Short Episode

Adam Ben Shabath

  • 18:18
  • 2023
Adam Ben Shabath

As has been said many times in the past, identity is like an onion: There are layers of family and country, religion and political persuasions, favorite sports teams, musical preferences and on and on. But for many, such as 23-year-old Adam Ben Shabath, it is their hometown which stands at the center of it all. And now, as a result of the war, Adam’s village of Neve Shalom/Wahat as-Salam – with its unique population and delicate equilibrium – is being torn at the seams. Residents are questioning long-held truths – some have shifted their views, while others continue to hold firm or have even doubled down. Adam shares his own private take on the matter.


The end song is Ahava Kazu (“Love Like This”) by Amir Abu and Tzlil Shakuri.