Even in the ‘Oasis of Peace’ — where Arabs and Jews are neighbors — residents struggle to talk about the Israel-Hamas war

Wahat al-Salam (Arabic) or Neve Shalom (Hebrew) translates to Oasis of Peace. It’s an intentional, cooperative community that sits in the Israeli countryside, about halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Its residents are half Jewish and half Arab. Reporter Sarah Ventre paid a visit to learn what it means to be living in this community at a moment of extraordinarily heightened tension.

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