women and peace

Palestine and Israel



On the elections in Jerusalem, January 2005:
Palestinian critique: The Jerusalem Center for Women
is very dissatisfied with the election process that took place in Jerusalem both before Election Day on January 9, 2005 and on Election Day itself. We believe this election provides further evidence of the poor state of Palestinian rights in Jerusalem.
Read their report here.
From Israeli peace activist Gila Svirsky, Letter from Jerusalem, 11 January 2005: "There seemed to have been two elections in Palestine on Sunday:  the one conducted in the West Bank and Gaza, and the one in Jerusalem..."


1 December 2004: Defence for Children International, Palestine section, reports: "Female prisoners in Telmond began a hunger strike on 28 November to protest against the inhumane treatment they have suffered at the hands of the prison administration." Read full report.

A Two State Solution or an Apartheid State
Statement of the Jerusalem Center for Women on March 8th, 2004

International Human Rights March of Women December 20, 2003 - January 10, 2004

Letters from Jerusalem, from Israeli writer and peace activist Gila Svirsky

Next year in Mas'Ha
By Starhawk


"I was a human shield" Billie Moskona-Lerman

Women's Emergency Network: hearing Palestinian women's voices while the world is focused on the war with Iraq.
From the Israeli feminist peace organization Bat Shalom: UPDATE #3 - April 15, 2003

On the 8th of March 2002: Palestinian women call for Peace
Bloodshed and destruction do not bring peace.
Mutual recognition of each other's individual and collective rights paves the way for peace making.


Gila Svirsky reports from the Women In Black action in Jerusalem, 28 December 2001

A Woman's Voice from Palestine: the speech not given
Sumaya Farhat-Naser's Address for the Global Fund for Women's
International Celebration of Women - March 8th

Letter to George W. Bush from two peace activists -- one Palestinian, one Israeli: "Working for world peace means being able to see past the immediate events, seeking to end the cycle of violence, and speaking out against hate-fostering stereotypes... We are two of many Palestinians and Israelis who refuse to be enemies."

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