Where are the borders?
A Félix Sandri’s movie
CLIMBING THE MONT-BLANC,
JULY 24 TO AUGUST 9 2010
The project « Breaking the Ice » constituted of 4 Palestinians, Malek, Lobna, Nadim, Shadi, and of 4 Israelis, Ori, Tomer, Shiri and Golan, who came hoping to climb the Mont-Blanc, will be the heights of this summer and of this year’s activities. The group was remark- able, and the 8 made it to the summit on a sunny albeit very cold day. This great achievement opens many news oppor- tunities for our association’s action.
Very rigorously selected by Olfat Haider and Doron Erel to be up physically to this challenge, it was constituted of young students (25-30 yo) in the last years of university, mature and for the Israelis free from their moral debt to their country. They all had reached a very high sport level (bas- ket, volley,) but more importantly came to share a genuine and sincere friendship and got very far in their discussions. Through the dialog sessions led on a daily basis by Olfat (her professional focus besides her sport credentials) and participating to the project, many gained a new perspec- tive. We got to meet them on August 1st at La Fouly ski resort, where they were training, around the ever tasty food of Dominique Benmuvar et de Tatiana Honegger.
Even if the joy and the pride would not have been as com- plete as with the successful climb of the Mont-Blanc, the group considered that they had already achieved what they were here for: getting to meet the other, form lasting friend- ships, prove that working towards a common goal is pos- sible for Palestinians and Israelis.