Tuesday, December 19, 2006

War / Peace Activities - period ended 9.1.2006

War/Peace Activities/Fox, Tom//THE JILL CARROLL STORY/USA Today/New York/NY/USA/24-Aug-06/Christian Science Monitor/…On March 10, the US State Department announced that they had found the body of American Quaker activist Tom Fox. He had been taken hostage on Nov. 26, 2005, along with three other members of the Christian Peacemakers Team. To those working on Jill's behalf, it was an emotional blow; a harsh reminder that hostages held long enough to become icons with their own TV news logos often get killed. ...


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International Conflict/Israel/Palestine/Smith, Tory/Conflict hits home/TimesCommunity.com/Alexandria/VA/USA/16-Aug-06//… Two days after Tory Smith's mission of peace began on Israel's West Bank, he found himself in a nation at war.

Smith, 18, of Great Falls, returned earlier this month from his adventure in Israel as a humanitarian volunteer with the Religious Society of Friends, otherwise known as Quakers. While Hezbollah militants and Israeli forces traded blows to the north, Smith was connecting with people in the Palestinian territories to the south, working at a refugee camp and living with a Palestinian family.

"By far, they are some of the friendliest people I have ever met," Smith said. "I felt really safe there. The biggest worry I had was the Israeli soldiers but even that wasn't incredibly extreme." ….


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