The American Jewish Peace Archive02-26-2015
We at the Hannah Arendt Center are always happy to celebrate the work of our fellows. This week, we recognize Aliza Becker, one of her Associate Fellows, and her creation of the American Jewish Peace Archive: An Oral History of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Activists (AJPA).
Founded in 2014, the American Jewish Peace Archive seeks to document the stories and lessons of American Jewish peace activists via oral history. Becker's project covers a broad range of activists, most of whom have been active at some time during the past 60 years.
[caption id="attachment_15485" align="alignleft" width="150"] Aliza Becker (Source: Times of Israel)[/caption]
"Surprisingly, the story of this nearly 50-year-old [peace] movement has never been told," comments Becker. This leaves "the present generation without the benefit of stories of courage and vision [as well as] lessons that can inform today’s generation of activists."
Provided below are the first two blog posts written by Becker with respect to her project. The first post introduces the project, whereas the second shares a number of insights from her interview with Rosalie Riechman Pressman, one of the few women activists who were active in the early 1970s.
Going forward, interested parties will be able to access all of Becker's posts here: