Peace chain in Jerusalem – Press coverage

English

Jerusalems longest human peace chain hugs the walls of the city, Nadine Tag, Scoop Empire, 21/5/21

Amidst the shooting and the fighting in Palestine, Jewish and Arab women came together to advocate for peace. They gathered around the walls of the old city to protest the violence, forming a human peace chain. These pro-peace demonstrators include religious and secular Rabbis for Human Rights and Women Wage Peace, with the majority being citizens of Israel.

Israelis to form human peace chain in Jerusalem amid Gaza, Israel violence, Jerusalem Post, 19/5/21

““For over a week, the entire country has been in flames, thousands of rockets, bombings, igniting of property, shocking acts of violence, and fear and terror from all directions,” said Rivi Diamond, a member of Women Wage Peace and one of the event organizers. “We, Jewish and Arab women, religious and secular, together with the majority of citizens of Israel, from the entire political spectrum, refuse to let violence destroy our home.”

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Against backdrop of Gaza violence, Israel’s Jews and Arabs join forces for peace, France 24, 18/5/21

“On Wednesday, more than a dozen grassroots groups – including Rabbis for Human Rights, Women Wage Peace, Tag Meir and many others – plan to join hands to create the longest possible human “peace chain” in Jerusalem.”

Israeli Women in Jerusalem Call for Peace Amid Ongoing Gaza Violence, Bloomberg quicktake, 20/5/21

People Protest Against The Israeli-Gaza War in Jerusalem, UPI photo

Israelis to form human peace chain in Jerusalem amid Gaza, Israel violence, Jerusalem Post, 19/5/21

““For over a week, the entire country has been in flames, thousands of rockets, bombings, igniting of property, shocking acts of violence, and fear and terror from all directions,” said Rivi Diamond, a member of Women Wage Peace and one of the event organizers. “We, Jewish and Arab women, religious and secular, together with the majority of citizens of Israel, from the entire political spectrum, refuse to let violence destroy our home.”

Against backdrop of Gaza violence, Israel’s Jews and Arabs join forces for peace, France 24, 18/5/21

“On Wednesday, more than a dozen grassroots groups – including Rabbis for Human Rights, Women Wage Peace, Tag Meir and many others – plan to join hands to create the longest possible human “peace chain” in Jerusalem.”

Glavin: Real-world history also a victim of Israeli-Palestinian violence, Terry Glavin, Ottowa citizen, 19/5/21 (Picture)

Hundreds take part in rally for coexistence outside Jerusalem’s Old City, Times of Israel, 19/5/21

Hundreds of people took part earlier in a rally for Jewish-Arab coexistence along the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City

Israelis Advocate for Peace in Jerusalem Amid Conflict, I24News, 19.5.21

Israeli Women Call For Peace In Jerusalem, Republicworld.com, 19/5/21

Israeli women staged a protest outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls Wednesday, calling for peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Women Wage Peace activists, many wearing white, called for a halt to the violence, advancing the message of peace and hope.

French

Photo du Jour. Des femmes qui se tiennent la main à Jérusalem., Catherine Dupeyron, Israel Valley, 21.5.21 (+« Les femmes font la paix » Dr Marie-Lyne Smadja Interview par Guitel Benishay, Juin 18, 2019 in LPH Hebdo)

Pas de répit à Gaza et en Israël : Témoignage de Yael Bornstein, Radio Canada

La chaîne de la paix
Marie-Lyne Smadja, la cofondatrice de נשים עושות שלום – نساء يصنعن السلام – Women Wage Peace annonce la manifestation qui se tiendra mercredi 19 mai à 15h00 devant la porte de Jaffa à #Jérusalem. Une démarche qui affirme que la violence ne l’emportera pas. Elle explique pourquoi il y a encore matière à avoir confiance. Au micro de Yaël Bornstein, Kan Francais

 

Les Israéliens s’interrogent sur les risques de guerre civile / Par Catherine Dupeyron, Les Echos, 17/5/21

Le conflit entre Israéliens et Palestiniens a, comme souvent, relancé les tensions entre citoyens arabes et juifs au sein d’Israël. Des émeutes violentes ont éclaté dans de nombreuses villes mixtes faisant craindre une guerre civile – la population arabe représente 20 % de la population israélienne.

