Israeli women against Gaza war

This video from Israel says about itself:

The Coalition of Women for Peace was founded in November 2000, just six weeks after the current Intifada began, and since then become one of the leading voices in Israel advocating for a just and viable peace between Israel and Palestine.

This short video report was made during my journalism studies in Koteret in March 2002. It uses both archive footage of the first demonstration preformed early February 2002 in front of the Israeli Security headquarters also know as “The Kirya”. In addition it includes original footage documenting the second demonstration, took place a month and a half later on March 13, 2002.

From Hannah Safran in Israel; with, as usually on this blog, hyperlinks added by me:

Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 12:42 AM

Subject: No to Gaza war: Statement By Israeli Women‘s Organizations in Israel

Dear Friends, please help circulate

Statement By Israeli Women’s Organizations

We women’s organizations from a broad spectrum of political views demand an end to the bombing and other tools of death, and call for the immediate start of deliberations to talk peace and not make war. The dance of death and destruction must come to an end. We demand that war no longer be an option, nor violence a strategy, nor killing an alternative. The society we want is one in which every individual can lead a life of security – personal, economic, and social.

It is clear that the highest price is paid by women and others from the periphery – geographic, economic, ethnic, social, and cultural – who now, as always, are excluded from the public eye and dominant discourse.

The time for women is now. We demand that words and actions be conducted in another language.

Ahoti– For Women in Israel

Anuar- Jewish and Arab Women Leadership

Artemis- Economic Society for Women

Aswat- Palestinian Gay Women

Bat Shalom

Coalition of Women for Peace

Economic Empowerment for Women

Feminancy: College for Women’s Empowerment

Feminist Activist Group – Jerusalem

Feminist Activist Group – Tel Aviv

International Women’s Commission: Israeli Branch

Isha L’Isha– Haifa Feminist Center

Itach: Women Lawyers for Social Justice

Kol Ha-Isha- Jerusalem Women’s Center

Mahut Center– Information, Guidance and Employment for Women

Shin Movement- Equal Representation for Women

Supportive Community- Women’s Business Development Center

TANDI – Movement of Democratic Women for Israel

Tmura: The Israeli Antidiscrimination Legal Center

University against Harassment – Tel Aviv

Women and their Bodies

Women’s Parliament

Women’s Spirit- Financial Independence for Women Victims of Violence

See also here. And here.

See also Gila Svirky’s site.

See also here.

PEACE campaigners condemned recent anti-semitic attacks on Jews: here.

1 thought on “Israeli women against Gaza war

  1. This was passed by the UN security council last night, with the US abstaining on the vote.


    Resolution 1860 (2009)

    Adopted by the Security Council at its 6063rd meeting, on
    8 January 2009

    The Security Council,

    Recalling all of its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242
    (1967), 338 (1973), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003) and 1850 (2008),

    Stressing that the Gaza Strip constitutes an integral part of the
    territory occupied in 1967 and will be a part of the Palestinian

    Emphasizing the importance of the safety and well-being of all

    Expressing grave concern at the escalation of violence and the
    deterioration of the situation, in particular the resulting heavy
    civilian casualties since the refusal to extend the period of calm;
    and emphasizing that the Palestinian and Israeli civilian populations
    must be protected,

    Expressing grave concern also at the deepening humanitarian crisis in

    Emphasizing the need to ensure sustained and regular flow of goods
    and people through the Gaza crossings,

    Recognizing the vital role played by UNRWA in providing humanitarian
    and economic assistance within Gaza,

    Recalling that a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    can only be achieved by peaceful means,

    Reaffirming the right of all States in the region to live in peace
    within secure and internationally recognized borders,

    1. Stresses the urgency of and calls for an immediate, durable and
    fully respected ceasefire, leading to the full withdrawal of Israeli
    forces from Gaza;

    2. Calls for the unimpeded provision and distribution throughout Gaza
    of humanitarian assistance, including of food, fuel and medical

    3. Welcomes the initiatives aimed at creating and opening
    humanitarian corridors and other mechanisms for the sustained
    delivery of humanitarian aid;

    4. Calls on Member States to support international efforts to
    alleviate the humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza, including
    through urgently needed additional contributions to UNRWA and through
    the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee;

    5. Condemns all violence and hostilities directed against civilians
    and all acts of terrorism;

    6. Calls upon Member States to intensify efforts to provide
    arrangements and guarantees in Gaza in order to sustain a durable
    ceasefire and calm, including to prevent illicit trafficking in arms
    and ammunition and to ensure the sustained reopening of the crossing
    points on the basis of the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access
    between the Palestinian Authority and Israel; and in this regard,
    welcomes the Egyptian initiative, and other regional and
    international efforts that are under way;

    7. Encourages tangible steps towards intra-Palestinian reconciliation
    including in support of mediation efforts of Egypt and the League of
    Arab States as expressed in the 26 November 2008 resolution, and
    consistent with Security Council resolution 1850 (2008) and other
    relevant resolutions;

    8. Calls for renewed and urgent efforts by the parties and the
    international community to achieve a comprehensive peace based on the
    vision of a region where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine,
    live side by side in peace with secure and recognized borders, as
    envisaged in Security Council resolution 1850 (2008), and recalls
    also the importance of the Arab Peace Initiative;

    9. Welcomes the QuartetÆs consideration, in consultation with the
    parties, of an international meeting in Moscow in 2009;

    10. Decides to remain seized of the matter.


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