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[17 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
Inside the Israeli Conundrum: Insights from Mati Milstein – Part 1

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed writer and photojournalist Mati Milstein about his recent book, My New Middle East: Inside the Israeli Conundrum. His responses are below. This is the first part of a two-part interview. Read part two here.
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What was the inspiration and intent behind your recently published book My New Middle East: Inside the Israeli Conundrum? Why was it important for you to share this part of your life?
The chapters that make up My New Middle East were written as newspaper columns over the course of ten years. The intention of …

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[17 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
Respect All Life: Resist War

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Rosemary Thompson, lifelong peace activist and Director of the Murphy Initiative in Baltimore, Maryland.
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How did you begin your lifelong journey in working for peace and justice?
My father was an Irish immigrant and started an engineering firm. As a kid, we lived many places but Baltimore was our home base. In the early 1960s his work took him to the South and Southwest and we ended up being in a fallout shelter during the Bay of Pigs. I was nine years old. It was then that I realized, in …

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[16 Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Neda Was in My House – In Jerusalem!

Nora Lester Murad
Jerusalem, Palestine

“It’s critical (critical!) to learn about past and present injustices and indignities, but counterproductive to let history hold us back.”
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Neda* was in my house. In Jerusalem! A friend sneaked her in from Ramallah. It’s not easy getting past the Israeli soldiers at the checkpoint or around the Annexation Wall. But Palestinians have their ways. If they need to get to work or want to shop at the mall or have to visit a sick relative, they get creative. And Neda had a critical mission to fulfill—exploring historic …

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