Making Popular Resistance: Budrus – Alice Rothchild in Palestine and Israel, part 7

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Alice Rothchild, author of Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience, is currently in Palestine and Israel as part of the Dorothy Cotton Institute (DCI) delegation. This is the seventh blog post documenting her trip.

Please note: reports reflect the views of the individuals writing them and do not necessarily represent the Dorothy Cotton Institute, the Center for Transformative Action, Interfaith Peace Builders or other delegates, or the organizations with which they are affiliated.

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After the tour of the wall, we gather to meet in a large municipal community room, U shaped table, ceiling fans stirring the hot air, thin young men in jeans sit near older men, some heavy set, mostly from Budrus, (population 1,600) and nearby Qibya. There is embroidery on the walls, large faded posters. A group of young female students arrive, each more beautiful in artistically draped, colorful hijabs…

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