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Sans compter que les artisans du dialogue et de la coexistence ont été complètement sonnés par cette explosion de violence. « Plus personne ne se sent en sécurité. Je suis très inquiète. Il faut absolument stopper cette escalade de la violence. Si cela ne s’arrête pas, on risque de tomber dans une guerre civile », remarque Marie-Lyne Smadja, l’une des fondatrices de Women Wage Peace (Les Femmes font la paix).

Marie-Lyne et une vingtaine de femmes, juives et arabes, de droite et de gauche, religieuses et laïques, préparent un rassemblement du mouvement pour mercredi prochain, à Jérusalem. Comme elles, nombre d’associations et de simples citoyens engagés dans le dialogue ont commencé à relever la tête.

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Italian

Tregua fragile in Israele: “Nuova guerra senza una soluzione politica”, Intervista con Yael-Braudo Bahat, Insideover, 22.5.2021

 

Intervista con Pascale Chen e Warda Saada, Fiammetta Martegani, L’avennire:

A Gerusalemme pacifisti israeliani chiedono la fine del conflitto, Newsonline (Italy), 19/5/21

Rappresentanti del Women Wage Peace, un movimento civile pacifista israeliano, manifesta a favore della convivenza tra arabi e israeliani e per chiedere la fine del conflitto israelo – palestinese lungo le mura della città vecchia di Geruslemme.

A Gerusalemme pacifisti israeliani chiedono la fine del conflitto, Asknews, 19.5.21

Con Women Wage Peace manifestano per convivenza arabi-israeliani

Gerusalemme, flash-mob pacifista lungo le mura della Citta’ vecchia, Tiscali News, 19/5/21

Il movimento pacifista israeliano, Women Wage Peace, hanno organizzato un sit-in di protesta contro ogni tipo di violenza lungo le mura della Citta’ Vecchia a Gerusalemme. L’escalation militare nel conflitto israelo-palestinese e’ a un punto critico e, ogni giorno, nuovi pesanti bombardamenti causano vittime e distruzione in tutta la zona intorno alla Striscia di Gaza.

German

https://www.zdf.de/politik/auslandsjournal/die-sendung-vom-19-mai-2021-100.html#xtor=CS5-134 (German TV, 7”)

Nahost:Weiter keine Waffenruhe – Anzeichen für Kriegsverbrechen, Euronews, 19.5.21

Vor dem Jaffa-Tor in Jerusalem stehen die Aktivistinnen und protestieren. Mitgliederinnen der Friedensbewegung “Women Wage Peace” forderten am Mittwochmorgen ein Ende der Gewalt im Gazastreifen. Sie bildeten eine Kette um die Altstadt-Mauer.

Other Languages

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Sejumlah Perempuan Israel Lakukan Aksi Minta Perdamaian, Indozone, 20/5/21

Sejumlah Perempuan Israel di Yerusalem Serukan Perdamaian, Timur Tengah, Voaindonesia, 20/5/21

Banyak aktivis Women Wage Peace mengenakan pakaian berwarna putih dan menyerukan penghentian kekerasan sekaligus mengedepankan pesan perdamaian dan harapan.

Yahudi ve Araplardan ‘Barış Zinciri’ protestosu, Sozcu, Turkey, 19.5.21

Kudüs’ün Eski Şehir bölgesinde bir araya gelen onlarca Yahudi ve Arap “Barış Zinciri” protestosu düzenledi

10-blodige-dage-gaza-konflikten-i-billeder, DR denmark, 19/5/21

Jødiske og arabiske indbyggere ved en fredsdemonstration i Jerusalems gamle by tidligere i dag. (Foto: Ronen Zvulun © Scanpix)