Israeli and Palestinian Women in Dialogue. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS. *1. What is your organizational structure? * 2. What specific projects are you engaged in? * 3. Does your organizations include women of all economic classes and educational backgrounds?.
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*1. What is your organizational structure?
* 2. What specific projects are you engaged in?
* 3. Does your organizations include women of all economic classes and educational backgrounds?
a. with your own population?
b. across cultural and religious borders?
* 5. What are the primary obstacles to working with women from the other side?
* 6. Do you feel marginalized by your own society as a result of your solidarity work with women from the other side?
* 8. What has been the impact of the Israeli incursion on the women of your organization and their families?
* 9. How did your organization respond to these events?
*10. What is the difference between women's response to the first Intifada and the Al-Aqsa Intifada?
12. What happens to these networks in times of crisis?
13. Do you see any role for women in establishing a break-through in higher-level peace negotiations?
14. How do you think violence impacts women and children on the other side?
16. What is the best approach to gaining more visibility for women's peacemaking efforts?
17. What public relations efforts do you make on behalf of your organization?
18. What happened to Women and Peace umbrella organization?
19. Which is more important: solidarity with w women or solidarity with your culture?
20. How is your organization viewed by male leaders in your culture?
Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem
women vendors selling vegetables
Beit Safafa, Arab village absorbed by Jerusalem
Executive Director, Women’s Center for Legal Aid & Counseling
Bat Shalom is currently conducting a campaign urging women to boycott products made in the Israeli settlements:
wine, biscuits, hummus, ready-made salads, baked goods, mineral water, and many other items.
A Ghetto for the Palestinians, A Disaster for the Israelis
There is no substitute for the Green Line
as a border of peace between Israel and Palestine.
As long as the occupation continues
without peace or borders, no wall will help.
A border of peace will do away with the need for a wall.
Bat Shalom – Gush Shalom – Coalition of Women for a Just Peace http://www.batshalom.org
University of Tel Aviv
for the Civil-ization of Israeli Society
We, Israeli women - Jewish and Palestinian - oppose the occupation of the Palestinian people and refuse to take part in any of its destructive aspects.
change reality. A feminine refusal means an alternative voice and a language opposed to the language of power.
"...When the women of Israel and the women of Palestine get together and demand peace, and demand an end to violence, then we will have a political solution.…" New Profile web pagehttp://www.newprofile.org
Janet M. Powers