As Tel Aviv native Artur Rashkovan, a good family friend of the Paskowitzes and current director of Surfing for Peace, puts it, Doc proceeded to give him a call explaining they needed to get as many surfboards as they could manage across the Israeli border into Gaza. Stat.
Times published an article that profiled a handful of Palestinians seeking refuge in the surf from the prevailing conflict that exists like a shadow over Gaza. “We go to the beach to forget about the suffering,” Mohammed Juda, then 20, told the L. A. Times.
Having lived in Israel all his life, Artur understands the complexities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and is realistic about Surfing for Peace’s goals. “People ask me, ‘What?
Recently, Surfing for Peace has even begun to host surf trips with participants from a multiplicity of countries – the idea being that through the shared experience of surfing people can recognize they’re not so different.
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