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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Peace Is Sexy – Yes, We Said It!

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Marianne Perez de Fransius, founder and visionary of Peace is Sexy, a tool for redefining peace and the media.
How did your interest in peace and media begin?
My whole foray into the world of peace started at Georgetown University studying at the School of Foreign Service. I applied for this grant called the Circumnavigators Fellowship.  The only requirement was that you had to go to at least six countries on three different continents during the summer between junior and senior year. My proposal looked at conflict resolution through …

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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Elegant Truth: We Can Live with That

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
These are my thoughts on answers to conflict before a series of Peace X Peace-sponsored screenings of the documentary Within the Eye of the Storm featuring an Israeli and a Palestinian father whose young daughters were killed in the ongoing violence. The screenings will be in the DC area February 21 to 26. In their grief the two fathers, who will be presenting at the screenings along with the director, went from being enemy fighters to best friends.

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Scientific truth has elegance about it. Elegance is …

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[17 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Inside the Israeli Conundrum: Insights from Mati Milstein – Part 2

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 second part of a two-part interview. Read part one here.
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You mentioned that you wanted to remove readers from their comfort zone. Do you feel you have removed yourself from your comfort zone? And if so, in what ways?
I was terrified of Palestinians. I was terrified of entering the West Bank. It was a place I didn’t know and didn’t understand. It was a place where …

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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 …