Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared City

Posted: November 7, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ashleigh Puryear

Join Jean Zaru, Adi Dagan, and Muna Shikaki as they discuss their lives in Jerusalem on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. The World Affairs Council in association with George Mason present the discussion with three Jerusalem women as they relate their personal experiences of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it has affected them and their families.

The speakers will outline their mutual vision for an end to the violence, and a lasting peace between Israeli and Palestinians. Zaru is from Ramallah, Palestine, where she taught ethics and Christianity at the Friends Boys School and Girls School. She is a peacemaker and committed to nonviolent struggle to end the occupation of her country. Dagan currently lives in Herzeliya, Israel, while working at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem. The turmoil of the past two years has led her to engage more deeply in both political and human rights activities. Shikaki also lives in Ramallah. She is the program assistant at Defense for Children International/Palestine Section. Shikaki continues to harbor hope for neighborly relations with Israel and reconciliation with the Israeli people, with Palestinians as equals.

The free lecture is open to the community. To register, call (703) 993-2088. For more information, contact Marcy Glover at (703) 993-8770 or

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