I would like to bring your attention to an article featuring APN’s summer intern Hamze Awawdeh, a young Palestinian from Dura, just outside of Hebron which ran in The Forward and was picked up by Ha’aretz.
Hamze is spending the summer with us as a part of our Joint Internship program with the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) . While we host a Palestinian intern, ATFP hosts an Israeli intern. For the past five years, through this program, Israeli and Palestinian students have worked jointly and forged close personal relationships.
This year, our intern is Hamze, and like all the interns we hosted in the past, Hamze gives us hope. No newcomer to working for peace, Hamze began the summer by writing a short piece for us on the meaning of Ramadan to him, which was picked up by the LA Jewish Journal. In it, he talks about his struggle to remain open to dialogue, and its importance for a better future for both Palestinians and Israelis.
Hamze’s words are our words as well. Americans for Peace Now works every day for this vision. Hamze is not alone: APN’s staff, our interns, our supporters – together, we are a community that works to enhance hope and build peace. Please support APN so that we can continue to foster young agents of hope like Hamze.