A Woman Among Men

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IMA Lederer
IMA (Inge Gibel) Lederer was an outspoken pioneer at a time when there were few women leaders in social justice movements. A refugee from Nazi-occupied Austria, her peace-related work included serving as treasurer of Breira in the mid-1970s and as president of Americans for Progressive Israel (API), a predecessor of Partners for Progressive Israel (PPI) in the 1980s. Lederer was the only female in the only grassroots delegation from New Outlook to meet with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat on his historic 1978 trip to Jerusalem that led to the historic Israel-Egypt peace agreement in 1979. <Read Lederer’s story here>

In AJPA stories my generation finds hope and inspiration

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MK Stav Shaffir
  “The stories of generations of courageous Jews preserved in the American Jewish Peace Archive are a bulwark against those who seek to suppress current peace activism and erase from our consciousness those upon whose shoulders we proudly stand. In those stories, my generation finds hope, inspiration, and solutions.”   —Member of Knesset Stav Shaffir