Three women to discuss realities of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Author: Dennis Brown and Julie Titone


Three women who are living the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will share their experiences and hopes for a just peace in a presentation Tuesday (April 12) at the University of Notre Dame.

Nina Mayorek, Aitemad Muhanna and Diana Kattan will speak at4:15 theHesburghCenterauditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The three women are traveling throughout theUnited Statesmaking a presentation titledJerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision.The tour has been sponsored by Partners for Peace since 1998, and the visit to Notre Dame is co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Kattan, a Christian Palestinian who lives inEast Jerusalem, is director of the Martin Luther Community Development Centre. Mayorek, a Jewish Israeli, is a biochemist in the Department of Human Nutrition and Metabolism at theHebrewUniversity. She lives inWest Jerusalemand is a member of the Israeli womens human rights organization Checkpoint Watch. Muhanna, a Muslim Palestinian and doctoral candidate, is the first tour participant from the Gaza Strip. She has more than 10 years of experience in gender and participatory approaches to development issues.

_ Contact: Julie Titone, Kroc Institute, 574-631-8819 or _

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