Peace Scholar

Elhanan Miller | Nov. 17, 2013 | The Times of Israel

Maurice Sikenyi

Gadi Gvaryahu laid two large bouquets of red roses and a jumbo bag of lollipops on the sidewalk across from Rami Levy, a supermarket located at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank, and headed straight for the weekend shoppers.

Two years ago, Gvaryahu founded the Tag Meir Forum, Hebrew for “illuminating tag,” a coalition of 39 Israeli organizations serving as the moral answer to — and a pun on — Jewish “price tag” attacks against Palestinians and their property, known in Hebrew as Tag Mehir, or “price tag.”

The simple human gesture of Tag Meir managed to inspire Maurice Sikenyi, a native of western Kenya studying international peace and conflict resolution at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

“This is a great theory of change,” said Sikenyi, who is currently completing a six-month internship with Rabbis for Human Rights in Jerusalem.

Read more at the Times of Israel

 by Daily Domer Staff

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