Ibtisam Mahameed

Marc Gopin

in Bridges across an Impossible Divide

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199916986
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980307 | DOI:
Ibtisam Mahameed

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This chapter focuses on Ibtisam Mahameed, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who lives in the village of Fureidis in Northern Israel. She is a widely respected figure in both the Jewish and Palestinian Israeli interfaith communities, both in Israel and internationally. She has worked tirelessly for interfaith dialogue and for women's empowerment. Ibtisam is a religious Muslim and has worked closely with Jewish, Druze, and Christian women. The interest in this study is the inner life of peacemakers, and in the love between enemies that creates in miniature the community of the future. Nothing captures this more profoundly than the picture of Ibtisam and one of her Jewish partners, Dorit Lubrani.

Keywords: Palestinians; Israel; peacemakers; women's empowerment; Muslims

Chapter.  5654 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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