Fonda Visits Palestinian Refugee Camp -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2002, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,079
Fonda Visits Palestinian Refugee Camp

American actress and activist Jane Fonda, backdropped by the main highway leading from Jerusalem to the northern West Bank town of Ramallah, watches from a hilltop the city of Jerusalem Saturday Dec. 21, 2002. Fonda is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories with a delegation from V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, to discuss the need for women's security, equality, justice and peace.

Fonda Visits Palestinian Refugee Camp

Dec 21, 6:32 PM (ET)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Actress Jane Fonda visited a refugee camp and a hospital in the West Bank on Saturday, capping a three-day visit aimed at promoting peace.

Fonda, who was observing her 65th birthday, passed through a West Bank crossing point of Qalandiya, trudging through mud and clutching a bouquet of red roses given to her by a Palestinian women's group.

She toured West Bank villages and nearby Jewish settlements and was led through a Palestinian refugee camp near Ramallah in a daylong tour by the Jerusalem Center for Women.

It was the final visit of a trip organized by a global movement to stop violence against women. The movement, called V-Day, was inspired by the off-Broadway hit "The Vagina Monologues" and its playwright, Eve Ensler. Ensler accompanied Fonda and led discussions with Palestinian women.

"This is the focal point of so many conflicts," Fonda said. "Both sides aren't hearing each other's narratives, and maybe that's our role as artists."

In an emotional moment, Fonda and Ensler met with Fatima al-Kasba, 37. Kasba said her sons, Yasser, 12, and Samer, 15, were killed a little over a month apart by Israeli soldiers. Fonda embraced Kasba, with both women in tears.

Fonda, a two-time Oscar winner and fitness guru, said she had been to Israel and the West Bank in 1980, but what she saw today was dramatically different. She said she was most surprised by the number and proximity of Jewish settlements to the Palestinian population.

CHOCO is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2002, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,079
CHOCO is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2002, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,079
CHOCO is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome