Women in Green Add Feathers

Activists from the Women in Green group on Tuesday traded in their characteristic green hats for American Indian feathered headdresses.

In a demonstration prompted by U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher’s visit to Israel, the group was protesting U.S. support of the land-for-peace principle in negotiations between Israel and the Arabs.

The activists waved signs outside the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem that read, “We don’t want Israel to become a reservation for endangered Jews.”

One of the organizers, Ruth Matar, said the costumes were meant to remind Christopher of American history when he speaks to Israeli and Arab figures.

“We looked at a map in the encyclopedia, and found there were more than 50 tribes, which at one time owned all of the United States,” Matar told Israel Radio. “They gave land for peace, and it certainly didn’t work for them.”

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