The War on Lebanon enters the fifth
week: „We want only one thing: Peace“
German freelance journalist Karin Leukefeld left Bonn this month and
was able to reach Beirut, where she sent this report, published in
German in “Neues Deutschland” on 10 August 2006 (original
at link): http://www.nd-online.de/artikel.asp?AID=95201&IDC=2
We thank her for her courage and continuing coverage of the region.
Morgantini: THE ASSAULT
ON JERICHO PRISON IS A SCANDAL: ISRAEL MUST IMMEDIATELY HALT THE
MAELSTROM OF VIOLENCE
Press Release from the Member of the European Parliament, one of 1000
Peace Women 2005, 14 March 2006
of the Palestinian Feminist Movement Transcript of Remarks
by Ghada Hashem Talhami
10 March 2006. "At a recent Palestine Center briefing, Dr. Ghada
Hashem Talhami addressed the political status of women in Palestine
and the dynamic between their identity as women and the broader nationalist
struggle against occupation. Speaking in honor of International Women’s
Day (March 8), Talhami argued that Palestinian feminism can only be
understood within the context of the Palestinian national struggle.
Talhami is the author of several books, including Palestinian Refugees:
Pawns to Political Actors (Nova Science Publishers, 2003); Syria and
the Palestinians: The Clash of Nationalisms (University Press of Florida,
2001); and The Mobilization of Muslim Women in Egypt (University Press
of Florida, 1996)."
Israeli journalist Amira Hass reports on the difficult reality of
border crossings in Jerusalem
to Go Home Together, Separate and Unequal
February 23, 2006, Counterpunch.org
had a work meeting in Ramallah. She planned to return home, to East
Jerusalem, with M., her partner, who works in Ramallah. They reached
the Hizma checkpoint, east of the Pisgat Ze'ev settlement, where there
is a permanent Israel Defense Forces post that checks all travelers
heading to Jerusalem. You are forbidden to take this route, said the
soldiers. Only your husband is allowed. Take the Qalandiyah checkpoint
peace activist and writer Gila Svirsky reports from Jerusalem
and Us, Gila Svirsky's analysis of the Palestinian election.
Hamas: The Challenges of Political Integration Middle East Report
N°49 18 January 2006
"The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit,
non-governmental organisation, with over 110 staff members on five
continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy
to prevent and resolve deadly conflict."
in Black Participants Join Palestinian Women in Solidarity Against
the Israeli Occupation.
Report with photos from Feminist International Radio Endeavour/FIRE,
Ramallah, August 15, 2005
International report: Israel/Occupied Territories: Women carry the burden
of conflict, occupation and patriarchy
" Palestinian women in the Occupied Territories bear the brunt
of the conflict. They are victims of multiple violations resulting from
Israel's policies and restrictions, and of a system of norms, traditions
and laws which treat women as unequal members of Palestinian society..."
Wall": A huge wall is going up between Palestinians and Israelis,
and between Palestinians and their land and communities. See our reports
on what it is and why, plus voices and actions of women on both sides.
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