Undividing the Muslim Jewish experience by ignoring difference

Undividing the Muslim Jewish experience by ignoring difference

Dr. Ms. Mehnaz Afridi – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN): NY, NEW YORK: As I listen to sound bites of news, a swarm of words sting me: Iran, Israel, nuclear, Palestine-Israel at a standstill, Muslims kill Jews, and Jews kill Muslims. As a Muslim woman who teaches classes about the Holocaust at a Catholic college, I am constantly frustrated […]

Israeli and Palestinian youth use Facebook to help find ‘virtual’ peace

Israeli and Palestinian youth use Facebook to help find ‘virtual’ peace

Ruth Eglash – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) JERUSALEM: Just days after long-time Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiators Yitzhak Molcho and Saeb Erekat clashed yet again at a meeting in Jordan, thousands of young people from across the Middle East gathered together online for an event which set a new standard for mutual understanding and partnership. Conferences bringing together Jews […]

Civil society is the pushing force for Arab & Israeli peace

Civil society is the pushing force for Arab & Israeli peace

Natalia Simanovsky – WNN Opinion (WNN) Tel Aviv, ISRAEL: Pictures of unarmed demonstrators clashing with police and security forces have become the defining images of the Arab Spring. The wave of mass protests and demonstrations has led to the collapse of despotic regimes including those led by Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Tunisia’s […]

My Jerusalem

My Jerusalem

Commentary by Carol Daniel Kasbari, conflict mediator and founder of the Israeli-Palestinian Media Forum in Jerusalem JERUSALEM – Jerusalem made me who I am today. I’ve spent half of my life here, 18 years of searching and trying to belong, still without any success. Born in Nazareth to a Palestinian family, I rarely heard mention […]