Israeli, Palestinian women march together for peace | News | DW | 08.10.2017

“We are women from the right, the left, Jews and Arabs, from the cities and the periphery and we have decided that we will stop the next war,” said one of the founders, Marilyn Smadja.The tent on the Jordan River was named after Hagar and Sarah, the two women who, according to religious belief, each bore a son to patriarch Abraham (Ibrahim). Hagar’s son Ishmael is believed to be the ancestor of Arabic tribes, with Sarah’s Isaac being the progenitor of all ancient Jews. ‘To not believe in peace is to not believe in God’ The march comes at a time of deep divide between Palestinian and Israeli leaders. The peace march started on September 24 in several locations across Israel and the West Bank.”We must come together to be able to reach the peace that we all want,” Michal Froman, who was stabbed by a Palestinian in January 2016 while pregnant, told the Agence France-Presse news agency last week.”As a religious woman, I say that to not believe in peace is to not believe in God.”The women are now set to march to Jerusalem and hold a rally in front of the residence of Israel’s hawkish prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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