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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Lots from the Middle East

Just a few articles this week, but they are nice meaty pieces you can sink your teeth into.  Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
Step inside the turmoil in Syria, in “Highway to Homs”.
What is the future of Israel? Explore one take in this piece from Slate.
Because, as the holder of a Masters in Media and Public Affairs, I care about journalism and journalists.
Update from Liberia, on the status of women and the elections.

Inside Peace X Peace »

[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Friday Peace Links: How Does One Man’s Death Change Prospects for Peace?

Here is some of what we’ve been reading this week:
Not much analysis yet on how the death of Gaddafi will affect peacebuilding, but here’s where you can find the latest updates.  And here’s an opinion that killing people is never good policy. Have you come across anything interesting relating to this bit of news?  If so, link to it in the comments, or send it to us! (caroline(a)
On nonviolence and Occupy Wall Street.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that military service is ubiquitous in Israel – here’s a piece on contentious …

Connection Point »

[19 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Determining Development Priorities: A Palestinian Right

Nora Lester Murad
Jerusalem, Palestine
“Even well-meaning individuals sometimes fail to ‘get’ how certain ways of giving can entrench rather than challenge the power imbalance between givers and receivers.”
Palestinian women sometimes respond to international feminist critiques with a rhetorical question: “Why would I want equal rights with my husband when he has no rights?” It is a provocative question. It is based on a belief that is common in Palestine and elsewhere: Women’s struggles are intimately intertwined with struggles for national self-determination, human rights for all, and peace.
Dalia Association approaches self-determination from …

Be the Change: Person X Person, Catalyst »

[17 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tent Cities in Israel: A Report from Tel Aviv

By Patricia Smith
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
“The explosion of emotions from the public shook the government… I believe nothing will be the same from now on. In this sense, the protest is and will be successful.”

An Interview with Nira Lamay Rachlevsky
Nira Lamay Rachlevsky lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and young son.  She is a lawyer in the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, for three committees — Science and Technology, Rights of Children, and Immigration and Absorption.  She …