Women to form ring around Knesset in effort to ‘wage peace’ / Judy Maltz, 3.3.15

Activists to deliver ‘alternative’ speeches to that of Netanyahu’s at U.S. Congress, urging government to renew peace talks with Palestinians.

About two dozen women carrying banners and singing protest songs made their way down Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard Tuesday evening in the first leg of a journey that will bring them to Jerusalem on Wednesday, where they hope to join thousands of others in calling on Israeli leaders to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.

The women are all activists in a recently-launched grassroots organization called Women Wage Peace, which has 7,000 registered members. Their plan is to surround the Knesset at noon on Wednesday, where they will deliver what they describe as “alternative” speeches to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.

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