Story Topic: Combatants for Peace

Oren Kalisman (Israel)

Photography by Dubi Roman Oren Kalisman, 30, is a physics student at Tel Aviv University. During his time in the Israeli army he was a lieutenant and platoon commander. For more information see also I grew up in a village close to Galilee. We lived surrounded by Arabs, but we had no connection to… more

Idan Barir (Israel)

Photography by Dubi Roman Idan Barir is a former Israeli soldier in the artillery forces, from Tel Aviv. In recent years he has been  an activist with the Israeli-Palestinian movement Combatants for Peace ( and is currently a PhD candidate in Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University. See also As a child I had… more

Chen Alon (Israel)

Photography by Dubi Roman Chen Alon is a theatre director, facilitator and lecturer at Tel Aviv University. Chen served for four years in the Israeli army and then for 11 years as an operations officer in the reserves. Later, he became a refusnik and as a result served time in jail. For more information see My grandfather… more

Bassam Aramin (Palestine)

Photography by Dubi Roman Bassam Aramin became involved in the Palestinian struggle as a boy growing up in the ancient city of Hebron. At 17, he was caught planning an attack on Israeli troops and spent the next seven years in prison. In 2005, he co-founded Combatants for Peace (, an organisation of former Israeli… more