Issue: 2454

March - May 2004



By Ippy D

Before you get stuck into reading this thematic section on nonviolent action in Israel/Palestine, we thought it important to point out some inconsistencies in language that you are about to discover.

By John Dear

I live in a tiny, remote, impoverished, three-block-long town in the desert of north eastern New Mexico.

By Naeem Mohaiemen

On the last evening of the World Social Forum, I was standing in the Azad Maidan, surveying the crowds and getting ready for the evening's concert.

By Jan Van Criekinge

Angola is one of the countries in the world that has been most affected by war and violence over the past four decades.

By Graham Carey

We receive important personal and social blessings from technology of all kinds, but for a quarter century we have been completely dominated by a seriously unexamined technology of which Sadie Plant (US author of Zeros and Ones, Digital W

By Ippy D

Well, not quite, but we would like to take the opportunity to say fond farewells and enthusiastic welcomes to volunteers and staff on the PN team and to flag up two opportunities for you to comment on Peace News in its c

By Amos Gvirtz

Amos Gvirtz argues that nonviolence enables Israeli-Palestinian co-operation and makes a call for...

By Zoughbi Elias Zoughbi

Bernard Shaw once said, “If you break a nation's nationality, it will think of nothing else but getting it set again. It will listen to no reformer, to no philosopher, to no preacher, until the demands of the nationalist are granted.

By Khaled Katamish

“Can you dance your tragedies? Can you dance your dreams?

By Matt Robson

I spent last summer as a volunteer on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.

By Veronique Dudouet

The principal focus of non-violent campaigns in Israel-Palestine is the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza strip.

By Rudi Friedrich, Adam Keller

In January 2004 Rudi Friedrich met Gush Shalom activist and member of the Refuser Parents Forum Adam Keller at his home.

By Omar Barghouti

As a Palestinian dance choreographer working in the midst of conflict, I am often asked: what is the rationale of your artistic engagement under the circumstances?


The “Apartheid Wall”, intended to be about 350 miles long and which confiscates 60% of the occupied West Bank's land and encloses numerous communities in several enclaves or Bantustans, is being built at great speed.

By Gila Svirsky

Non-violence as a strategy has been practised throughout the Israeli women's peace movement since the founding of Women in Black in early 1988, one month after the first Palestinian Intifada broke out.