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[17 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Why I’m optimistic: An insider’s report from Israel’s left

Galia Golan
Israel
“I would maintain that in some ways we are closer to peace now than we were when the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993. Let me explain.”
Inside Israel the situation is worse than ever in many ways, even seemingly hopeless. We have an extremist right-wing coalition in the government with a Prime Minister who has an enormous majority in the Knesset and no interest in anything but staying in power. At the same time, the Palestinian leadership is weak and struggling to maintain support while Hamas controls …

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[10 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
<em>In Women’s Hands</em>: From Anger to Action: The Women of Srebrenica Organize

We’ve been featuring regular updates from Peace X Peace Community Member Vanessa Ortiz on her journey to Bosnia to capture the stories of strong, resilient women who form the backbone of a movement for truth, justice, and resistance. The original postings can be found on Vanessa’s blog, In Women’s Hands.
 
 
Vanessa Ortiz
USA/Bosnia and Herzogovina
One persistent theory I have after meeting with several women and mother’s group of Srebrenica is this: anger can be a mobilizing force. I’ve always felt that people have to be pissed-off enough about something to rise up …

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[4 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
<em>In Women’s Hands</em>: Srebrenica Mothers: Exist, Return, Resist

For the next several days we will be featuring regular updates from Peace X Peace Community Member Vanessa Ortiz as she journeys to Bosnia and captures the stories of strong, resilient women who form the backbone of a movement for truth, justice, and resistance. The original postings can be found on Vanessa’s blog, In Women’s Hands.

Vanessa Ortiz
USA/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hatidza Mehmedovic is angry, very angry — and rightly so. Our conversation today began with an outburst of accusations against the UN, local politicians, European diplomats, international negotiators, and …

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[3 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
<em>In Women’s Hands</em>: Travel Mates

For the next several days we will be featuring regular updates from Peace X Peace Community Member Vanessa Ortiz as she journeys to Bosnia and captures the stories of strong, resilient women who form the backbone of a movement for truth, justice, and resistance. The original postings can be found on Vanessa’s blog, In Women’s Hands.

Vanessa Ortiz
USA/Bosnia and Herzegovina

How lucky am I to be traveling with three amazing women from Bosnia and Herzegovina during visits to womens associations in Srebrenica and Tuzla! You have already been introduced to Amra Celebic …