Episode 106: A Pocket of Hope: Israeli Women Building a Shared Future

“From the deepest crises come the clearest visions…We're fighting for our lives. We're fighting for our future,” says Sally Abed of Standing Together, a grassroots political movement in Israel. In this episode of Can We Talk?, we hear from Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel who are working on shared society initiatives, even in the midst of the war. Sally Abed, Hanan Alsanah, Ayesha Ziadna, Khitam Abu Bader, and Racheli Geffen talk about how the war has affected their lives, work, and identity; the unique qualities women bring to social justice work; and their vision for a shared future. Jen Richler recorded their remarks during a women’s mission to Israel in January 2024 co-organized by the Jewish Women’s Archive.

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Released March 5, 2024
  • Ayesha Ziadna, Khitam Abu Bader, and Racheli Geffen at the join Arab-Jewish relief center in Rahat, Israel, speaking to a group of women leaders of Boston Jewish organizations. Credit: Bruce Shaffer. 

  • Hanan Alsanah speaks to a group of women leaders of Boston Jewish organizations in Jerusalem, Israel. Credit: Bruce Shaffer. 

  • Sally Abed of Standing Together, speaking to a group of women leaders of Boston Jewish organizations in Jaffa, Israel. Credit: Bruce Shaffer. 

  • Photo of three women sitting side by side; the woman on the left and in the center have their heads covered, the woman on the right is dressed in black
  • Woman with dark hair wearing dark suit sits at conference table; microphone point in her direction
  • Woman with shoulder-length brown hair sitting and gesturing while she speaks

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 106: A Pocket of Hope: Israeli Women Building a Shared Future." (Viewed on April 25, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-106-pocket-hope-israeli-women-building-shared-future>.