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[18 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

- by Mary Liston Liepold
Earlier this week, on March 18, the BBC, ABC, and the Japan Broadcasting Company (NHK) jointly released a survey conducted in late February showing that Iraqis are more optimistic and less afraid than they were at this time last year.
Of the 2,228 Iraqis over age 18 included in the survey, 85% described the security situation as very good or quite good—up 23% from a year ago; and 59% said they feel safe in their neighborhoods. That’s up 22% from last year.
The Iraqis surveyed expressed increased confidence …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[6 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Ilanit Melchior
Israel
Ilanit Melchior made these remarks when she was interviewed by Patricia Smith Melton and Peace X Peace members for the book 60 Years, 60 Voices.  Melchior is Co-Director of StartUp Jerusalem. Formerly a consultant with multinational corporations, she works with business in the tourism industry to find solutions to the depressed economy. StartUp Jerusalem is an inclusive organization working with both Arabs and Jews, secular and religious.
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What is courage? Courage is the ability to say, “I was wrong.” It is when leaders can look in the mirror and say. …