Ask Me Anything: Peace Through Backgammon in Jerusalem

Top Pick June 6, 2017 Free
(Photo: Shabtai Amedi)
(Photo: Shabtai Amedi)

What if you could change someone’s view of the world through a simple game? What if you could introduce empathy to one of the world’s most enduring conflicts with a roll of the dice? Zaki Djemal thought he would give it a try and created an Israeli-Palestinian backgammon league. It’s a huge hit in Jerusalem. Ask him anything and learn more about this bold experiment in peacemaking at a neighborhood scale.

Take part in this “Ask Me Anything” event with Zaki, Israeli entrepreneur and one-time Bostonian, by taking these three easy steps:

1. To ask questions, go to and open an account using Facebook, Twitter or your email. (It will not post to any social media ever.) Then find the conversation here live at 11 a.m. on Tuesday: Post questions now or live, during the event.

2. To simply follow along and read others’ questions, no account is necessary. Just go here on Tuesday at 11 a.m.:

3. Find our JewishBoston blog post after the event highlighting Zaki’s responses. You’ll find it at israel360’s organization page.

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