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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Think Twice – For the Sake of Our Children

Shelley Hermon
Israel
-an interview by Mary Liepold
Shelley Hermon is the director and producer of Within the Eye of the Storm, a 2012 documentary about the remarkable friendship between Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan, each of whom lost a daughter to the conflict. Peace X Peace published Shelley’s account of the film’s making in October and is hosting a series of screenings in the Washington, DC area from Feb. 21 – Feb. 26.
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Shelley, for this interview I’d like to focus on you as a person. Who are you? How would …

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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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[19 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Still Standing: My Years with Women in Black

Judith Berlowitz
California, United States
My association with Women in Black began nearly 25 years ago, when I responded to an ad on the back page of the local free press, calling on women to dress in black and to stand silently on a Berkeley street corner each Friday at noon, to protest the illegal occupation of Palestine.  Political activism seems to be in the family DNA, and I still have a letter from my mother, written in the 1950’s, in which she said “Israel is using napalm against their cousins, the …

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[11 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Bereaved Fathers Unite to End Killing of Children

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
“Understand this: Bassam who was in an Israeli prison for seven years, starting when he was 17, and Rami, son of a Holocaust survivor and who fought in several wars with the Israel Defense Force, were enemies. They were willing to kill and be killed for their people. They are now best friends. Got it?”
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Bassam Aramin’s daughter Abir was ten years old, walking home from school, a block away from the Israeli soldiers who were angry at adolescent boys throwing stones at their armored vehicle. …