Harmony in Tragedy: Palestinian and Israeli Teens Write a Song Together

September 6, 2014 4:54 PM

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Harmony in Tragedy: Palestinian and Israeli Teens Write a Song Together

During a recent 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, a delegation of Israeli and Palestinian teens traveled 5,000 miles to join 18 young people born in the United States and war-torn regions around the globe, including South Sudan. They stuffed suitcases, procured almost-impossible-to-acquire visas and gathered in peace at Bard College at Simon's Rock to write a song.

The idea for this project originates with Todd Mack, whose good friend journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 suffered the same horrific fate as James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the journalists whose murders by the Islamic State were videotaped and made public to brutalize the world anew. Seeking to honor P...

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