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One- or two-state solution? The answer is both (or neither)

http://972mag.com The two-state solution is not a progressive cause and neither is a single-state solution — they are just possible means to an end. The only possible goal for progressive politics in Israel/Palestine can be full human, civil and political rights for everyone living on this land. Every now and then a comment on this blog attributes a position to me — one I thought I had been very careful to ...

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Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a nonviolent world has many facets and is a long-term work-in-progress. But if we are to regenerate human society in accord with principles of love, nonviolence, justice, equity and sustainability, it is emphatically c ...

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Nonviolence: “mightier than the mightiest weapon”

Every year since 2007, on 2 October, the United Nations observes the International Day of Nonviolence. The date was chosen because Mahatma Gandhi, one of the first and main symbols of non-violent protest and change, was born on this day. Nonviolence, a vital component of Gandhi’s teachings and the foundation for the Indian Liberation Movement, rejects the use of physical and armed violence in movements tryi ...

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Syrian Refugee Women Tell Stories about Sexual Exploitation in Lebanon

01 August 2014 - The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing. But then a few months ago she was arrested for prostitution. That put a scare in her — that and threatening mobile ...

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It’s Enough, We Want Peace! – A campaign and an interview

I met Elhachemi Sabi, 24 years old, Algerian blogger and citizen journalist, volunteer with the Algerian Food bank and other NGOs, peace activist in the chat forum of the Global Media Forum. He lives in a small village called El Mouafkia in the Algerian province Chlef. He started an initiative of a global campaign against war inspired by the non-profit organization MasterPeace. The goal of the campaign is t ...

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“Not in our name”

By Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. More than three thousand Israelis participated in a peaceful demonstration last night demanding an immediately cease fire, under the slogan "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies ", another everyday events held throughout the whole country. We are certain ...

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Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

… Neve Shalom-Wahat al Salam organizing for the future. Once again the Middle East has exploded, yet, on Saturday some 400 Jews and Arab citizens of Israel gathered in the Arab city of Tira for a rally organized by Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom, in collaboration with other peace organizations and the City of Tira, to promote Arab-Jewish partnership. The motto of the day was that “Jews and Arabs refuse to be ...

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The real conflict

Four teenagers have died. One of them Palestinian. The other three Israelis. All belonging to the same generation, in the dawn of their lives. We know their faces. Thousands are no longer there, in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Vietnam, Algeria, Rwanda, Poland, Germany and Liberia. Faces gone without a trace. However, we carry all of them in our memory; and many others in so ...

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Peace, disarmament, active nonviolence. Interview with Alex Zanotelli

www.shekina.it Alex Zanotelli is an Italian priest and a Comboni missionary, the founder of several movements that promote peace and justice in solidarity. He is also one of the promoters of the Arena of Peace and Disarmament which will take place on April 25 in Verona and which will bring together the entire peace and nonviolence movement, both secular and religious, and those promoting solidarity and volu ...

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Iran & Israel. All You Need Is Love

In a heartwarming short movie, a group of Israelis were interviewed on what their wishes for Iran were. The answers reveal a citizenry tired of the escalation between the two countries. Designed by the One Wish Project, this video aims at capturing the genuine attitudes of the street in Israel regarding the conflict with Iran. Far from the fear-mongering and rhetorical escalation that usually characterizes ...

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