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[13 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Do Pigs Fly – Or Is This a Matter of Human Rights?

Nora Lester Murad
Jerusalem, Palestine
“It’s a matter of human security, livelihoods, sanitation, and well-being. It’s a matter of human rights.”
I sat on the far side of a large, plain room in the municipality building in Zawiya village in the West Bank governorate of Salfit. On the other side of the room, six local men were introducing themselves. I was there to do research for an article about community philanthropy, and I promise I will write that article, but first I need to write about wild pigs.
Wild pigs?
“Mansour is so big,” one …

PeaceTimes »

[6 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Assignments from the Universe

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Peace X Peace Founder Patricia Smith Melton for this December PeaceTimes to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. This is part 3 of 3.
What has to change to get the kind of future we want?
Do you mean for Peace X Peace? An amazing thing about Peace X Peace: From the beginning it has been flexible―seeing what was needed in the world and changing to meet that need. Now we are active in mentorship and training because we know where the womanpower networks are. In …

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[21 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

We are deeply saddened by the ongoing violence we are witnessing in the Middle East. There are five dead in Israel and the death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 162. These are more than statistics – they are human beings. These are our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, and families. Peace X Peace stands for nonviolence and equal human rights for all, and we are advocating for peace in the region.
We call for an immediate end to the use of violence by all parties, an end to the …

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[9 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
In Jerusalem, I Sat Crying

Nora Lester Murad
Jerusalem, Palestine
“They will light up cigarettes and wait for their turn to enter Jerusalem—if they are deemed legitimate, acceptable, human.”
I pull out of Beit Hanina, the East Jerusalem suburb where I live, and turn onto the main road towards Ramallah. Traffic is light. It is only 6:30 am. In less than one hour, cars will fill the street and spill onto the sidewalks like raspberry, orange, and grape candies forgotten to rot and collect dust. They will elbow their way through the roundabout, the space between them only …