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Peace Studies
11:08 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Two Young Women Work for Peace in the Middle East

Deema Yusuf (left) of Palestine and Yaara Tal of Israel are attending LCC as part of the new Peacemakers Scholarships Project.
Credit Wendy Jett

Two young women from the Middle East are attending Lane Community College this year. One is from Israel, the other from Palestine. They're working for peace through friendship.

Yaara Tal is 22 years old and comes from a kibbutz in southern Israel, near the Gaza Strip. Deema Yusuf is 18. She's from Nazareth, Palestine. Both took part in a camp for young women called "Creativity for Peace"-- which is geared toward promoting peace in the Middle East. Yusuf says the camp emphasizes communication.

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