“[S]ome part of me feared that if I sympathized with ‘the enemy’, my right to struggle for justice might be taken away,” writes Aziz Abu Sarah about acknowledging Jewish pain over the Holocaust. “Now I know this is nonsense: you are stronger when you let humanity overcome enmity.”
(Source: MarcGopin.com, 25 April 2009)
In this article written for CGNews' series on responsible journalism, Yizhar Be'er discusses the ways television personalises and humanises the other during times of conflict.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 9 April 2009)
Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy says that Dr. Izzeldine Abuelaish "seems to be the only person left in this whole slice of the Middle East with its supersized servings of 'us' and 'them' who refuses to hate".
(Source: The Jerusalem Report, 02 March 2009)
The women of Tunisia have a decisive role to play in shaping Tunisia's future. Fatma Ben Saïdane reminds women of the power of their vote and the importance of civic engagement.
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