THREE WOMEN, THREE FAITHS, ONE SHARED VISION


The Thirteenth national Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision tour organized by Partners for Peace focuses on communities in the US heartland. The tour will focus on cities in Wisconsin with visits to Chicago and Washington DC (click here for a detailed schedule).

The tour will feature the voices of Huda Abu Arqoub, Tal Dor and Amal Nassar. These three women – Muslim, Jewish, and Christian – are living the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (click here for speaker biographies). They come to the United States to call for an end to war and suffering in the Middle East and share their experiences and hopes for a just peace with American audiences.

These women are working professionals, activists, mothers, daughters, and partners, all involved in their own way in resolving the conflict and charting a brighter future for their region.
Each woman lives the hardships of conflict and the tragedy of occupation in unique ways. Each has also witnessed the deterioration around them over the past six years of Israeli-Palestinian violence and the intermittent attempts to rekindle peace talks. They have made a commitment to address American audiences about their hopes for the future and what must be done to improve today’s deteriorating situation.

These three women will travel together on a national speaking tour for three weeks (April 9 – 26) to address realities of the conflict – the loss of family, the demolition of homes, persecution, occupation, violence, the separation barrier currently being constructed in the West Bank, Israel’s unilateral “disengagement” from the Gaza Strip, recent escalations of the conflict in Gaza and Lebanon, and more. They are here to demonstrate that peace, while difficult, is possible.

The April tour is the “Thirteenth national Jerusalem Women Speak tour” organized by Partners for Peace. The response to the tour in past years has been remarkable. Audiences have been fascinated and thrilled to hear their stories and see that even today in the midst of the ongoing conflict there are Palestinians and Israelis willing to travel together to talk about their lives, their fears, their hopes and their work for a just and sustainable peace.
We refer to these individuals as “extraordinary ordinary women” for they are real women that deserve international recognition. If there is to be a real and lasting peace, everyday people like them will make it happen.
The speakers for the Twelfth national Jerusalem Women Speak Tour are:

Huda Abu Arqoub a Muslim Palestinian from Hebron, Palestine

Tal Dor, a Jewish Israeli from Haifa, Israel

Amal Nassar, a Christian Palestinian from Bethlehem, Palestine

Biographical information for the speakers is available here.

“Jerusalem Women Speak 13” will visit more than 30 venues in at least 15 different communities, including:

Washington, DC – Monday, April 9 (and Wednesday, April 25 – Thursday, April 26)

Chicago, Illinois – Tuesday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 11

Evanston, Illinois – Wednesday, April 11

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Thursday, April 12 – Friday, April 13

Fitchburg, Wisconsin – Sunday, April 15

Madison, Wisconsin – Saturday, April 14 – Tuesday, April 17

Platteville, Wisconsin – Tuesday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 18

La Crosse, Wisconsin – Wednesday, April 18 – Thursday, April 19

Red Wing, Minnesotta – Thursday, April 19

Eau Claire, Wisconsin – Friday, April 20 – Monday, April 23

Menomonie, Wisconsin – Monday, April 23

River Falls, Wisconsin – Tuesday, April 24

Rockville, Maryland – Wednesday, April 25

Washington, DC – Wednesday, April 25 – Thursday, April 26

A detailed daily schedule is available here.

Interviews, talk shows appearances, editorial appearances and community presentations are currently being scheduled. They may be arranged by contacting Partners for Peace.

For More Information Contact:

Jacob Pace, Program CoordinatorOffice: 202-863-2951

E-mail: jake [at] partnersforpeace.org

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