Surfing For Peace::Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz


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Surfing For Peace In August 2007, Paskowitz launched the Surfing For Peace project to deliver surfboards to the small surfing community in Gaza.<ref name=NYT2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Paskowitz had to persuade the Israeli government to let him deliver the surfboards because after Hamas took over Gaza in June 2007, Israel has only let in essential humanitarian supplies.<ref name=NYT2/> Paskowitz founded Surfing For Peace together with his own son David Paskowitz, as well as Arthur Rashovan and Kelly Slater,<ref name=NYT2/> after reading an article in the Los Angeles Times which highlighted the lack of surfboards in Gaza.<ref name=NYT2/>

Surfing For Peace worked with OneVoice Movement, a pro Israeli-Palestinian peace organization, to successfully deliver the surfboards and hold a follow-up benefit concert in Tel Aviv in October 2007. The successful surfboard delivery gained international attention for Surfing For Peace and launched a global community of surfers and supporters who aim to use the shared-surfing experience to bridge cultural and political barriers. {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

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