Women waging peace

ByPATRICIA GOLAN
September 8, 2016 14:50

A grass-roots women’s organization is hoping to change the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Women Wage Peace movement

Women Wage Peace movement. (photo credit:ORIT REICH,ORIT HAZON MENDEL,ORIT PNINI)

 FOR 50 days during last summer’s oppressive heat hundreds of women from across the country camped outside the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, in 25- or 50-hour shifts to take part in a communal fast.

The symbolic demonstration was staged on the anniversary of the July 2014 Gaza war, in which there were 50 days of near constant rocket fire between Israel and Gaza. It was organized by Women Wage Peace ‒ a grass-roots organization established two years ago in response to the feeling of profound despair over that most recent war.

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