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International Women's Day 2014

  • Outside the jukebox: Female sounds of the Middle East

    To mark International Women's Day, Café Gibraltar is proud to present 'Bat HaMakom/Bint al-Balad,' (Local Woman), a compilation of songs - some of them debuted here for the very first time - by the most innovative female artists making music in Israel today. You can download the album for free, courtesy of the artists. Click here to download the full album ---- Ester Rada - Nano Ney One can recognize the melody of "Nano Ney" from Rada's rather marginal role in Idan Reichel's song "Mima'amakim." In her version, Ester Rada gives the song its proper dues, with lots of energy,…

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  • PHOTOS: Women leading the struggles in Israel/Palestine

    In honor of International Women’s Day, Activestills brings you the best photos of the activist women who push for justice and a better life for all those between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Photo by:  Ahmad al-Bazz, Shiraz Grinbaum, Keren Manor, Tali Mayer, Anne Paq, Ryan Rodrick Beiler, Yotam Ronen, Oren Ziv/Activestills.org   Read more: Meet the Israeli women who have stood up to the occupation for 26 years Women behind the lens: Palestinians filming the occupation

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  • Women behind the lens: Palestinians filming the occupation

    For the past several years, Palestinian women from all walks of life have been taking part in a video project to document human rights violations under occupation. In honor of International Women's Day, one of them tells her story.  By Manal Ja'bri My name is Manal Ja'bri, I am 38-years-old and I have seven children, between the ages of 9 and 18, and I am the sole breadwinner in my family. I grew up in a house near the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. Settlers burned my family’s home and used to beat us on our way to school. One…

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  • PHOTOS: Israeli women who have stood up to the occupation for 26 years

    In honor of International Women's Day, Activestills pays tribute to more than a quarter century of anti-occupation activism by the 'Women in Black' group in Israel. Every Friday since 1988, the women have stood in the main squares of cities or at highway junctions with signs calling to end the Israeli occupation. Often spat at, cursed or violently harassed by passersby, they have become, for us, a symbol of persistence. Project by: Keren Manor & Shiraz Grinbaum / Activestills.org Dafna Kaminer: It was the time of the First Intifada, and we wanted to support the Palestinian struggle. So we decided that we…

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