- Huwaida Arraf
Huwaida Arraf (born 1976 in Detroit,
Michigan) is a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement(ISM), a pro- Palestinianorganization. The stated mission of the ISM is to resist the Israeli occupation using nonviolent tactics. Arraf is married to Adam Shapiro, another ISM co-founder, whom she met while both were working at the Jerusalemcenter of " Seeds of Peace", an organization that seeks to foster dialogue between Jewish and Palestinian youth.
Arraf, who is Christian, is the daughter of a
Israeli Arabfather and a Palestinian mother. Arraf majored in Arabic and Judaic studies and political scienceat the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also spent a year at the Hebrew Universityin Jerusalem and studied Hebrew on a kibbutz.
* [http://www.radioproject.org/sound/MakingCon_061220_Ax.mp3 National Radio Project] 11 minute interview aired 20 December 2006
* [http://www.palsolidarity.org/ International Solidarity Movement] (official)
* [http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/about-ism/faq/ ISM FAQ's]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,966226,00.html Guardian article] about Arraf, Adam Shapiro and the ISM
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