Peace Warrior in the West Bank

Israeli activist and “human shield” Neta Golan practices the precept nonkilling in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, putting her beliefs—and her life—on the line for peace.

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Neta Golan, a thirty-year-old Israeli peace activist and Buddhist, lives with her Palestinian husband in Ramallah, in the West Bank. Last year she cofounded the International Solidarity Movement, an organization committed to nonviolent resistance to Israel’s occupation of lands captured during the 1967 Arab/Israeli war. On several occasions, from mid-February through early April, Tricycle spoke to Golan by telephone.

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