As Israeli and Palestinians shop together peace gets personal

As Israeli and Palestinians shop together peace gets personal

Ruth Eglash – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Sha’ar Binyamin, WEST BANK: Israeli and Palestinian leaders might still be refusing to meet each other to even discuss the prospect of peace, but at one West Bank supermarket Arab residents of Ramallah and those living in the Jewish settlements surrounding it come face to face every day. This […]

Arab and Jewish medics work side-by-side to save Palestinian children from bus fire

Arab and Jewish medics work side-by-side to save Palestinian children from bus fire

Amy Schwartz – WNN Breaking (WNN) Ramallah, WEST BANK, Palestinian Territory: In a show of open compassion without separation between Arabs and Jews, a joined group of volunteer medics went to action to help seriously injured Palestinian children on their way from east Jerusalem to Ramallah. On Thursday morning, February 16th, 2012, at 9AM,  a school […]

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 […]

UNESCO awards peace hero defenders – Anarkali Honaryar & Khaled Abu Awwad

UNESCO awards peace hero defenders – Anarkali Honaryar & Khaled Abu Awwad

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations: An Afghan women’s rights campaigner and a Palestinian peace activist are the winners of a United Nations award recognizing their outstanding contributions to the promotion of tolerance and non-violence, the UN announced. Anarkali Honaryar, defender of the rights of women and minority groups in Afghanistan, and Palestinian activist Khaled Abu […]

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 […]