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[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.”
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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 »

[12 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Anya Antopolski: A Settler’s Report from the West Bank

Interview by Peace X  Peace Founder Patricia Smith
“…why I want to meet with my neighbors — well, first, because it is interesting. And I think it’s crazy to live in this country and know nothing of all the people living there. And, for me it’s part of feeling at home here, and not as a guest.”
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Anya Antopolski is a Russian Israeli settler on the West Bank, the land she calls Judea and Samaria and which, to her, has been the “greater Israel” for over two thousand …

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[18 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
An Encounter in Jaffa: Giving Peacebuilders a Voice

Jessica Lane
United States/Israel
“Let the other side feel that you are just, you speak from your inside, your soul, from your heart, that you really want to live in peace with him.”
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Earlier today I found myself sitting in the make-up room of the Arab-Hebrew Theatre of Jaffa in Israel waiting for Adiv Rahshar, the Arab Artistic Director, to sit down with me for an interview. I look around at the bare walls with scattered Hebrew notices posted to them; I hear the …

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[8 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
<em>No More Enemies</em> in Israel and Palestine

Deb Reich
Israel
“The Internet age has given us a kind of global nervous system for all humanity. We are certainly becoming one extended human family; one community. In that reality, everyone’s human rights are inherently interactive and interconnected – starting with the reciprocal right of all human beings on this planet to refuse to be enemies.”
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I see new reason for hope in all the places where peace has eluded us for so long – places like Palestine, and Israel, where I live. Here, the term “peace” has become almost emptied …