Photograph: Women Wage Peace
In an event organised by the NGO Women Wage Peace, 30,000 Israeli and Palestinian women marched across the desert to Jerusalem last week to demand that diplomatic discussions towards a peace agreement resume. The women span the political and religious spectrum. They came from across Israel and crossed boarders from the Palestinian territories, giving meaning to the holiday season in the country. The event was covered by international media.*
At the Centre for Middle East Studies at Galilee Institute, we continue to try to understand the realities of the groups living in this land and to discuss possible directions towards shared existence and peace. The event not only impressed us in its magnitude, it also gave us an opportunity to consider women as a group and to discuss the role of gender in the conflict, which continues to challenge the region.
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