated by Yigal Arens
Special musical performance by Yuval Ron (don't be late).

On August 23, Ra'ed Haddar and Shimon Katz, members of the group Combatants for Peace, will appear at the Topanga Community House to share their stories of transformation from lives of violence to working for peaceful coexistence.

Shimon Katz, an Israeli, served four years as an officer in an elite Israel Defense Force unit. Ra'ed Haddar, a Palestinian, was formerly connected to Fatach and spent years in Israeli prisons. But now they are on the same side, as part of an organization spreading the call for peace.
The presentation will be at the Topanga Community House located at 1440 N Topanga Cyn. Blvd. A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

A potluck dinner organized by the Topanga Peace Alliance starts at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 P.M.

The two Combatants for Peace will also appear at a series of Southern California events between August 20 to August 30. These events have been coordinated by and are sponsored by the Topanga Peace Alliance.

For more information or to RSVP to the Topanga event on August 23, contact Susan Beeftink of the Topanga Peace Alliance, at susanbeeftink@
For more information about the Combatants for Peace, visit their website at www.combatantsforpe

Co-sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee and CodePink
Endorsed by: Women In Black; I Wage; L. A. Jews For Peace; L. A. Catholic Worker; Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains

Additional events with the Combatants for Peace include:

August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Cousins' Club of Orange County
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618

August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Beth Shir Shalom
1827 California Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

August 25, 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

August 26, 11:30 a.m.
Santa Monica Unitarian Church
1260 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

August 26, 2:00 p.m.
Arlington West
Santa Monica Beach

August 28, 7:00 p.m.
All Saints Church
132 Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Youtube: Combatants for Peace: June 2007
There's a real sense of optimism ahead of the Middle East peace talks. For the past two years, former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters have been meeting together to call for peace.

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