The School for
Peace wins 2003 peace prize of the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft
April 2 2003: Two School for Peace members, Nava Sonnenschein and Wafaa
Zriek Srour, travelled to Berlin to receive the peace prize of the Deutsch-Israelische
Gesellschaft (DIG) on behalf of the SFP.
More than 500 guests from the Federal Republic attended the special event.
Speeches were given by president of the DIG (and former federal minister) Professor
Manfred Lahnstein; speaker of the Bundestag (and member of the honorary board of the German
Friends of NSh/WAS) Wolfgang Thierse; former vice-president of the DIG
Magdalene Krumpholz, and Israeli deputy ambassador Mordechay Lewi.
The School for Peace is the second recipient of the prize, which was first
awarded two years ago to the Beit HaGefen Arab/Jewish Cultural Centre (Haifa).
The School for Peace was cited for its "employment of
communication and equal exchange between Jews and Arabs." Also noted
was the success of the SFP in creating exemplary conflict resolution programs
that proved to be applicable locally as well as in other regions of conflict.
Some photos from the event:
Speaker of the Bundestag Wolfgang Thierse
From left: Wolfgang Thierse, Professor Manfred Lahnstein, Nava Sonnenshein,
Helmut Krumpholz, Wafaa Zriek Srour, in the background: the DIG vice-president
Waltraud Rubien (Hamburg), Jochen Feilcke (Berlin), Joachim Krueger (Magdeburg)
as well as - between them - Christian Bala (youth forum)
Singer Zoé Tuvia provided a musical interlude
Nava Sonnenschein (left) and Wafaa Zriek Srour receiving the prize from DIG
Vice-President Magdalene Krumpholz
Magdalene Krumpholz, Nava Sonnenchein, Professor Manfred Lahnstein and Wafaa
Zriek Srour, after the awarding of the prize.
Website of the award ceremony (German):
Article: Die Welt (German)
Speech given by
Thierse (German) cached version
Speech given by
Mordechay Lewi (German)