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Queen Noor tweets article by Israeli on women, war

Widow of King Hussein posts article on Twitter by new Israeli immigrant on ‘most dangerous myths about women, war,’ explaining importance of women's involvement in achieving sustainable peace

An article by a journalist who immigrated to Israel was recently published on a website dealing with Middle East news. It caught the eye of Queen Noor of Jordan, widow of King Hussein, and ended up quoted on her Twitter feed.


In “The most dangerous myths about women and war,” writer Leigh Cuen claims that there cannot be peace without involvement of women in the process of mediation and leadership. The full article was published in several languages, including Hebrew.


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Cuen told Ynet that the article was the result of years of research and writing on conflict. She said that women must be involved in conflict resolution processes in order to reach viable solutions, and this is now a common theme in the academic world.


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The Tweet by Queen Noor of Jordan


According to Cuen, this is "good news for anyone who cares about ending disputes, regardless of the connection to feminism." According to Cuen, the formula to increase the chances of success is clear, "To involve women in addition to men, to support mothers in leadership roles, and not to ignore violence against women."


She said the queen's tweet was flattering and she was happy it raised the subject and exposed the issue to audiences that may not have read the work of an Israeli or a Jew under other circumstances.


On the other hand, Cuen said that she was also called a "Nazi" on Twitter and suffered abuse from strangers, so she takes things in perspective. "You cannot take Twitter too seriously."


Click here to read the Tweet, or here to read the article in full.


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