Special Series: Winners of the 2006 Eliav-Sartawi Awards
by Bradley Burston
Bradley Burston, winner of the 2006 Eliav-Sartwai Award for Middle East Journalism in the Israeli Press, poses difficult questions on why Israelis should care about their neighbours in Gaza. His answer: “Because we are still occupying them. There is more than one way to occupy a people. We, having evolved, have chosen remote control. […] We have to realize that our hearts have been hardened, and do the right thing: Let these people go. […] Even if their own people won't let them go, it's time we did. […] We have to stop occupying them, find entirely new ways to start helping them, involve the international community as a presence for large-scale relief, start seeing them as what they actually are, human beings, trying to get by in one of the worst places on earth.
(Source: Haaretz.com, May 2006) 
by Vivian Salama
Vivian Salama, winner of the 2006 Eliav-Sartawi Award for Middle East Journalism in the Arab Press, promotes understanding of the difficulties facing Cairo’s women who chose to where niqab, face veils, in virtually all sectors – education, business and socially. “The experience revealed to me a new Cairo where taxis snub you, men harass and think the worst of you, people call you the most offensive names and waiters refuse to serve you.”
(Source: Daily Star-Egypt, 25 February 2006) 
by Simone Korkus
Simone Korkus, winner of the 2006 Eliav-Sartawi Award for Middle East Journalism in the International Press, highlights a unique encounter between Israelis and Palestinians. “During secret meetings, a group of 120 Israeli and Palestinian fighters forged a unique peace accord. Among them are Israeli officers and Palestinian freedom fighters. They all have blood on their hands but are convinced that only peace can still bring a solution.” […] "This is a special breakthrough in our history and in this time of violence, and despair, [is] absolutely necessary", says Avichay Sharon, founder of the group, called, “Combatants for Peace.”
(Source: Knack Magazine, May 2006) 
 
 
 
 
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