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by JaclynF

I’m writing you from the trip of a lifetime! I’m in Israel and Palestine on a delegation organized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and led by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams. (It was also meant to be led by Laureate Mairead Maguire as well, but she’s been detained by the Israeli government.)

Our mission here is to meet with women activists for peace and justice on all sides of the conflict. We start today with a full day of orientation and briefings, and then head straight to Ramallah tomorrow. I’ll be reporting back via facebook and twitter, posts on NWI’s blog, and a travel diary to be published in installments at Feministing. We’re also hoping to liveblog a few of our meetings – stay tuned!

You can read my thoughts on being selected for this incredible mission here.

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