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[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.”

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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[4 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Patricia Smith Melton: <em>“Be a Power Player for Peace”</em>

- An interview with Mary Liston Liepold

After the publication in 2008 of the book Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women, Peace X Peace founder and Board member Patricia Smith Melton was honored with the Rumi Forum’s 2008 Peace Award. She was chosen by OneWorld as one of its 2008 People of the Year and by Civic Ventures as a 2009 Purpose Prize Fellow.

The year before, she had been awarded the even grander title of Grandma to Benjamin Beeson (pictured with his grandma and little sister …

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[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.
If you care …

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[10 May 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
On Being Relevant: Sexuality, Gender, and Nationalism in Palestinian Society

Haneen Maikey
Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society is a national, community-based and grassroots organization that works with LGBTQ Palestinians throughout Israel and the Palestinian occupied territories. Al-Qaw’s director, Haneen Maikey, discusses how she and others are bringing sexual diversity into the mainstream and building a broader platform for justice within Palestinian society.
Can you elaborate on the name of your organization, Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society?
Most simply, Al-Qaws means rainbow in Arabic. That is the banal part of the name. We refer to “sexual and gender …