[Palestine] Women refugees: hope in the future

[Palestine] Women refugees: hope in the future

Melica Rochi – Alternative  Information Center– Wednesday, 08 January 2014 (originally published 06 Jan) Amal al-Mustakbal, Hope in the Future, is the name of a cultural center in Bethlehem’s Aida refugee camp. This name holds inside of itself many different meanings. It represents not only the wishes about the future for children and the Palestinian […]

Palestine’s Women Head to College

Palestine’s Women Head to College

Tiffanie Wen – Daily Beast – Thursday, 11 July 2013 (originally published 08 Jul) More women are earning degrees from Palestinian universities and outperforming their male counterparts—but what comes after graduation? “You will be the builders of Palestine,” Vera Baboun said last week in her address to Bethlehem University’s graduating class of 2013. The majority […]

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 […]

Breast Cancer Screening Comes to Palestinians

Breast Cancer Screening Comes to Palestinians

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours – IPS – Wednesday, 14 November 2012 (originally published 12 Nov) URA, Occupied West Bank, Nov 12 2012 (IPS) – Fatmeh Abu Hrar Tabeel has had her first ever breast cancer screening. “It feels good to know, of course. Thanks to god, I am well,” the 51-year-old mother of seven told IPS. “Now […]

Rising number of Bedouin women enter work force

Rising number of Bedouin women enter work force

Al Arabiya – Al Arabiya News – Tuesday, 03 July 2012 (originally published 01 Jul) While several institutions now focus on the difficult lives of minorities, Bedouin women are driven into the work force by their families’ needs and demands. Despite the conservative traditions, poverty often pushes Bedouin women into the work force across the […]

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 […]

Out of Struggle – Voices of Palestinian Women

Out of Struggle – Voices of Palestinian Women

Militarization and Violence against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: A Palestinian Case-Study Author: Nadera Shalhoub-kevorkian Reviewer: Stephanie Chaban Publisher: Cambridge Studies in Law and Society The history of Palestinian women’s agency and activism is long and not simply a byproduct of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.[1] However, such activism has grown and matured out […]