Hillel Schenker

Residence
Tel Aviv
Place of birth
Brooklyn, NY
Year of Birth
1942
Profession
Writer, editor
Organization
Palestine-Israel Journal
Languages spoken
English, Hebrew
Date of Interview
06/2006

08/2006
Interviewer
Nahanni Rous and Joline Makhlouf

"There is tremendous resonance when people hear that even in the darkest times we are still meeting and dealing with these issues, and there are Israelis and Palestinians ready to work together. It projects the fact that there is still hope and possibility. The average person is busy going about his daily life. Not everybody is in a position to devote time and energy to what I consider to be the primary challenge of our generation: achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians."

Hillel Schenker is the co-editor of the English language journal, the Palestine-Israel Journal. Each of the journal's four yearly editions explores a central theme in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through articles by Palestinian and Israeli writers. Hillel was a co-founder of the Peace Now Movement, and previously served as an editor of New Outlook Magazine.