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Tim King Interviews Israeli Peace Activist Gila Svirsky

It isn't every day you get to hear candid talk about the inner-struggle for peace in Palestine and Israel.

Gila Svirsky in Salem, Oregon
Gila Svirsky in Salem, Oregon
Photo and video interview by Tim King

(SALEM, Ore.) - We constantly report stories about the conflict in the Occupied Territories of Palestine, and Israel itself, at Salem-News.com. It is our opinion and that of millions around the world, that most of the world's problems stem from the conflict in this disputed region of the world.

If you listen to Israeli Peace Activist Gila Svirsky, you just might believe that there is hope for this eternally painful and deadly situation. She says that the core problem, like so many in the world, stems from people who have extremist beliefs.

A resident of Jerusalem, Gila was born and raised on the east coast of the U.S. before moving to Israel 43 years ago. She has been able to watch many changes over the years, beginning around the time of the Six Day War in 1967.

She maintains the Website gilasvirsky.com, and in fact that site was a source for a story that I wrote a few days ago about young women from Israel who refuse to join the war of occupation, and instead are imprisoned by their country. If you didn't know, Israel has a mandatory draft for men and women that begins at the age of 18. (see: Israeli Women Serving Prison Time for Refusal to Join IDF - Tim King Salem-News.com )

Her talks in Oregon are continuing:

Tuesday 9-29-09

2:50 p.m. Eugene Peace & Conflict Global class LCC Main Campus Building 15 room 208

7:00 p.m. Corvallis Unitarian Fellowship

Wednesday 9-30-09

4:00 p.m. Eugene Radio Station KLCC interviews Gila live

7:00 p.m. Harris Hall on the university campus

Thursday 10-30-09

7:30 a.m. Women's Continental Breakfast First United Methodist

2:00 p.m. Eugene Hotel

7:00 p.m. "A Dialogue with the Local Jewish Community on Human Rights and Prospects for peace in Israel and Palestine" Temple Beth Israel 29th Ave & University St.

Here is Tim King's interview with Gila Svirsky

Part One

Part Two

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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor.
Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), the first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several other awards including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website, affiliated with Google News and several other major search engines and news aggregators.
You can send Tim an email at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com




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