Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom (Oasis of Peace)
Create a place where the people of this land would live together despite national and religious differences, and who would conduct educational work for peace.
FR. BRUNO HUSSAR, who passed away on February 8, 1996, was the visionary who dreamed of and eventually established the community of NEVE SHALOM - an oasis of peace - a name he derived from the biblical quotation in the book of Isaiah (32:18) "My People shall dwell in an Oasis of Peace". The germ of the idea came to him in the '60s but its realisation evolved slowly until 1970, when he settled upon a barren hilltop loaned to him under long term lease by the Latrun Monastery.