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[26 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Catalyst: Israelis and Palestinians Stand Together

By Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
On July 15, between 2000 and 3000 Israelis and Palestinians walked from Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem to the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.  The Peace X Peace video Non-violence in East Jerusalem: Sheikh Jarrah releases with this commentary.  It focuses on the citizens’ responses to the laws and pressures forcing Palestinians from their homes and supporting settlers to move into those homes. from Little Film Studio on Vimeo.
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Be the Change: Person X Person »

[11 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Will an Arab Spring Bloom in Palestine?

By Patricia Smith Melton
Founder, Peace X Peace
Editor, Sixty Years Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women
This report is the first of a series to bring you the voices of Palestinians and Israelis during this time of dynamic confrontation. Hope and despair have taken turns in the Middle East through the Oslo Accords of 1993, two intifadas, the building of the separation wall, a blockade, the killing of more than 1300 Gazans in January 2009, and a financial upturn in Ramallah in the West Bank.
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Voices from the Frontlines »

[6 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
A New Idea for the Gaza Flotilla

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas
Editor’s Note: This week activists from around the world set out on a flotilla in an attempt to break the blockade of the Gaza strip and deliver humanitarian supplies.  On Tuesday, July 5, a Canadian boat was sent back, and a French ship was stopped on July 7.  Below, Yvette Nahmia-Messinas describes her idea of what an affective flotilla would look like.

In the best scenario, the flotillas could serve as a place …

Connection Point »

[21 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
This Comedienne Makes You Laugh…. and Understand Other Cultures

Mo Na
“Born in Chicago to a Palestinian father and a ½ American, ½ British Mother - the combination is so common yet so unique that it makes sense for me to want to share the silliness I’ve experienced.”
It is 6 pm on a Wednesday in December, and once again I’m standing outside in the below-zero cold, in one of the more “questionable” areas of Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood.  I’m waiting for the Jokes and Notes comedy club to open, and in regular fashion, I have arrived early …