The Good Neighbor
As a Zionist soldier, civil-‐rights advocate, and pioneer of joint nonviolent activism between Israelis and Palestinians, Hillel Bardin has dedicated most of his adult life to the pursuit of a most elusive peace.
“If that’s really so,” Bardin said, “what if I bring a group of my friends and neighbors from Jerusalem. Would you be willing to bring some of your neighbors together so that we can hear what people are really thinking?”
The Palestinian’s immediate agreement was the first in a chain of events that would take Bardin’s life in a completely new—and at that time quite unusual—direction.