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[30 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Can Governments Be as Bold as Women?

Commentary by Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.
Gershon Baskin and the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information, founded in 1988, have come up with a bold proposal to end the Mid-East crisis. The proposal relies on international and national actors as well as individuals. They call it An Imposed Solution, and it encourages the Obama Administration and the UN Security Council to take the steps necessary to move from stalemate to real peace. The plan’s potential for success is dependent on representatives of both sides working together in their own best interest.
The …

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[16 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Uniting Women for a Culture of Peace

Dr. Dalia Steiner
My story would fill a book! My father Alexander Beck served as a British soldier in Africa, and on the way to Greece he was captured together with other British soldiers by the German army and held in Germany as a prisoner of war for four years. My mother Anna served in the ATS British women’s troops in Egypt and Italy for five years. I was born in Israel and I’m the second generation of peacemakers.
I worked as a Senior TV Producer for 35 years, from 1971 – …

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[15 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Coming to America, Part I

Zina Bhaia
By permission from
So many lights!
I knew that America would be big, but as I looked out my Royal Jordanian Airline window at the sprawling nightscape of Chicago and the towering cityscape of its downtown, I thought, “Oh, my God, it is huge. And Lake Michigan, why do they call it a lake? It is like an ocean.” I had flown into Baghdad at night many times, and Baghdad was but a speck of light compared to this glaring city below me.
“What am I getting myself into?” I thought. …

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[8 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold
I spent 15 of the best years of my life as a family day care provider, feeding and reading to young children, ordering their days, and cooperatively creating an environment where we all found it fairly easy to get along. It’s no surprise, then, that I tend to see events in the adult world through a playroom prism. This week, with news sites full of reactions to North Korea’s provocative missile launch, it seems I’m not alone.
Kim Jong Il’s North Korea is throwing things. …