Bat Shalom

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Bat Shalom
Motto Women with a vision for a just peace.
Founded 1994 by Israeli and Palestinian women peace activists
Type Non-profit
Services Media attention, direct-appeal campaigns, research, lobbying
Fields Protecting human rights
Key people
Hagar Roublev (1954-2000)

Bat Shalom is one of the organizations of the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace. Bat Shalom is a feminist grassroots organization of Jewish and Arab Israeli women working together towards peace, a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, respect for human rights, and an equal voice for Jewish and Arab women within Israeli society.


In 1989, prominent Israeli and Palestinian women peace activists convened a meeting in Brussels. The meeting initiated an ongoing dialogue that in 1994 resulted in the establishment of The Jerusalem Link comprising two women's organizations—Bat Shalom on the Israeli side, and the Jerusalem Center for Women on the Palestinian side.

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