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Be the Change: Person X Person is insightful personal commentary by Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton on women, world problems, and problem solutions.

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[29 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Walking the Halls of Rayburn, Longworth, and Cannon

By Patricia Smith
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“Walking the halls with Sixty Voices in our arms, we were doing our part to raise the vital voices of women, to provide direct facts about the diverse lives inside Israel and inside Palestine, and to be good citizens.  It felt outright patriotic.”
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There are 435 Representatives to the U.S. Congress, and yesterday Kim Weichel, Peace X Peace’s CEO, and I, along with Linda Noble, a powerhouse volunteer, and three hard-working House …

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[12 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Anya Antopolski: A Settler’s Report from the West Bank

Interview by Peace X  Peace Founder Patricia Smith
“…why I want to meet with my neighbors — well, first, because it is interesting. And I think it’s crazy to live in this country and know nothing of all the people living there. And, for me it’s part of feeling at home here, and not as a guest.”
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Anya Antopolski is a Russian Israeli settler on the West Bank, the land she calls Judea and Samaria and which, to her, has been the “greater Israel” for over two thousand …

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[23 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
In an Upside-down World, Getting by with a Little Help from Our Friends

By Patricia Smith
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“… hold to your friends, seek them out, remind each other of each other’s highest qualities, eat well together, speak poetically at least once a day, thank each other, remind each other that humans have a huge capacity to survive…”
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Warning: the below divides into the good and beautiful and the bad and ugly.
What does a chaotic world look like?  Let’s name the devils.  Let’s parse this out.
How about this:  It looks …

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[26 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Catalyst: Israelis and Palestinians Stand Together

By Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
On July 15, between 2000 and 3000 Israelis and Palestinians walked from Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem to the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.  The Peace X Peace video Non-violence in East Jerusalem: Sheikh Jarrah releases with this commentary.  It focuses on the citizens’ responses to the laws and pressures forcing Palestinians from their homes and supporting settlers to move into those homes.

www.peacexpeace.org from Little Film Studio on Vimeo.
It …