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May 5, 2006
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A women’s group said women should have a greater role in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. Meeting Wednesday with U.N. officials, members of the International Women’s Commission also pushed for talks between Israel and Hamas, the terrorist group leading the Palestinian Authority. “As women, we have a key role to play in meeting challenges and starting the longer-term process of rebuilding communities, reviving dialogue among all parts of society and showing that there are other ways to live,” said Naomi Chazan, an Israeli legislator from the left-wing Meretz Party, who participated in the discussion at Norway’s U.N. Mission. Established in July 2005, the commission comprises 20 Palestinian women, 20 Israeli women and 20 women from various countries.

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