Wahat al-Salam in Arabic. Neve Shalom in Hebrew. Oasis of Peace. The name evokes both longing and sadness. Just an oasis? In a human desert of outright wars and subtle destructions of the spirit, there is a place where people from opposing sides of what is arguably the most difficult conflict on earth choose to live in peace.
I wanted to visit this place because I am a very jaded psychologist--an optimist disappointed with the failure of ideals