At the close of the Jewish New Year holiday on Tuesday evening, October 4, more than 2,000 women participated in the launch of the “March of Hope” in which thousands are expected to participate, among them women, members of the Knesset, and academicians, walking from Rosh Hanikra to Jerusalem in order to advance a political agreement with the Palestinians. The march, which will take place during the course of two weeks, was initiated by the movement “Women Wage Peace.” At the conclusion of the March on October 19, a rally will be held outside the residence of the prime minister in Jerusalem.
During the event held on Tuesday evening, representatives of the organization “Four Mothers” – Zohara Antebi and Orna Shimoni, – which fought against the First War in Lebanon and for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from its territory, passed a torch onto young activists from “Women Wage Peace.” The latter organization was founded two years ago following the brutal “Operation Protective Edge” against Gaza. “Women Wage Peace” has thousands of members from throughout Israel, both Jewish and Arab women, as well as partners on the Palestinian side.
For details on the many events planned for the next two weeks: http://womenwagepeace.org.il/en/