Thousands of Israeli women, including Jews and Arabs, gathered outside parliament in Jerusalem Wednesday urging a peace agreement with the Palestinians, two weeks ahead of a snap general election.
“We will vote for a peace deal,” and “We choose life,” they chanted, brandishing banners.
Israelis go to the polls on March 17, in a vote that looks set to bring rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a fourth term in office.
“Two weeks ahead of the elections, we’ve heard no word on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. No candidates have given their verdict on the issue,” Irit Keinan said in a speech to the rally.
“We’ve suffered through enough wars,” she said.
“Among us are young women, mothers and grandmothers, people who will raise our children — the next generation of soldiers who will be forced to go to war. It’s enough!”